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Mechanicsville, Delaware

Mechanicsville is a crossroads community located in "The Wedge", a geometric oddity arising out of ambiguity in the 18th Century border dispute settlement between the Penns and Calverts in the British North American Colonies. Until 1921, Mechanicsville was claimed by both Pennsylvania and Delaware. Then the resolution allocated Mechanicsville and The Wedge to Delaware.[1]

Mechanicsville, Delaware
Unincorporated community
Mechanicsville is located in Delaware
Coordinates: 39°43′01″N 75°47′01″W / 39.71694°N 75.78361°W / 39.71694; -75.78361Coordinates: 39°43′01″N 75°47′01″W / 39.71694°N 75.78361°W / 39.71694; -75.78361
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
Elevation 292 ft (89 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 302
GNIS feature ID 214295[1]
Mechanicsville in The Wedge. This 1898 map places Mechanicsville in Pennsylvania.


  1. ^ a b "Mechanicsville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved 18 March 2012.