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Mechanicsville, Delaware
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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
292 ft (89 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 302
GNIS feature ID 214295
Mechanicsville in The Wedge. This 1898 map places Mechanicsville in Pennsylvania.

Mechanicsville is an unincorporated community in New Castle County, Delaware.

The community is 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. A resolution allocated Mechanicsville and The Wedge to Delaware, which owns it today.

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