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State of Delaware
Flag of Delaware State seal of Delaware
Flag of Delaware Seal
Nickname(s): The First State, The Small Wonder, Blue Hen State, The Diamond State
Motto(s): Liberty and Independence
Official language(s) none[1]
Capital Dover
Largest city Wilmington
Area  Ranked 49th in the US
 - Total 2,490 sq mi
(6,452 km²)
 - Width 30 miles (48 km)
 - Length 96 miles (154 km)
 - % water 21.5
 - Latitude 38° 27′ N to 39° 50′ N
 - Longitude 75° 3′ W to 75° 47′ W
Population  Ranked 45th in the US
 - Total 783,600
 - Density 401.11/sq mi 
154.87/km² (7th in the US)
 - Median income  $50,152 (12th)
Elevation  
 - Highest point near Ebright Azimuth[2]
447.85[2] ft  (136.5 m)
 - Mean 59 ft  (18 m)
 - Lowest point Atlantic Ocean[3]
0 ft  (0 m)
Admission to Union  December 7, 1787 (1st)
Governor Ruth Ann Minner (D)
Lieutenant Governor John C. Carney, Jr. (D)
U.S. Senators Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (D)
Thomas R. Carper (D)
Congressional Delegation List
Time zone Eastern: UTC-5/-4
Abbreviations DE Del. US-DE
Website delaware.gov
Delaware State Symbols
Living Symbols
 -Bird Blue Hen Chicken
 -Butterfly Eastern Tiger Swallowtail
 -Fish Weakfish
 -Flower Peach blossom
 -Insect Ladybug
 -Tree American Holly
Beverage Milk
Colors Colonial Blue, Buff
Fossil Belemnite
Mineral Sillimanite
Slogan(s) It's Good Being First
Soil Greenwich
Song(s) Our Delaware
Route Marker(s)
Delaware Route Marker
Quarter
Delaware quarter
1999
See Also

Delaware (IPA: /ˈdɛləwɛər/) is a state located on the Atlantic Coast in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States.[4] The state is named after Delaware Bay and River, which were named for Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (1577–1618).[5] Population estimates by the Census Bureau for 2005 place the population of Delaware at 843,524. Despite ranking 45th in population, it is the seventh most densely populated state, with a population density of 320 more people per square mile than the national average, ranking ahead of states such as Florida, California, and Texas.[6] The name Delaware can refer to several different things: Delaware, the U. S. state The Lenape, the Native American tribe also known as the Delaware. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Delaware. ... Image File history File links Delaware_state_seal. ... The flag of Delaware consists of a buff-colored diamond on a field of blue, with the coat of arms of the state of Delaware inside the diamond. ... 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Delaware High Point Sign Geodetic Survey Marker Marker Reads: U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY REFERENCE MARK FOR INFORMATION WRITE TO THE DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON, D.C. $250 FINE OR IMPRISONMENT FOR DISTURBING THIS MARK EBRIGHT AZIMUTH 1933 Southbound View of the Peak from the State Line The Ebright Azimuth is the... The order which the original 13 states ratified the constitution, then the order that the others were admitted to the union This is a list of U.S. states by date of statehood, that is, the date when each U.S. state joined the Union. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... For other uses, see Governor (disambiguation). ... Ruth Ann Minner (born January 17, 1935) is an American businesswoman and politician from Milford, in Kent County, Delaware. ... This is a complete and current List of United States Lieutenant Governors. ... John C. Carney, Jr. ... 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A website (alternatively, web site or Web site) is a collection of Web pages, images, videos or other digital assets that is hosted on one or more web servers, usually accessible via the Internet. ... The following Delaware state symbols have been approved by the Delaware General Assembly and added to the Delaware Code: The seal of Delaware was first adopted on January 17, 1777, with the current version being adopted April 29, 2004. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The Blue Hen Chicken was adopted on April 14, 1939 as the state bird of Delaware. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged into List of U.S. state insects. ... Binomial name Linnaeus, 1758 The Eastern tiger swallowtail, Papilio glaucus, is a large (12 cm wingspan) swallowtail butterfly. ... This is a list of official U.S. state fish: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Binomial name (Bloch & Schneider, 1801) The weakfish, Cynoscion regalis, is a marine fish of the drum family Sciaenidae. ... This is a list of U.S. state flowers: List of U.S. state trees Lists of U.S. state insignia ^ State Flower of Alabama. ... Binomial name (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... It has been suggested that List of U.S. state butterflies be merged into this article or section. ... Binomial name (Linnaeus, 1758) Wikispecies has information related to: Coccinella septempunctata Coccinella septempunctata, the seven-spot ladybird (or, in North America, seven-spotted ladybug or seven-spotted lady beetle), is the most common ladybird in Europe. ... This List of U.S. state trees includes official trees of the following states and U.S. possessions: See also Lists of U.S. state insignia National Grove of State Trees External link USDA list of state trees and flowers Categories: | | ... Binomial name American holly (Ilex opaca) is a small to medium broadleaved evergreen tree in the family Aquifoliaceae. ... This is a list of official state beverages:[1] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... A glass of cows milk. ... This is a list of U.S. state colors:[1] This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... The flag of Delaware consists of a buff-colored diamond on a field of blue, with the coat of arms of the state of Delaware inside the diamond. ... For other uses of the term, see Buff Buff is a pale yellow-brown colour that got its name from the colour of buffalo leather. ... Though every state in the United States has a State Bird and a State Flower, not every state in the United States has a State Fossil. ... Extinct Orders Aulacocerida Phragmoteuthida Belemnitida Diplobelida Belemnoteuthina Belemnites (or belemnoids) are an extinct group of marine cephalopod, very similar in many ways to the modern squid and closely related to the modern cuttlefish. ... // Not every state has an official state mineral, rock, stone or gemstone. ... Sillimanite: Biotite gneiss (Mesozoic and Paleozoic) Sillimanite is an alumino-sillicate mineral with the chemical formula Al2SiO5. ... This article does not cite its references or sources. ... This is a list of official U.S. state soils: This list is incomplete; you can help by expanding it. ... Forty-nine states of the United States (all except New Jersey) have one or more state songs, selected by the state legislature as a symbol of the state. ... Our Delaware is the state song of Delaware, written by George B. Hynson. ... Highways in the United States are split into at least four different types of systems. ... 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State symbols

Main article: List of Delaware state symbols

The state's motto, "Liberty and Independence" is inscribed on the coat of arms, which is incorporated into both the state seal and the state flag. The state's official nickname, "The First State" commemorates the fact that on December 7, 1787, Delaware became the first of the 13 original states to ratify the United States Constitution.[7] Commemorating Delaware's ratification, Constitution Park (one block from where Dover's Golden Fleece Tavern once stood) features a four-foot cube upon which is inscribed the entire document as it has evolved. Delaware has also been called the "Blue Hen State", referring to the official state bird, the Blue Hen Chicken, which was carried with the Delaware Revolutionary War soldiers for cockfighting[8], and the "Diamond State".[9] The ferocity of the Blue Hen Chickens carried by Captain Jonathan Caldwell's men in the Revolutionary Army and the prowess of his company led to the nickname of "Caldwell's Gamecocks"[10] and the nickname of the University of Delaware Fightin' Blue Hens. Along with other traditional symbols such as an official state tree (the American holly) and flower (the peach blossom), legislature has adopted the Delaware Diamond, the first star on the International Star Registry ever to be registered to an American State. The following Delaware state symbols have been approved by the Delaware General Assembly and added to the Delaware Code: The seal of Delaware was first adopted on January 17, 1777, with the current version being adopted April 29, 2004. ... Liberty and Independence is Delawares state motto. ... The Seal of Delaware was first adopted on January 17, 1777, with the current version being adopted April 29, 2004. ... The flag of Delaware consists of a buff-colored diamond on a field of blue, with the coat of arms of the state of Delaware inside the diamond. ... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ... Wikisource has original text related to this article: The United States Constitution The United States Constitution is the supreme law of the United States of America. ... The Blue Hen Chicken was adopted on April 14, 1939 as the state bird of Delaware. ... Binomial name Ilex opaca American holly (Ilex opaca) is a small to medium broadleaved evergreen tree in the family Aquifoliaceae. ... Binomial name (L.) Batsch Percentages are relative to US recommendations for adults. ... The official state star of Delaware is Delaware Diamond, located in the constellation of Ursa Major (Great Bear), with coordinates of right ascension 9h 40m 44s and declination 48d 14 2. Title 29 of the state constitution (look to §317) [1] Category: ... ISR Certificate The International Star Registry (ISR) was founded in 1979 and allows people to name a star as a gift or memorial. ...


Geography

Map of Delaware
Map of Delaware

Delaware is 96 miles long and ranges from 9 to 35 miles across, totaling 1,954 square miles and making it the second-smallest state in the United States after Rhode Island. A basic statewide map of Delaware from the Delaware DataMIL (datamil. ... A basic statewide map of Delaware from the Delaware DataMIL (datamil. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


Delaware is bounded to the north by Pennsylvania, to the east by the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean and to the west and south by Maryland. Small portions of Delaware are also situated on the far, or eastern, side of the Delaware River estuary, and these small parcels share land boundaries with New Jersey. This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... For other meanings, see Estuary (disambiguation) Río de la Plata estuary An estuary is a semi-enclosed coastal body of water with one or more rivers or streams flowing into it, and with a free connection to the open sea. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...


The state of Delaware, together with the Eastern Shore counties of Maryland and two counties of Virginia, form the Delmarva Peninsula, which stretches far down the Mid-Atlantic Coast. This article is about the U.S. state. ... Delmarva Peninsula map The Delmarva Peninsula is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by portions of three U.S. states: Delaware, Maryland, and Virginia. ...


The definition of the northern boundary of the state is highly unusual. Most of the boundary between Delaware and Pennsylvania is defined by an arc extending 12 miles (19 km) from the cupola of the courthouse in New Castle, and is referred to as the Twelve-Mile Circle. This is the only true-arc political boundary in the United States. This border extends all the way east to the low-tide mark on the New Jersey shore, then continues south along the shoreline until it again reaches the twelve-mile arc in the south; then the boundary continues in a more conventional way in the middle of the main channel (thalweg) of the Delaware River Estuary. To the west, a portion of the arc extends past the easternmost edge of Maryland. The remaining western border is a tangent to this arc that runs slightly east of due south from its intersection with the arc. The Wedge of land between the northwest part of the arc and the Maryland border was claimed by both Delaware and Pennsylvania until 1921, when Delaware's claim was confirmed. Cupola of St Peters Basilica, Rome In architecture, a cupola consists of a dome-shaped ornamental structure located on top of a larger roof or dome, often used as a lookout or to admit light and provide ventilation. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... The Twelve-Mile Circle The Twelve-Mile Circle is an arc that makes up most of the north-south boundary between the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware in the United States. ... Thalweg (a German word compounded from Tal, valley, and Weg, way) is a term adopted into English usage for geography. ... Circle around The Wedge The Wedge (or Delaware Wedge) is the portion of the border between Delaware and Pennsylvania, between the Twelve-Mile Circle and the intersection of the north-south and east-west portions of the Mason-Dixon Line. ...


Delaware is subdivided into three counties: from north to south, New Castle, Kent County and Sussex.See also: List of counties in Delaware New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Delawares Three Counties Kent County: Formed in 1685 by William Penn as St. ...

Main articles: Twelve-Mile Circle, The Wedge, Mason-Dixon line, Transpeninsular Line

The Twelve-Mile Circle The Twelve-Mile Circle is an arc that makes up most of the north-south boundary between the states of Pennsylvania and Delaware in the United States. ... For the polling company, see Mason-Dixon Polling & Research Inc. ... The Transpeninsular Line and the Tangent Line portion of the Mason-Dixon Line The Transpeninsular Line (at approximately 38° 27 N) is a surveyed line, the eastern half of which forms the north-south border between Delaware and Maryland. ...

Topography

Delaware is on a level plain; the highest elevation, located at Ebright Azimuth, near Concord High School, Wilmington, does not even rise 450 feet above sea level. The northern part is associated with the Appalachian Piedmont and is full of hills with rolling surfaces. South of Newark and Wilmington, the state follows the Atlantic Coastal Plain with flat, sandy, and, in some parts, swampy ground. A ridge about 75 to 80 feet in altitude extends along the western boundary of the state and is the drainage divide between the two major water bodies of the Delaware River and several streams falling into Chesapeake Bay in the west. Delaware High Point Sign Geodetic Survey Marker Marker Reads: U.S. COAST & GEODETIC SURVEY REFERENCE MARK FOR INFORMATION WRITE TO THE DIRECTOR, WASHINGTON, D.C. $250 FINE OR IMPRISONMENT FOR DISTURBING THIS MARK EBRIGHT AZIMUTH 1933 Southbound View of the Peak from the State Line The Ebright Azimuth is the...


Climate

Since almost all of Delaware is a part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain, the climate is moderated by the effects of the ocean. The state is somewhat of a transitional zone between a humid subtropical climate and a continental climate. Despite its small size (roughly 100 miles from its northernmost to southernmost points), there is significant variation in mean temperature and amount of snowfall between Sussex County and New Castle County. The southern portion of the state has a somewhat milder climate and a longer growing season than the northern portion of the State. Furthermore, the transitional climate of Delaware supports a surprising variety of vegetation. At Trap Pond State Park in Sussex County, bald cypress grow -- this is thought to be one of the northernmost stands of these trees. The vegetation in New Castle County, on the other hand, is more typical of that of the northeastern United States. All parts of Delaware have relatively hot, humid summers. While Sussex and Kent Counties are considered to fall in the humid subtropical climate zone, there is some debate about whether northern New Castle County falls in the humid subtropical climate zone or warm continental climate. The Atlantic Coastal Plain is the rather flat stretch of land that borders the Atlantic Ocean (including the Gulf of Mexico). ... The humid subtropical climate (Köppen Cfa) is a climate zone characterized by hot, humid summers and chilly to mild winters. ... Regions containing a continental climate exist in portions of Northern Hemisphere continents, and also at higher elevations in certain other parts of the world. ...


History

Main article: History of Delaware

The History of Delaware is the story of a small American state, in the middle of heart of the nation, and yet until recently often isolated and even invisible to outsiders. ...

Native Americans

Before Delaware was settled by European colonists, the area was home to the Eastern Algonquian tribes known as the Unami Lenape or Delaware throughout the Delaware valley, and the Nanticoke along the rivers leading into the Chesapeake Bay. The Unami Lenape in the Delaware Valley were closely related to Munsee Lenape tribes along the Hudson River. They had a settled hunting and agricultural society, and they rapidly became middlemen in an increasingly frantic fur trade with their ancient enemy, the Minqua or Susquehannock. With the loss of their lands on the Delaware River and the destruction of the Minqua by the Iroquois of the Five Nations in the 1670s, the remnants of the Lenape left the region and moved over the Alleghany Mountains by the mid-18th century. The Algonquian (also Algonkian) languages are a subfamily of Native American languages that includes most of the languages in the Algic language family (others are Wiyot and Yurok of northwestern California). ... Human taste sensory organs, called taste buds or gustatory calyculi, and concentrated on the upper surface of the tongue, appear to be receptive to relatively few chemical species as tastes. ... For the language, see Lenape language. ... Nanticoke is the name of several places in North America: Nanticoke in New York, United States Nanticoke in Pennsylvania, United States Nanticoke in Ontario, Canada Nanticoke could also refer to: Nanticoke, an Algonquian language. ... The Chesapeake Bay - Landsat photo The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States. ... The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ... , The Hudson River, called Muh-he-kun-ne-tuk in Mahican, the Great Mohegan by the Iroquois,[1][2][3] or as the Lenape Native Americans called it in Unami, Muhheakantuck, Θkahnéhtati[4] in Tuscarora), is a river that runs through the eastern portion of New York State and... Susquehannock The Susquehannock people were natives of areas adjacent to the Susquehanna River and its tributaries from the southern part of what is now New York, through Pennsylvania, to the mouth of the Susquehanna in Maryland at the north end of the Chesapeake Bay. ... For other uses, see Iroquois (disambiguation). ... Five Nations can refer to: The original five nations of the Iroquois Confederacy, a union of Native American tribes The Five Nations Championship in rugby union, now the Six Nations Championship The Five Nations of the Eberron Campaign Setting. ... The Allegheny Mountains are a part of the Appalachian mountain range located in the eastern United States. ...


Colonial Delaware

The Dutch were the first Europeans to settle in present-day Delaware by establishing a trading post at Zwaanendael, near the site of Lewes in 1631. Within a year all the settlers were killed in a dispute with area Indian tribes. In 1638, a Swedish trading post and colony was established at Fort Christina (now in Wilmington) by Dutchman Peter Minuit at the head of a group of Swedes, Finns and Dutch. Thirteen years later, the Dutch, reinvigorated by the leadership of Peter Stuyvesant, established a new fort in 1651 at present-day New Castle, and in 1655 they took over the entire Swedish colony, incorporating it into the Dutch New Netherland. The Dutch (Ethnonym: Nederlanders meaning Lowlanders) are the dominant ethnic group[1] of the Netherlands[2]. They are usually seen as a Germanic people. ... Zwaanendael was a settlement established in 1631 by Dutch settlers in the area of present-day Lewes, Delaware. ... Seal of the City of Lewes There are other places called Lewes Lewes (pronounced LOO-is) is an incorporated city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... // Events February 5 - Roger Williams emigrates to Boston. ... This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... Events March 29 - Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden. ... Fort Christina was the first Swedish settlement in North America and the principal settlement of the New Sweden colony. ... : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... Peter Minuit Peter Minuit == Life and work == Minuits Walloon family, originally from the city of Tournai, was one of many Protestant families that fled persecution from the Roman Catholic government of the Spanish Netherlands (present-day Belgium), and found refuge in the Dutch Republic and Protestant parts of the... Language(s) Finnish, Swedish Languages related to Finnish include Estonian, Karelian, Vepsian, Võro and to a lesser extent, all Finno-Ugric Languages. ... Pieter Stuyvesant is also the name of a Dutch cigarette brand from Imperial Tobacco. ... // Events January 1 - Charles II crowned King of Scotland in Scone. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... Events March 25 - Saturns largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christian Huygens. ... States which were part of New Netherlands Map based on Adriaen Blocks 1614 expedition to New Netherland, featuring the first use of the name. ...


Only nine years later, in 1664, the Dutch were themselves forcibly removed by a British expedition under the direction of James, the Duke of York. Fighting off a prior claim by Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore, Proprietor of Maryland, the Duke passed his somewhat dubious ownership on to William Penn in 1682. Penn strongly desired access to the sea for his Pennsylvania province and leased what then came to be known as the "Lower Counties on the Delaware" from the Duke. Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... James II and VII (14 October 1633 – 16 September 1701)[2] was King of England, King of Scots,[1] and King of Ireland from 6 February 1685 to 11 December 1688. ... Cæcilius Calvert, 2nd Baron Baltimore (August 8, 1605 – November 30, 1675), usually called Cecil, was an English coloniser who was the first proprietor of the Maryland colony. ... Official language(s) None (English, de facto) Capital Annapolis Largest city Baltimore Largest metro area Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area Area  Ranked 42nd  - Total 12,407 sq mi (32,133 km²)  - Width 101 miles (145 km)  - Length 249 miles (400 km)  - % water 21  - Latitude 37° 53′ N to 39° 43′ N... For other uses, see William Penn (disambiguation). ... Year 1682 (MDCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Penn established representative government and briefly combined his two possessions under one General Assembly in 1682. However, by 1704 the Province of Pennsylvania had grown so large that their representatives wanted to make decisions without the assent of the Lower Counties and the two groups of representatives began meeting on their own, one at Philadelphia, and the other at New Castle. Penn and his heirs remained proprietors of both and always appointed the same person Governor for their Province of Pennsylvania and their territory of the Lower Counties. The fact that Delaware and Pennsylvania shared the same governor was not unique. During much of the colonial period, New York and New Jersey shared a governor, as did Massachusetts and New Hampshire. Year 1682 (MDCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 10-day slower Julian calendar). ... Events Building of the Students Monument in Aiud, Romania. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ...


Dependent in early years on indentured labor, Delaware imported more slaves as the number of English immigrants decreased with better economic conditions in England. The colony became a slave society.


American Revolution

Like the other middle colonies, the Lower Counties on the Delaware initially showed little enthusiasm for a break with Britain. The citizenry had a good relationship with the Proprietary government, and generally were allowed more independence of action in their Colonial Assembly than in other colonies. Nevertheless, there was strong objection to the seemingly arbitrary measures of Parliament, and it was well understood that the territory's very existence as a separate entity depended upon its keeping step with its powerful neighbors, especially Pennsylvania. The House of Representatives Chamber of the Parliament of Australia in Canberra. ...


So it was that New Castle lawyer Thomas McKean denounced the Stamp Act in the strongest terms, and Kent County native John Dickinson, became the "Penman of the Revolution." Anticipating the Declaration of Independence, Patriot leaders Thomas McKean and Caesar Rodney convinced the Colonial Assembly to declare itself separated from British and Pennsylvania rule on June 15, 1776, but the person best representing Delaware's majority, George Read, could not bring himself to vote for a Declaration of Independence. Only the dramatic overnight ride of Caesar Rodney gave the delegation the votes needed to cast Delaware's vote for Independence. Once the Declaration was adopted, however, Read signed the document. Thomas McKean Thomas McKean (March 19, 1734–June 24, 1817) was the second President of the United States in Congress assembled, from July 10, 1781, until November 4, 1781. ... A stamp act is a law enacted by a government that requires a tax to be paid on the transfer of certain documents. ... John Dickinson (November 2, 1732 – February 14, 1808) was an American lawyer, artist and politician from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Wilmington, Delaware. ... This article concerns Patriots in the American Revolutionary War. ... Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784), was an American lawyer and politician from St. ... is the 166th day of the year (167th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... For other uses, see 1776 (disambiguation). ... George Read (September 18, 1733 – September 21, 1798) was an American lawyer and politician from New Castle, in New Castle County, Delaware. ...


Initially led by John Haslet, Delaware provided one of the premier regiments in the Continental Army, known as the "Delaware Blues" and nicknamed the "Blue Hen Chickens." In August 1777, General Sir William Howe led a British army through Delaware on his way to a victory at the Battle of Brandywine and capture of the city of Philadelphia. The only real engagement on Delaware soil was the Battle of Cooch's Bridge, fought on September 3, 1777, at Cooch's Bridge in New Castle County. It is believed to be the first time that the Stars and Stripes was flown in battle. John Haslet (about 1727– January 3, 1777) was an American clergyman and soldier from Milford, Delaware in Kent County. ... The Continental Army was an army formed after the outbreak of the American Revolutionary War by the colonies that became the United States of America. ... The Blue Hen Chicken was adopted on April 14, 1939 as the state bird of Delaware. ... For the surrealist painter, see William Howe (painter). ... Combatants United States Great Britain Commanders George Washington William Howe Strength 10,600 (8,000 present) 17,000 (6,000 present) Casualties 1,200-1,300 casualties 93 killed 488 wounded 6 missing The Battle of Brandywine was a battle of the Philadelphia campaign of the American Revolutionary War fought... is the 246th day of the year (247th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... Cooch’s Bridge, located at Old Baltimore Pike, Wilmington, Delaware, is the site of the historic Battle of Cooch’s Bridge. ...


Following the Battle of Brandywine, Wilmington was occupied by the British, and State President John McKinly was taken prisoner. The British remained in control of the Delaware River for much of the rest of the war, disrupting commerce and providing encouragement to an active Loyalist portion of the population, particularly in Sussex County. Only the repeated military activities of State President Caesar Rodney were able to control them. List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... John McKinly (February 21, 1721–August 21, 1796) was an American physician and politician from Wilmington, Delaware, in New Castle County. ... For other uses, see Loyalist (disambiguation). ...


Following the American Revolution, statesmen from Delaware were among the leading proponents of a strong central United States with equal representation for each state. Once the Connecticut Compromise was reached—creating a U.S. Senate and U.S. House of Representatives—the leaders in Delaware were able to easily secure ratification of the U.S. Constitution on December 7, 1787, making Delaware the first state to do so. John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... The Connecticut Compromise, also known as the Great Compromise, was an essential agreement between large and small states reached during the Philadelphia Convention of 1787 that in part defined the legislative structure and representation that each state would have under the United States Constitution. ... Type Upper House President of the Senate Richard B. Cheney, R since January 20, 2001 President pro tempore Robert C. Byrd, D since January 4, 2007 Members 100 Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party Last elections November 7, 2006 Meeting place Senate Chamber United States Capitol Washington, DC United States... Type Bicameral Speaker of the House of Representatives House Majority Leader Nancy Pelosi, (D) since January 4, 2007 Steny Hoyer, (D) since January 4, 2007 House Minority Leader John Boehner, (R) since January 4, 2007 Members 435 plus 4 Delegates and 1 Resident Commissioner Political groups Democratic Party Republican Party... is the 341st day of the year (342nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1787 was a common year starting on Monday (see link for calendar). ...


Slavery and race

Many colonial settlers came from Maryland and Virginia which had been experiencing a population boom. The economies of these colonies were largely based on tobacco and were increasingly dependent on slave labor. Most of the English colonists arrived as indentured servants, hiring themselves out as laborers for a fixed period to pay for their passage. In the early years the line between indentured servants and African slaves or laborers was fluid. Most of the free African-American families in Delaware before the Revolution had migrated from Maryland to find more affordable land. They were descendants chiefly of relationships or marriages between free or servant white women and enslaved, servant or free African or African-American men.[11] As the flow of indentured laborers to the colony decreased with improving economic conditions in England, more slaves were imported. The economy's early growth and prosperity was based on slave labor, devoted first to the production of tobacco. An indentured servant (also called a bonded laborer) is a labourer unde from the employer in exchange for an extension to the period of their indenture, which could thereby continue indefinitely. ... Wiktionary has related dictionary definitions, such as: slave Slave may refer to: Slavery, where people are owned by others, and live to serve their owners without pay Slave (BDSM), a form of sexual and consenual submission Slave clock, in technology, a clock or timer that synchrnonizes to a master clock...


At the end of the colonial period, the number of enslaved people in Delaware began to decline. Shifts in the agriculture economy from tobacco to mixed farming created less need for slaves labor. Local Methodists and Quakers encouraged slaveholders to free their slaves following the American Revolution, and many did so in a surge of manumissions for idealistic reasons. When John Dickinson freed his slaves in 1777, he was Delaware's largest slave owner with 37 slaves. By 1860 the largest slaveholder owned only 16 slaves. Although attempts to abolish slavery failed by narrow margins in the legislature, by the 1860 census 91.7 percent of the black population was free.[12] There were nearly 20,000 free African Americans.[13] The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... Year 1777 (MDCCLXXVII) was a common year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 11-day slower Julian calendar). ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... African Americans, also known as Afro-Americans or black Americans, are an ethnic group in the United States of America whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Sub-Saharan and West Africa. ...


The oldest black church in the country was chartered in Delaware by former slave Peter Spencer in 1813 as the "Union Church of Africans." This is now the A.U.M.P. Church. The Big August Quarterly began in 1814 and is the oldest such cultural festival in the country. Categories: Stub | 1782 births | 1843 deaths ... The Spencer Churches (less commonly called the Union Churches) are the two religious denominations that resulted from a schism in the first independent black denomination in the United States, the Union Church of Africans founded by Peter Spencer in Delaware in 1813 and usually called the African Union Church: African... The African Union First Colored Methodist Protestant Church and Connection, usually called the A.U.M.P. Church, is a Methodist Christian denomination and the oldest independent black denomination in the U.S. It was chartered by Peter Spencer (1782-1843) in Wilmington, Delaware, in 1813 as the Union Church... Big August Quarterly is an annual religious festival held in Wilmington, Delaware (sometimes called Big Quarterly or August Quarterly). Begun in 1814 by Peter Spencer in connection with the quarterly meeting (or conference) of the African Union Church -- of the four meetings during the year, the one in August became...


During the American Civil War, Delaware was still defined as a slave state, but it remained in the Union. Delaware voted against secession on January 3, 1861. Delaware had been the first state to embrace the Union by ratifying the Constitution and would be the last to leave it, according to Delaware's governor. While most Delaware citizens who fought in the war served in the regiments of the state, some served in companies on the Confederate side in Maryland and Virginia Regiments. Delaware is notable for being the only slave state not to assemble Confederate regiments or militia groups. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total... is the 3rd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1861 (MDCCCLXI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ...


Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1790 59,096
1800 64,273 8.8%
1810 72,674 13.1%
1820 72,749 0.1%
1830 76,748 5.5%
1840 78,085 1.7%
1850 91,532 17.2%
1860 112,216 22.6%
1870 125,015 11.4%
1880 146,608 17.3%
1890 168,493 14.9%
1900 184,735 9.6%
1910 202,322 9.5%
1920 223,003 10.2%
1930 238,380 6.9%
1940 266,505 11.8%
1950 318,085 19.4%
1960 446,292 40.3%
1970 548,104 22.8%
1980 594,338 8.4%
1990 666,168 12.1%
2000 783,600 17.6%
Est. 2006 853,476 8.9%
Delaware Population Density Map
Delaware Population Density Map
Demographics of Delaware (csv)
By race White Black AIAN* Asian NHPI*
2000 (total population) 77.65% 20.28% 0.79% 2.43% 0.09%
2000 (Hispanic only) 4.10% 0.59% 0.12% 0.04% 0.02%
2005 (total population) 76.01% 21.51% 0.79% 3.01% 0.09%
2005 (Hispanic only) 5.39% 0.58% 0.14% 0.04% 0.02%
Growth 2000–05 (total population) 5.37% 14.20% 7.91% 33.58% 12.73%
Growth 2000–05 (non-Hispanic only) 3.36% 14.46% 4.94% 34.00% 15.17%
Growth 2000–05 (Hispanic only) 41.33% 5.47% 24.81% 8.81% 2.86%
* AIAN is American Indian or Alaskan Native; NHPI is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

The five largest ancestries in Delaware are: African American (19.2%), Irish (16.6%), German (14.3%), English (12.1%), Italian (9.3%). Delaware has the highest proportion of African-American residents of any state north of Maryland, and had the largest percentage of free blacks (17% of the state) prior to the Civil War. The United [[States Census of 1790 was the first Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1800 was the second Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1810 was the third Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1820 was the fourth Census conducted in the United States. ... The United States Census of 1830 was the fifth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Sixth Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 17,069,453 — an increase of 32. ... The Seventh Census of the United States, conducted by the Bureau of the Census, determined the resident population of the United States to be 23,191,876 — an increase of 35. ... The United States Census of 1860 was the eighth Census conducted in the United States. ... The Ninth United States Census was taken in 1870. ... 1880 US Census The United States Census of 1880 was the tenth United States Census. ... The Eleventh United States Census was taken June 1, 1890. ... 1900 US Census The Twelfth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 76,212,168, an increase of 21. ... The Thirteenth United States Census was taken in 1910. ... The Fourteenth United States Census was taken in 1920. ... The Fifteenth United States Census was taken in 1930. ... The Sixteenth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 132,164,569, an increase of 7. ... The Seventeenth United States Census was taken in 1950. ... The Eighteenth United States Census was taken in 1960. ... The Nineteenth United States Census was taken in 1970. ... The Twentieth United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 226,545,805, an increase of 11. ... The Twenty-first United States Census, conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States to be 248,709,873, an increase of 9. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Image File history File links Delaware_population_map. ... Image File history File links Delaware_population_map. ... Race and ethnicity in the United States Census, as defined by the United States Census Bureau and the Federal Office of Management and Budget (OMB), is a self-identification data item in which residents choose the race or races with which they most closely identify. ... An African American (also Afro-American, Black American, or simply black) is a member of an ethnic group in the United States whose ancestors, usually in predominant part, were indigenous to Africa. ... German Americans (German Deutschamerikaner) are citizens of the United States of ethnic German ancestry and currently form the largest ancestry group in the United States, accounting for 17% of the U.S. population. ... British Americans are Americans whose ancestry stems, either wholly or in part, from one of the four constituent nations of the United Kingdom. ... An Italian American is an American of Italian descent and/or dual citizenship. ... // Freeman The term freeman was generally an English or American Colonial expression in Puritan times, which referred to those persons who were not under legal restraint – usually for the payment of an outstanding debt, because of their continual drunkeness, because they had recently relocated, or because they were idle and...


The center of population of Delaware is located in New Castle County, in the town of Townsend.[14] Center of population is a subject of study in the field of demographics. ... Townsend is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ...


Languages

As of 2000, 90.5% of Delaware residents age 5 and older speak only English at home; 4.7% speak Spanish. French is the third most spoken language at 0.7%, followed by Chinese at 0.5% and German at 0.5%. The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


In 2006, legislation was proposed in Delaware that would designate English as the official language.[15][16] // Although the United States currently has no official language, it is largely monolingual with English being the de facto national language. ...


Religion

The religious affiliations of the people of Delaware are:

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Delaware is home to the Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington and the Episcopal Diocese of Delaware. The A.U.M.P. Church, the oldest African-American denomination in the nation, was founded in Wilmington and still has a substantial presence in the state. An Islamic mosque has been built in the Ogletown area, and a Hindu temple in Hockessin, reflecting new immigrant populations. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Wilmington is an ecclesiastical territory or diocese of the Roman Catholic Church in the eastern United States and is comprised of the entire state of Delaware and the Eastern Shore of Maryland. ... The Episcopal Diocese of Delaware is one of 108 Dioceses making up the Episcopal Church in the United States of America. ... Islam (Arabic: ; ( ▶ (help· info)), the submission to God) is a monotheistic faith, one of the Abrahamic religions and the worlds second-largest religion. ... The Masjid al-Haram in Mecca as it exists today A mosque is a place of worship for followers of the Islamic faith. ... New Castle County is the northernmost of the three counties of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... This article discusses the adherents of Hinduism. ... Hockessin is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ...


Delaware is home to approximately 20,000 Jews, who are served by the Jewish Community Center in Brandywine (outside of Wilmington) and by a number of educational, social and cultural agencies supported by the Jewish Federation of Delaware. Synagogues include Congregation Beth Emeth (Reform) in Wilmington, Congregation Beth El (Reconstructionist) in Newark, and Congregation Beth Shalom (Conservative) in Wilmington, Congregation Beth Sholom (Conservative) in Dover, and Adas Kodesh Shel Emeth (Traditional) in Wilmington. There is also a Lubavitcher community center and synagogue in Brandywine Hundred. Languages Historical Jewish languages Hebrew, Yiddish, Ladino, others Liturgical languages: Hebrew and Aramaic Predominant spoken languages: The vernacular language of the home nation in the Diaspora, significantly including English, Hebrew, Yiddish, and Russian Religions Judaism Related ethnic groups Arabs and other Semitic groups For the Jewish religion, see Judaism. ... A Jewish Community Center is a general recreational, social and fraternal organization serving the Jewish community in a number of cities. ... A Jewish federation is a confederation of various Jewish social agencies, volunteer programs, educational bodies, and related organizations, found within most cities in North America that host a viable Jewish community. ... Belarus, where Lubavitch originated Rabbi Menachem Mendel Schneerson (1902-1994) the seventh Rebbe of Chabad Lubavitch. ... Brandywine Hundred is the name of an unincorporated subdivision of New Castle County, Delaware. ...


Economy

"Picking Peaches in Delaware" from an 1878 issue of Harper's Weekly
"Picking Peaches in Delaware" from an 1878 issue of Harper's Weekly

The gross state product of Delaware in 2003 was $49 billion. The per capita personal income was $34,199, ranking 9th in the nation. In 2005, the average weekly wage was $937, ranking 7th in the nation.[17] Image File history File links Peach_delaware. ... Image File history File links Peach_delaware. ... Teresa Bagioli Sickles confession, 1859 Harpers Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City. ...


Delaware's agricultural output consists of poultry, nursery stock, soybeans, dairy products and corn. Its industrial outputs include chemical products, processed foods, paper products, and rubber and plastic products. Delaware's economy generally outperforms the national economy of the United States. Ducks amongst other poultry The Poultry-dealer, after Cesare Vecellio Poultry is the category of domesticated birds kept for meat, eggs, and feathers. ... Binomial name Glycine max Soybeans (US) or soya beans (UK) (Glycine max) are a high-protein legume (Family Fabaceae) grown as food for both humans and livestock. ... A dairy farm near Oxford, New York in the United States. ... This article is about the maize plant. ... A chemical substance is any material substance used in or obtained by a process in chemistry: A chemical compound is a substance consisting of two or more chemical elements that are chemically combined in fixed proportions. ... Food preservation is the process of treating and handling food in such a way as to stop or greatly slow down spoilage to prevent foodborne illness while maintaining nutritional value, texture and flavor. ... For other uses, see Paper (disambiguation). ... This does not cite any references or sources. ... For other uses, see Plastic (disambiguation). ...


The state's largest employers are:

Dover Air Force Base, located in the state capital of Dover, is one of the largest Air Force bases in the country and is a major employer in Delaware. In addition to its other responsibilities, the base serves as the entry point and mortuary for American military persons (and some U.S. government civilians) who die overseas. The University of Delaware (UD) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... This article is about E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company. ... Syngenta AG is a large global agribusiness which markets seeds and crop protection products (pesticides). ... AstraZeneca PLC (LSE: AZN, OMX: AZN), is a large Anglo-Swedish pharmaceutical company formed on 6 April 1999 by the merger of Swedish Astra AB and British Zeneca Group PLC. Zeneca was part of Imperial Chemical Industries prior to a demerger in 1993. ... Hercules Inc. ... Bank of America (NYSE: BAC TYO: 8648) is the largest commercial bank in the United States in terms of deposits, and the largest company of its kind in the world. ... Wilmington Trust (NYSE: WL) was founded on July 8, 1903) as a banking, trust, and safe deposit company by DuPont president T. Coleman du Pont. ... Bank One, based in Chicago, Illinois, was the sixth-largest bank in the United States. ... Bank One, based in Chicago, Illinois, was the sixth-largest bank in the United States. ... JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM) is one of the oldest financial services firms in the world. ... American International Group, Inc. ... Citi redirects here. ... Deutsche Bank AG (pronounced [2]) (ISIN: DE0005140008, NYSE: DB) (literal translation - German Bank) is a leading global investment bank with a broad private clients franchise, headquartered in Frankfurt, Germany. ... The Barclays Group is based in One Churchill Place, Canary Wharf Barclays plc (LSE: BARC, NYSE: BCS, TYO: 8642 ) is a global financial services provider and sportswear consultancy operating in Europe, the United States, the Middle East, Latin America, Australia, Asia and Africa. ... General Motors Corporation, also known as GM, is a multinational corporation headquartered in the United States and has been the worlds largest and most dominant automaker since 1931 till the second half of 2007, surpassed by Toyota; as well as the global industry sales leader for 77 years. ... For other uses, including the Chrysler Brand, see Chrysler (disambiguation). ... Perdue Farms is a major chicken processing company based in the United States. ... Dover Air Force Base or Dover AFB (IATA: DOV, ICAO: KDOV, FAA LID: DOV) is a base of the United States Air Force in the state of Delaware. ... : The State Capital since 1777 United States Delaware Kent 22. ... A mortuary is a cold chamber used to keep the deceased from seriously decomposing; this practice exists for the sake of recognition of the deceased and to allow time to prepare for burial. ...


Delaware has 6 different income tax brackets, ranging from 2.2% to 5.95%. The state does not assess sales tax on consumers. The state does, however, impose a tax on the gross receipts of most businesses. Business and occupational license tax rates range from 0.096% to 1.92%, depending on the category of business activity. Tax rates around the world Tax revenue as % of GDP Economic policy Monetary policy Central bank   Money supply Fiscal policy Spending   Deficit   Debt Trade policy Tariff   Trade agreement Finance Financial market Financial market participants Corporate   Personal Public   Banking   Regulation        An income tax is a tax levied on the financial income... A sales tax is a consumption tax charged at the point of purchase for certain goods and services. ...


Delaware does not assess a state-level tax on real or personal property. Real estate is subject to county property taxes, school district property taxes, vocational school district taxes, and, if located within an incorporated area, municipal property taxes. Real estate is a legal term that encompasses land along with anything permanently affixed to the land, such as buildings. ... Property tax, millage tax is an ad valorem tax that an owner of real estate or other property pays on the value of the property being taxed. ...


Title 4, chapter 7 of the Delaware Code stipulates that alcoholic liquor only be sold in specifically licensed establishments, and only between 9:00 AM and 1:00 AM.[19]


Transportation

The transportation system in Delaware is under the governance and supervision of the Delaware Department of Transportation, also known as "DelDOT".[20][21] DelDOT manages programs such as a Delaware Adopt-a-Highway program, major road route snow removal, traffic control infrastructure (signs and signals), toll road management, Delaware Division of Motor Vehicles, the Delaware Transit Corporation (branded as "DART First State", the state government public transportation organization), among others. Almost ninety percent of the state's public roadway miles are under the direct maintenance of DelDOT which far exceeds the United States national average of twenty percent for state department of transportation maintenance responsibility; the remaining public road miles are under the supervision of individual municipalities. Delaware Route 1 is a 110 mile long, four-to-six lane highway going from the Maryland-Delaware State line on the eastern Atlantic shoreline to the Delaware Turnpike (Interstate 95) just outside of Wilmington. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... : The State Capital since 1777 United States Delaware Kent 22. ... : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... The Delaware Department of Transportation (DelDOT) is an agency of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... There are very few or no other articles that link to this one. ... In the United States of America, Department of Motor Vehicles (or DMV) is a commonly used name of the government agency of a U.S. state which administers the registration of automobiles (e. ...


Roads

One major branch of the U.S. Interstate Highway System, Interstate 95, crosses Delaware southwest-to-northeast across New Castle County. In addition to I-95, there are six U.S. highways that serve Delaware: U.S. Route 9, U.S. Route 13, U.S. Route 40, U.S. Route 113, U.S. Route 202, and U.S. Route 301. There are also several state highways that cross the state of Delaware; a few of them include Delaware Route 1, Delaware Route 9, and Delaware Route 404. U.S. 13 and DE Rt. 1 are primary north-south highways connecting Wilmington and Pennsylvania with Maryland, with DE 1 serving as the main route between Wilmington and the Delaware beaches. DE Rt. 9 is a north-south highway connecting Dover and Wilmington via a scenic route along the Delaware Bay. U.S. 40, is a primary east-west route, connecting Maryland with New Jersey. DE Rt. 404 is another primary east-west highway connecting the Chesapeake Bay Bridge in Maryland with the Delaware beaches. The state also operates two toll highways, the Delaware Turnpike, which is Interstate 95 between Maryland and New Castle and the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway, which is DE Rt. 1 between Dover and Interstate 95 between Wilmington and Newark. Interstate Highways in the 48 contiguous states. ... In Delaware, Interstate 95 runs diagonally from the border with Pennsylvania in northeast to the border with Maryland. ... Current U.S. Highway shield Current U.S. Highway shield in California The United States Highway System is an integrated system of roads in the United States numbered within a nationwide grid. ... U.S. Route 9 is a north-south United States highway in the states of Delaware, New Jersey, and New York in the United States. ... U.S. Highway 13 is a north-south United States highway that runs for 526 miles from the northeastern suburbs of Philadelphia to just north of Fayetteville, North Carolina. ... U.S. Route 40 is an east-west United States highway. ... U.S. Highway 113 is a spur of U.S. Highway 13. ... United States Highway 202 is a highway stretching from Delaware to Maine, also passing through the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. ... U.S. Route 301 is a spur of U.S. Route 1. ... State highways in Delaware use the circular highway shield. ... Delaware Route 1 is a 110 mile long, four-to-six lane highway going from the Maryland-Delaware State line on the eastern Atlantic shoreline to the Delaware Turnpike (Interstate 95) just outside of Wilmington. ... Delaware Route 9 is a 58-mile state highway that connects with Delaware Route 1 at the Dover Air Force Base (only just less than a mile south of the southern terminus of the Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway) to Interstate 95 in the City of Wilmington. ... Delaware Route 404 is a major state highway in Sussex County, Delaware that spans the width of the state. ... Delaware Bay Delaware Bay is a large esturarial inlet of the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the Delaware River along the coast of the United States. ... Not to be confused with Chesapeake Bay Bridge-Tunnel. ... The Delaware Turnpike (also named John F. Kennedy Memorial Highway along with the adjacent Maryland route) is an 11. ... The Korean War Veterans Memorial Highway, or simply known as the Route 1 Turnpike, or Relefe Route is a 51-mile long, four lane tolled controlled access highway that connects the Delaware Turnpike (Interstate 95) in Christiana to the Dover Air Force Base Complex in Southern Dover. ... Main Street is the commercial heart of Newark. ...


A bicycle route, Delaware Bicycle Route 1, spans the north-south length of the state from the Maryland border in Fenwick Island to the Pennsylvania border north of Montchanin. It is the first of several signed bike routes planned in Delaware.[22] Delaware Bicycle Route 1 is a bicycle route that runs the north south length of the U.S. state of Delaware, from the Maryland border in Fenwick Island, Sussex County north to the Pennsylvania border near Montchanin, New Castle County. ... Fenwick Island is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Montchanin, Delaware is a place in unincorporated New Castle County, Delaware. ...


Delaware has around 1,450 bridges, of which ninety-five percent are under the supervision of DelDOT. About thirty percent of all Delaware bridges were built prior to 1950 and about sixty percent of the number are included in the National Bridge Inventory. Some bridges not under DelDOT supervision includes the four bridges on the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal, which are under the jurisdiction of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and the Delaware Memorial Bridge, which is under the bi-state Delaware River and Bay Authority. The National Bridge Inventory (NBI) is a database, compiled by the Federal Highway Administration, with information on all bridges and tunnels in the United States that have roads passing above or below. ... C&D Canal from Chesapeake City, Maryland. ... United States Army Corps of Engineers logo The United States Army Corps of Engineers, or USACE, is made up of some 34,600 civilian and 650 military men and women. ... The Delaware Memorial Bridge, commonly abbreviated as Del Mem Br on highway guide signs, is a set of twin suspension bridges crossing the Delaware River. ... The Delaware River and Bay Authority or DRBA is a bi-state government agency of the State of New Jersey and the State of Delaware established by interstate compact in 1961. ...


Ferries

There are three ferries that operate in the state of Delaware:

M.V. Twin Capes near the Cape May, New Jersey, terminal on July 4, 2005. ... Cape May City highlighted in Cape May County. ... The Woodland Ferry is a cable ferry located in western Sussex County, Delaware, spanning the Nanticoke River, west of the city of Seaford. ... Map of the rivers of the Eastern Shore of Maryland with the Nanticoke and its watershed highlighted. ... Seaford is a city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... The Delafort Ferry. ... A small town by the Delaware River that was settled in the early 17th century. ... Fort Delaware is a harbor defense facility built in 1859 on Pea Patch Island in the Delaware River. ... Fort Mott was part of a three-fort defense system designed for the Delaware River during the post Civil War modernization period. ... This article is about the U.S. state. ...

Rail and bus

A Norfolk Southern locomotive in Dover.
A Norfolk Southern locomotive in Dover.

Amtrak has two stations in Delaware along the Northeast Corridor; the relatively quiet Newark Rail Station in Newark, and the busier Wilmington Rail Station in Wilmington. The Northeast Corridor is also served by SEPTA's R2 Regional Rail line, which serves Claymont, Wilmington, Churchmans Crossing, and Newark. The major freight railroad in Delaware is the Class 1 Norfolk Southern, which provides service to most of Delaware. It connects with two shortline railroads, the Delaware Coast Line Railway and the Maryland & Delaware Railroad. These two shortlines serve local customers in Sussex County. Another Class 1 railroad, CSX, passes through northern New Castle County parallel to the Amtrak Northeast Corridor. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 760 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1253 × 989 pixel, file size: 128 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by William J. Grimes This image is watermarked to give credit to the photographer, just as an artist signs their work! File... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 760 × 600 pixel Image in higher resolution (1253 × 989 pixel, file size: 128 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Photo by William J. Grimes This image is watermarked to give credit to the photographer, just as an artist signs their work! File... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... : The State Capital since 1777 United States Delaware Kent 22. ... Vermonter at the Brattleboro, Vermont, station, 18 March 2004. ... Most of the NEC (those sections shown in red, except Boston to the Rhode Island state line) is owned by Amtrak. ... This is the Amtrak station in Delaware. ... Wilmington Station is the train station in Wilmington, Delaware. ... This article is about the transit agency. ... The R2 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail system in the Philadelphia area. ... A geographically-accurate map of the SEPTA Regional Rail system Wikinews has related news: US commuter rail accident in Pennsylvania injures over 30 The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Regional Rail Division provides Regional rail service on thirteen branches to over 150 active stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its suburbs. ... Claymont is a census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ... A Maryland & Delaware Railroad Tyson Foods unit train in Showell, Maryland on the Snow Hill Line The Maryland and Delaware Railroad (AAR reporting marks MDDE) was formed in 1977 to operate several former Penn Central Railroad lines in both Maryland and Delaware. ... Categories: Companies traded on NYSE | Railway companies of the United States | Alabama railroads | Connecticut railroads | Delaware railroads | Florida current railroads | Georgia railroads | Illinois railroads | Indiana railroads | Kentucky railroads | Louisiana railroads | Maryland railroads | Massachusetts railroads | Michigan railroads | Mississippi railroads | New Jersey railroads | New York railroads | North Carolina railroads | Ohio railroads | Pennsylvania...


The public transportation system, DART First State, was named "Most Outstanding Public Transportation System" in 2003 by the American Public Transportation Association. Coverage of the system is broad within northern New Castle County with close association to major highways in Kent and Sussex Counties. The system includes bus, subsidized passenger rail operated by Philadelphia transit agency SEPTA, and subsidized taxi and paratransit modes, the latter consisting of a state-wide door-to-door bus service for the elderly and disabled. DART First State is the primary public transportation system that operates throughout Delaware, USA. Although most of its routes run in and around Wilmington and Newark in New Castle County, DART also serves Dover (in Kent County), and Georgetown in Sussex County, and has one route running into New Jersey... The American Public Transportation Association is a Washington, DC based non-profit organization that serves as an advocate for the advancement of public transportation programs and initiatives in the United States since the organizations founding in 1882. ...


Air

Delaware is the only state in the Union without commercial air service. New Castle Airport near Wilmington has been served by commercial airlines in the past, the last being Skybus Airlines, which provided service to Columbus, Ohio and Greensboro, North Carolina from March 7, 2008[23] until its bankruptcy on April 5, 2008. New Castle Airport (IATA: ILG, ICAO: KILG), also known as the New Castle County Airport, is an airport located 4 miles (6 km) south of the city of Wilmington in New Castle County, Delaware, USA. The airport has 3 runways, a single terminal building, and is home to both the... Skybus Airlines is a privately held airline based in Columbus, Ohio, USA. It is an ultra-low-cost carrier, modeled after the European airline Ryanair and the early years of Southwest Airlines. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Ohio, USA Coordinates: , Country State Counties Franklin, Fairfield, Delaware Government  - Mayor Michael B. Coleman (D) Area  - City 212. ... Greensboro redirects here. ... is the 66th day of the year (67th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ... is the 95th day of the year (96th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 2008 (MMVIII) is the current year, a leap year that started on Tuesday of the Anno Domini (or common era), in accordance to the Gregorian calendar. ...


Other general aviation airports in Delaware include Summit Airport near Middletown, Delaware Airpark near Cheswold, and Sussex County Airport near Georgetown Middletown is a town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. ... WikiMapia has one or more wiki satellite maps of Delaware Airpark. ... Cheswold is a town located in Kent County in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Seal of the Town of Georgetown Georgetown is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ...


Law and government

Presidential elections results
Year Republican Democratic
2004 45.75% 171,660 53.35% 200,152
2000 41.90% 137,288 54.96% 180,068
1996 36.58% 99,062 51.82% 140,955
1992 35.33% 102,313 43.52% 126,054
1988 55.88% 139,639 43.48% 108,647
1984 59.78% 152,190 39.93% 101,656
1980 47.21% 111,252 44.87% 105,754
1976 46.57% 109,831 51.98% 122,596
1972 59.60% 140,357 39.18% 92,283
1968 45.12% 96,714 41.61% 89,194
1964 38.78% 78,078 60.95% 122,704
1960 49.00% 96,373 50.63% 99,590

Delaware's fourth and current constitution, adopted in 1897, provides for executive, judicial and legislative branches. GOP redirects here. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      Further information: Politics of the United States#Organization of American political parties The Democratic... Presidential election results map. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... The election was held on November 8, 1988. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...


Legislative branch

Delaware General Assembly consists of a House of Representatives with 41 members and a Senate with 21 members. It sits in Dover, the state capital. Representatives are elected to two-year terms, while senators are elected to four-year terms. The Senate confirms judicial and other nominees appointed by the governor. The Delaware General Assembly is the state legislature of the U.S. state of Delaware. ... The Delaware House of Representatives is the lower house of the Delaware General Assembly, the state legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ... The Delaware Senate is the upper house of the Delaware General Assembly, the legislature of the U.S. State of Delaware. ...


Judicial branch

The Delaware Constitution establishes a number of courts:

  • The Delaware Supreme Court is the state's highest court.
  • The Superior Court of Delaware is the state's trial court of general jurisdiction.
  • The Court of Chancery deals primarily in corporate disputes.
  • The Family Court handles domestic and custody matters.
  • The Court of Common Pleas has jurisdiction over a limited class of civil and criminal matters.

Minor non-constitutional courts include the Justice of the Peace Courts and Aldermen's Courts. The Supreme Court of Delaware is the sole appellate court in the United States state of Delaware. ... The Delaware Superior Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction in the state of Delaware. ... One of the courts of equity in England and Wales. ... A justice of the peace (JP) is a puisne judicial officer appointed by means of a commission to keep the peace. ...


Significantly, Delaware has one of the few remaining Courts of Chancery in the nation, which has jurisdiction over equity cases, the vast majority of which are corporate disputes, many relating to mergers and acquisitions. The Court of Chancery and the Supreme Court have developed a worldwide reputation for rendering concise opinions concerning corporate law which generally (but not always) grant broad discretion to corporate boards of directors and officers. In addition, the Delaware General Corporation Law, which forms the basis of the Courts' opinions, is widely regarded as giving great flexibility to corporations to manage their affairs. For these reasons, Delaware is considered to have the most business-friendly legal system in the United States; therefore a great number of companies are incorporated in Delaware, including 60% of the companies listed on the New York Stock Exchange.[24] One of the courts of equity in England and Wales. ... The Court of Chancery, London, early 19th century This article is about the concept of equity in the jurisprudence of common law countries. ... Acquisition redirects here. ... The Delaware Court of Chancery is a court of equity in the United States state of Delaware. ... A Delaware corporation is a corporation chartered in the state of Delaware in the United States. ... The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), nicknamed the Big Board, is a New York City-based stock exchange. ...


Executive branch

The executive branch is headed by the Governor of Delaware. The present governor is Ruth Ann Minner (Democrat), who was elected as the state's first female governor in 2000. The lieutenant governor is John C. Carney, Jr.. Delaware's U.S. Senators are Joseph R. Biden, Jr. (Democrat) and Thomas R. Carper (Democrat). Delaware's single U.S. Representative is Michael N. Castle (Republican). List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Peter Minuit 1639-1640 Peter Hollandaer Ridder 1640-1643 Johan Björnsson Printz 1643-1653 Johan Papegoya 1653-1654 Johan Classon Rising 1654-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682... Ruth Ann Minner (born January 17, 1935) is an American businesswoman and politician from Milford, in Kent County, Delaware. ... John C. Carney, Jr. ... Biden redirects here. ... Thomas Richard Tom Carper (born January 23, 1947) is an American economist and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Michael Newbold Mike Castle (born July 2, 1939) is an American lawyer and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. ...

Further information: List of Governors of Delaware

Delaware has three counties: Kent County, New Castle County, and Sussex County. Each county elects its own legislative body (known in New Castle and Sussex counties as County Council, and in Kent County as Levy Court), which deal primarily in zoning and development issues. Most functions which are handled on a county-by-county basis in other states — such as court and law enforcement — have been centralized in Delaware, leading to a significant concentration of power in the Delaware state government. The counties were historically divided into hundreds, which were used as tax reporting and voting districts until the 1960s, but now serve no administrative role, their only current official legal use being in real-estate title descriptions.[25] // List of Delaware Governors Governors of New Sweden, 1639-1655 Part of New Netherland, 1655-1664 Part of New York, 1664-1682 Part of Pennsylvania, 1682-1704 Shares Governor with Pennsylvania, 1704-1776 Delaware State Presidents Delaware State Governors External links Delawares Governors Categories: Lists of United States governors... A hundred is a geographic division used in England, Denmark, South Australia and some parts of the USA, Germany, Sweden (and todays Finland) and Norway, which historically was used to divide a larger region into smaller administrative units. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from the beginning of 1958 to the end of 1974. ...


The Democratic Party holds a plurality of registrations in Delaware. Until the 2000 Presidential election, the state tended to be a Presidential bellwether, sending its three electoral votes to the winning candidate for over 50 years in a row. Bucking that trend, however, in 2000 and again in 2004 Delaware voted for the Democratic candidate. In the 2000 election Delaware voted with the winner of the popular vote, Al Gore, who subsequently lost the Electoral Vote to George W. Bush (see United States Presidential Election, 2000 for more information.) John Kerry won Delaware by eight percentage points with 53.5% of the vote in 2004. For the use of the term in political theory, see Pluralism (political theory). ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ... This article is about Bellwethers in general. ... The United States Electoral College is the electoral college which chooses the President and Vice President of the United States at the conclusion of each Presidential election. ... This article is about the former Vice President of the United States. ... George Walker Bush (born July 6, 1946) is the forty-third and current President of the United States of America, originally inaugurated on January 20, 2001. ... The United States presidential election of 2000 was a contest between the Democratic candidate Al Gore versus the Republican candidate of George W. Bush. ... John Forbes Kerry (born December 11, 1943) is the junior United States Senator from Massachusetts, in his fourth term of office. ...


Historically, the Republican Party had an immense influence on Delaware politics, due in large part to the wealthy du Pont family. Ralph Nader assembled a working group to investigate ties between Delaware's politicians and industrialists, resulting in a book published in 1968 entitled The Company State. As DuPont's political influence has declined, so has that of the Delaware Republican Party. The Democrats have won the past four gubernatorial elections and currently hold seven of the nine statewide elected offices (Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Treasurer, Insurance Commissioner, Attorney General, and two U.S. Senators), while the Republicans hold the remaining two (the state's at-large House seat and the office of Auditor). However, this belies the fact that the Democratic Party gains most of its votes from heavily-developed New Castle County, whereas the lesser-populated Kent and Sussex Counties vote Republican. The Du Pont de Nemours family is a wealthy American family. ... Ralph Nader (born February 27, 1934) is an American attorney, author, lecturer, political activist, and candidate for President of the United States in five elections. ... Wikipedia does not have an article with this exact name. ...

See also: United States presidential election, 2004, in Delaware

Statewide winner in bold. ...

Municipalities

Wilmington is the state's largest city and its economic hub. It is located within commuting distance of both Philadelphia and Baltimore. Despite Wilmington's size, all regions of Delaware are enjoying phenomenal growth, with Dover and the beach resorts expanding immensely.

Further information: List of Delaware municipalities

Counties

Cities

Towns

Towns (cont.)

Villages

Unincorporated places

map of Delaware cities
map of Delaware cities

This is a List of Delaware Municipalities, including all local government entities incorporated by the State of Delaware. ... Delaware counties The U.S. state of Delaware has three counties: New Castle, Kent, and Sussex. ... Kent County is a county located in the central part of the state of Delaware. ... New Castle County is the northern-most county of the three counties in the state of Delaware. ... Sussex County is a county located in the southern part of the state of Delaware. ... Delaware City is a city in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. ... : The State Capital since 1777 United States Delaware Kent 22. ... Harrington is a city located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Seal of the City of Lewes There are other places called Lewes Lewes (pronounced LOO-is) is an incorporated city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Milford is a city located in Kent and Sussex Counties, Delaware. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... Main Street is the commercial heart of Newark. ... Rehoboth Beach is a city in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. ... Seaford is a city located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World : A Place to Be Somebody United States Delaware New Castle 17. ... Bellefonte is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... United States Delaware Sussex 1. ... Bethel is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Blades is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Bowers is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Bridgeville is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. ... Camden is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Cheswold is a town located in Kent County in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Dagsboro is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Delmar is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Dewey Beach is an incorporated town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Ellendale is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Elsmere is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Farmington is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Felton is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Fenwick Island is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Frankford is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Frederica is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Seal of the Town of Georgetown Georgetown is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Greenwood is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Hartly is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Henlopen Acres is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Houston is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Kenton is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Laurel is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. ... Leipsic is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Little Creek is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Magnolia is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Middletown is a town in New Castle County, Delaware, United States. ... Millsboro is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Millville is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Milton is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Newport is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Ocean View is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Odessa is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Selbyville is a town in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. ... Slaughter Beach is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... South Main Street in Smyrna in 2006 Smyrna is a town in Kent County, Delaware. ... South Bethany is an incorporated town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Townsend is a town located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Viola is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Woodside is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Wyoming is a town located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Arden is a village located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Ardencroft is a village located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Ardentown is a village located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... A census-designated place (CDP) is an area identified by the United States Census Bureau for statistical reporting. ... Bear is an unincorporated, suburban community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Brookside is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Claymont is a census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Dover Air Force Base (Dover AFB) is a base of the United States Air Force in the state of Delaware. ... Edgemoor is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Glasgow is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Greenville is a census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Gumboro, Delaware is a small unincorporated community in Sussex County. ... Highland Acres is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Hockessin is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Kent Acres is a census-designated place located in Kent County, Delaware. ... Long Neck is a census-designated place (CDP) in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. ... North Star is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Pike Creek is a census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Rising Sun-Lebanon is a census-designated place located in Kent County, Delaware. ... 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Top 10 richest places in Delaware

Ranked by per capita income The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ...

  1. Greenville: $83,223
  2. Henlopen Acres: $82,091
  3. South Bethany: $53,624
  4. Dewey Beach: $51,958
  5. Fenwick Island: $44,415
  6. Bethany Beach: $41,306
  7. Hockessin: $40,516
  8. North Star: $39,677
  9. Rehoboth Beach: $38,494
  10. Ardentown: $35,577
Further information: Delaware locations by per capita income

Greenville is a census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Henlopen Acres is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... South Bethany is an incorporated town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Dewey Beach is an incorporated town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... Fenwick Island is a town located in Sussex County, Delaware. ... United States Delaware Sussex 1. ... Hockessin is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... North Star is an unincorporated community and census-designated place located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Rehoboth Beach is a city in Sussex County, Delaware, United States. ... Ardentown is a village located in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Delaware is the ninth richest state in the United States of America, with a per capita income of $23,305 (2000) and a personal per capita income of $32,810 (2003). ...

Education

Delaware was the origin of Belton v. Gebhart, one of the four cases which was combined into Brown v. Board of Education, the Supreme Court of the United States decision that led to the end of segregated public schools. Significantly, Belton was the only case in which the state court found for the plaintiffs, thereby ruling that segregation was unconstitutional. Gebhart v. ... Holding Segregation of students in public schools violates the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment, because separate facilities are inherently unequal. ... The Supreme Court of the United States (sometimes colloquially referred to by the acronym SCOTUS[1]) is the highest judicial body in the United States and leads the federal judiciary. ... Racial segregation characterised by separation of different races in daily life, such as eating in a restaurant, drinking from a water fountain, using a rest room, attending school, going to the movies, or in the rental or purchase of a home. ...


Unlike many states, Delaware's educational system is centralized in a state Superintendent of Education, with local school boards retaining control over taxation and some curriculum decisions.


A "three-tiered diploma" system fostered by Governor Ruth Ann Minner, which awarded "basic," "standard," and "distinguished" high-school diplomas based on a student's performance in the Delaware Student Testing Program, was discontinued by the General Assembly after many Delawareans questioned its fairness.


Colleges and universities

Desudesudesudesudesu (formerly Delaware State College) is a historically black university in Dover, Delaware. ... Delaware Technical & Community College, also known as DelTech, was created by the Delaware General Assembly in 1966. ... Drexel University is an institution of higher learning and research located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Goldey-Beacom College is a community college located in Pike Creek, Delaware. ... The University of Delaware (UD) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Wesley College, Delaware is a private, coeducational institution located in Dover, the capital of Delaware State, USA. Founded in 1873 as a preparatory school to provide a value-centered education to students of all races and faith, Wesley College has a covenant relationship with the United Methodist Church and is... The Widener University School of Law provides an ABA accredited program, and operates on two campuses, one in Wilmington, Delaware, and the other in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. ... Wilmington University is a private, non-sectarian college five miles from Wilmington, Delaware in New Castle, Delaware. ...

Miscellaneous topics

Media

There are no network broadcast-television stations operating solely in Delaware. A local PBS from Philadelphia (but licensed to Wilmington), WHYY-TV, maintains a studio and broadcasting facility in Wilmington and Dover. Philadelphia's ABC affiliate, WPVI-TV, maintains a news bureau in downtown Wilmington. The northern part of the state is served by network stations in Philadelphia and the southern part by network stations in Baltimore and Salisbury, Maryland. Salisbury's CBS affiliate, WBOC-TV, maintains bureaus in Dover and Milton. Not to be confused with Public Broadcasting Services in Malta. ... Nancy Karibjanian on WHYY Delaware Tonight in 2006. ... The American Broadcasting Company (ABC) is an American television network. ... WPVI-TV, channel 6, is an owned-and-operated station of the Walt Disney Company-owned American Broadcasting Company, located in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Maryland Coordinates: , County Founded 1732 Incorporated 1854 Government  - Mayor Barrie Parsons Tilghman Area  - City 29. ... This article is about the broadcast network. ... WBOC-TV, channel 16, is a CBS affiliate based in Salisbury, Maryland. ...


Tourism

While Delaware has no places designated as national parks, national seashores, national battlefields, national memorials, or national monuments, it does have several museums, wildlife refuges, parks, houses, lighthouses, and other historic places. Delaware also boasts the longest twin span suspension bridge in the world.[26] The state was playfully mocked for its lack of renown as a vacation destination in the movie Wayne's World and the TV show The Simpsons. The Delaware Memorial Bridge, commonly abbreviated as Del Mem Br on highway guide signs, is a set of twin suspension bridges crossing the Delaware River. ... Waynes World is a 1992 comedy film starring Mike Myers as Wayne Campbell and Dana Carvey as Garth Algar, hosts of a cable access television show (called Waynes World) from Aurora, Illinois. ...


Festivals

Main article: Delaware festivals

Sports

Club Sport League
Wilmington Blue Rocks Baseball Minor League Baseball
Delaware Griffins Football Women's Professional Football League
Delaware Smash Tennis World Team Tennis
Central Delaware SA Future Soccer Women's Premier Soccer League
Delaware Dynasty Soccer USL Premier Development League
Wilmington City Ruff Rollers Roller Derby Women's Flat Track Derby Association

In place of in-state professional sports teams, many Delawareans follow either Philadelphia or Baltimore teams, depending on their location within the state, with Philadelphia teams receiving the largest fan following, though before the Baltimore Ravens entered the NFL, the Washington Redskins had a significant fan base in Sussex County and the Baltimore Colts had a significant fan base in northern counties. In addition, the University of Delaware's football team has a loyal following throughout the state, with Delaware State University's team enjoying popularity on a much lesser scale. The Wilimington Blue Rocks are a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, previously Kansas City Royals. ... This article is about the sport. ... For the organization which many minor leagues belong to, see Minor League Baseball Part of the History of baseball series. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Womens Professional Football League (WPFL) is the original and longest operating womens professional American football league in the United States. ... The Delaware Smash is a World TeamTennis club based in Wilmington, Delaware. ... For other uses, see Tennis (disambiguation). ... World Team Tennis is a league of team tennis in the United States. ... The Central Delaware SA Future are a Womens Premier Soccer League club based in Dover, Delaware. ... Soccer redirects here. ... WPSL re-directs here; an alternate meaning is WPSL (AM) The Womens Premier Soccer League (WPSL) is a national amateur womens soccer league. ... The Delaware Dynasty is a soccer team based in Newark, Delaware; and play in the USL Premier Development League. ... The USL Premier Development League (PDL) is the amateur league of the United Soccer Leagues in the United States and Canada, forming part of the American Soccer Pyramid. ... For the skate brand of the same name, see Roller Derby (brand). ... WFTDA Logo Founded in April 2004 as the United Leagues Coalition (ULC) and renamed in early 2006, the Womens Flat Track Derby Association (WFTDA) is an association of womens flat track roller derby leagues in the United States. ... City Baltimore, Maryland Team colors Purple, Black, and Gold Head Coach Brian Billick Owner Steve Bisciotti General manager Ozzie Newsome Mascot The Ravens: Edgar, Allan, & Poe League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1996–present) American Football Conference (1996-present) AFC Central (1996-2001) AFC North (2002-present) Team history Baltimore... For other uses, see Redskins (disambiguation). ...


Delaware is home to Dover International Speedway and Dover Downs. DIS, also known as the Monster Mile, hosts two NASCAR races each year. Dover Downs is a popular harness racing facility. In what may be the only co-located horse and car-racing facility in the nation, the Dover Downs track is located inside the DIS track. Dover International Speedway (nickname: The Monster Mile) is a NASCAR race track located near Dover, Delaware. ... Dover Downs is a place for racing. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... A trotter training at Vincennes hippodrome Harness racing is a form of horse-racing in which the horses race in a specified gait. ...


Delaware has been home to professional wrestling outfit CZW, particularly the annual Tournament of Death, and ECWA, particularly the annual Super 8 Tournament. Combat Zone Wrestling,(CZW) began as a professional wrestling school run by John Zandig (real name: John Corso). ... The East Coast Wrestling Association (ECWA) is an American professional wrestling promotion which began its life on August 27, 1967 (making the promotion 38 years old). ... It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: indy tournaments are not important enough for articles; multiple others have been deleted, why does this one stay? If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page...


Delaware is home to the Diamond State Games, an amateur Olympic-style sports festival. The event is open to athletes of all ages and is also open to residents beyond the borders of Delaware. The Diamond State Games were created in 2001 and participation levels average roughly 2500 per year in 12 contested sports.


Delaware Native Americans

Delaware is also the name of a Native American group (called in their own name Lenni Lenape) that was very influential in the dawning days of the United States. A band of the Nanticoke tribe of Indians still remains in Sussex County. This article is about the people indigenous to the United States. ... The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ...


Namesakes

  • Several ships have been named USS Delaware in honor of this state.

There have been at least six United States Navy ships named Delaware, after the 1st state of the Union. ...

See also

Delaware Portal

Image File history File links File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... The Committee of 100 is a Wilmington, Delaware based lobbying group that deals with issues relating to economic development, local finance, and land use policy in the state of Delaware, particularly the northern part of New Castle County. ... The Delaware Academy of Medicine is a private, nonprofit organization founded in 1930. ... Map of the three counties of the State of Delaware The United States Census Bureau has defined one Combined Statistical Area (CSA),[1] two Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs),[2] and one Micropolitan Statistical Area (μSA)[3] in the State of Delaware. ... Delaware Colony was an English colony in North America. ... A Delaware corporation is a corporation chartered in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... DSP Patch based on the Delaware State Seal The Delaware State Police (DSP) is a division of the Delaware Department of Public Safety and Homeland Security and is responsible for traffic regulation and law enforcement across the state of Delaware, especially in areas underserved by local police departments. ... This is a list with information on Delaware State Symbols. ... The Kalmar Nyckel (Key of Kalmar) was a Swedish pinnace built in 1620 which carried the settlers of the colony of New Sweden to the area that is now Wilmington, Delaware. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Music of Delaware. ... // Hundreds in New Castle County Hundreds in Kent County St. ... Delaware Colony was an English colony in North America. ... Delaware is a state in the Mid-Atlantic region of the United States. ... In the Boy Scouts of America, the state of Delaware is entirely within the Del-Mar-Va Council. ... Winterthur, an American country estate in Winterthur, Delaware, (north of Wilmington, USA) is the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969), an avid antiques collector and horticulturist. ... Delaware Township could refer to: Delaware Township, Michigan Delaware Township, Camden County, New Jersey Delaware Township, Hunterdon County, New Jersey Delaware Township, Juniata County, Pennsylvania Delaware Township, Mercer County, Pennsylvania Delaware Township, Northumberland County, Pennsylvania Delaware Township, Pike County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists... Delaware County is the name of a number of counties in the United States of America: Delaware County, Indiana Delaware County, Iowa Delaware County, New York Delaware County, Ohio Delaware County, Oklahoma Delaware County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise...

References

  1. ^ SB 129, if passed (currently assigned to Education Committee in Senate), would designate English as the official state language.
  2. ^ a b Delaware Geological Survey
  3. ^ Elevations and Distances in the United States. U.S Geological Survey (29 April 2005). Retrieved on November 3, 2006.
  4. ^ While the U.S. Census Bureau designates Delaware as one of the South Atlantic States, in part because of its history as a slave state with tobacco culture, many consider it to be a part of the Mid-Atlantic States and/or Northeastern United States. Examples include other U.S. government agencies (such as the Library of Congress, Geological Survey, Environmental Protection Agency, National Park Service, and Department of Energy), and public service organizations (such as Alcoholics Anonymous, Amtrak, and the Princeton Review). Google's categorization scheme includes it in both the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions.
  5. ^ Delaware. Online Etymology Dictionary. Retrieved on 2007-02-24.
  6. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population for Incorporated Places over 100,000 (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 21, 2006). Retrieved on November 21, 2006.
  7. ^ http://www.state.de.us/gic/delfacts/gov.shtml
    Even though the states were already referred to as such in the Articles of Confederation and the Declaration of Independence, states generally refer to the date of their ratification of the current constitution.
  8. ^ Delaware Facts and Symbols: State Bird. State of Delaware. Retrieved on 2008-01-10.
  9. ^ Delaware Facts and Symbols: Nickname. State of Delaware. Retrieved on 2007-10-30.
  10. ^ UD Fightin' Blue Hen. University of Delaware. Retrieved on 2008-01-10.
  11. ^ Paul Heinegg. Free African Americans in Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Maryland and Delaware Accessed 15 Feb 2008
  12. ^ Peter Kolchin, American Slavery: 1619-1877, New York: Hill and Wang, 1994, p.81-82
  13. ^ Historical Census Browser, 1860 Federal Census, University of Virginia Library, accessed 15 Mar 2008
  14. ^ Population and Population Centers by State: 2000 (TXT). United States Census Bureau (2002-02-20). Retrieved on 2007-03-09.
  15. ^ J.L. Miller. "Del. English legislation unnecessary, critics say", The News Journal, May 24, 2006, p. A1. Retrieved on 2006-04-27.  Note: the URL directs to an archival Google cache page
  16. ^ Outten (sponsor), Rep. William R.; Reps. Spence, Lee, Atkins, Carey, Ewing, Hocker, Hudson, Thornburg, Caulk (May 23, 2006). HOUSE BILL NO. 436: AN ACT TO AMEND TITLE 1 OF THE DELAWARE CODE RELATING TO STATE LANGUAGE. Delaware House of Representatives, 143rd General Assembly. Retrieved on May 27, [[2006]].
  17. ^ Luladey B. Tadesse. "Del. workers earn 7th-highest salary in U.S.", Delaware News-Journal, August 26, 2006. Retrieved on 2006-08-26.  Note: value of $937 per week was for the 4th quarter of 2005.
  18. ^ DuPont is the second largest private employer in Delaware, providing >8,800 jobs. Tadesse, Luladey B. "DuPont cuts jobs to grow seeds", Delaware News Journal, 12 December 2006. Retrieved on 2006-12-12. 
  19. ^ CHAPTER 7. REGULATORY PROVISIONS. Online Delaware Code. Delaware General Assembly. Retrieved on 2007-03-09.
  20. ^ State of Delaware Department of Transportation. State of Delaware. Retrieved on 30 June, 2006.
  21. ^ Delaware Department of Transportation Public Relations (2004). Delaware Transportation Facts 2004. DelDOT Division of Planning. 
  22. ^ Delaware Bicycle Facility Master Plan
  23. ^ Matzer Rose, Marla. "Skybus adds two cities to schedule", 9 January 2008. Retrieved on [[9 January 2008]]. 
  24. ^ Division of Corporations - About Agency. Delaware Division of Corporations. Retrieved on 2007-03-09.
  25. ^ The Hundreds of Delaware: 1700 - 1800, Delaware Department of State:Division of Historical and Cultural Affairs website
  26. ^ Delaware Memorial Bridge

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