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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
Elevation
292 ft (89 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s) 302
GNIS feature ID 214295
PA-Delaware-wedge
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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