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Encyclopedia > Wilmington, Delaware
City of Wilmington
City
Downtown Wilmington and the Christina River in 2006
Flag
Seal
Nicknames : Chemical Capital of the World , Corporate Capital of the World , Credit Card Capital of the World
Motto : A Place to Be Somebody
Country United States
State Delaware
County New Castle
Area 17.0 mi² (44 km²)
 - land 10.9 mi² (28.2 km²)
 - water 6.2 mi² (16.1 km²), 36.47%
Center
 - coordinates 39°44′45″N 75°32′48″W / 39.74583, -75.54667Coordinates: 39°44′45″N 75°32′48″W / 39.74583, -75.54667
 - elevation 92 ft (28 m)
Population 72,664 (2000)
Density 6,698.1 /mi² (2,586.2 /km²)
Government type Council-Mayor
Founded 1638
 - Incorporated 1731
 - Borough Charter 1739
 - City Charter March 7, 1832
Mayor James M. Baker (D)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 302
Location of Wilmington in Delaware
Location of Delaware in the United States
Website : http://www.ci.wilmington.de.us

Wilmington is the largest city in the state of Delaware and is located at the confluence of the Christina River and Brandywine Creek, near where the Christina flows into the Delaware River. It is the county seat of New Castle County and one of the major cities in the Delaware Valley metropolitan area. Wilmington was named by Proprietor Thomas Penn for his friend Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington, who was prime minister in the reign of George II of Great Britain. Bethany Beach, Delaware Delaware City, Delaware Delmar, Delaware Dewey Beach, Delaware Dover, Delaware Fenwick Island, Delaware Georgetown, Delaware Lewes, Delaware Middletown, Delaware Milford, Delaware Millsboro, Delaware Milton, Delaware Newark, Delaware New Castle, Delaware Ocean View, Delaware Rehoboth Beach, Delaware Seaford, Delaware Smyrna, Delaware South Bethany, Delaware Wilmington, Delaware Categories: Cities... 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According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 72,876.[1]

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History

The area now known as Wilmington was first colonized by settlers from Sweden about 1638, establishing the colony on New Sweden. In 1655 the Dutch arrived and took over the colonies from the Swedes and Finns. Then in 1664 British colonization began, the area stabilized under British rule, with strong influences from the Quaker communities, and was granted a borough charter in 1739 by King George II which changed the name from Willington, after Thomas Willing the first 'developer" of the land who organized the area in a grid pattern similar to that of its northern neighbor Philadelphia, to Wilmington, presumably after Spencer Compton, Earl of Wilmington. Events March 29 - Swedish colonists establish first settlement in Delaware, called New Sweden. ... New Sweden, or Nya Sverige, was a small Swedish settlement along the Delaware River on the Mid-Atlantic coast of North America. ... Events March 25 - Saturns largest moon, Titan, is discovered by Christian Huygens. ... Events March 12 - New Jersey becomes a colony of England. ... British colonization of the Americas (including colonization under the Kingdom of England before the Act of Union) began in the late 16th century, before reaching its peak after colonies were established in North, Central and South America and in the Caribbean, and a protectorate was established in Hawaii. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... // About the number 1739 1739 is the smallest integer that can be written as sum of three perfect cubes, in two ways. ... Thomas Willing (December 19, 1731 - January 19, 1821) was a Delegate to the Continental Congress from Pennsylvania. ... The Rt. ... Spencer Compton, 1st Earl of Wilmington (c. ...


The greatest growth in the city occurred during the Civil War. Delaware, though officially a Union State, was divided in its support of both the Confederate and the Union soldiers; the northern part of the state was largely Union, while the southern part of the state leaned toward the Confederacy. The war created enormous demand for goods and materials. Older establishments expanded, and many new industries were attracted to the city. The city turned out products including ships, railroad cars, gunpowder, shoes, tents, uniforms, blankets and other war-related goods. By 1868, Wilmington was producing more iron ships than the rest of the country combined and it rated first in the production of gunpowder and second in carriages and leather. Due to the prosperity Wilmington enjoyed during the war, city merchants and manufacturers expanded Wilmington's residential boundaries westward in the form of large homes along tree-lined streets. This movement was spurred by the first horsecar line, which was initiated in 1864 along Delaware Avenue.


The late nineteenth century saw the development of the city's first comprehensive park system. William Bancroft, a successful Wilmington businessman, led the effort to establish open parkland in Wilmington and was heavily influenced by the work of Frederick Law Olmsted. Rockford Park and Brandywine Park owe their creation to his generous donation of land and efforts.


In 1860, there were 21,250 people living in the city; by 1920, that number had risen to 110,168.


Both World Wars stimulated the city's industries. Industries vital to the war effort - shipyards, steel foundries, machinery and chemical producers - operated on a 24-hour basis. Other industries produced such goods as automobiles, leather products and clothing.


The post war prosperity again pushed the residential development further out of the city. The 1950s saw a large increase in people living in the suburbs of North Wilmington and commuting into the city to work. This lifestyle was made possible by extensive upgrades to area roads and highways and through the construction of I-95, which cut a swath through several of Wilmington's most stable neighborhoods and contributed to significant population losses in Wilmington. Urban renewal projects in the 50s and 60s cleared entire blocks of housing in the Center City and East Side areas. The riots and civil unrest in the city following the 1968 assassination of Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr. also contributed to urban emigration. On April 9, 1968, Governor Charles Terry, Jr. deployed the National Guard to the city at the request of Mayor John Babiarz. One week later, Mayor Babiarz requested the National Guard troops be withdrawn, but Governor Terry refused, and kept them in the city until his term ended in January 1969. Urban emigration largely abated, and the city has been able to maintain a population of 70,000 for the last few decades. “MLK” redirects here. ... is the 99th day of the year (100th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1968 (MCMLXVIII) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington in 2006
Rodney Square in downtown Wilmington in 2006

The city in the 1980s experienced tremendous job growth[citation needed] and office construction when many national banks and financial institutions relocated to the area after the Financial Center Development Act of 1981 substantially liberalized the laws governing banks operating within the state. In 1986, the state adopted legislation targeted at attracting international finance and insurance companies. Today many national and international banks, such as Bank of America, Chase, Barclays among others have operations in the city; typically their credit card operations. Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 582 pixelsFull resolution (2809 × 2043 pixel, file size: 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Size of this preview: 800 × 582 pixelsFull resolution (2809 × 2043 pixel, file size: 1. ... Caesar Rodney (October 7, 1728 – June 26, 1784), was an American lawyer and politician from St. ... 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. ... JPMorgan Chase & Co. ... Barclays Bank is the fourth largest bank in the United Kingdom. ...


Beginning in the late 1990s, the city's campaign to revitalize the former shipyard area known as the Wilmington Riverfront was met with success. The efforts were bolstered early by Kahunaville, a popular nightclub (now defunct), and the Wilmington Blue Rocks minor league baseball stadium. The Wilmington Riverfront continues to transform itself into a place of cultural, economical, and residential importance. Recent high-rise luxury apartment buildings along the Christina River have been cited as evidence of the Riverfront's continued revival. On June 7, 2006, the groundbreaking of Justison Landing signaled the beginning of Wilmington's largest residential project since Bancroft Park was built after World War II. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Wilimington Blue Rocks are a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, previously Kansas City Royals. ... The Christina River (formerly the Christiana River) is a tributary of the Delaware River, approximately 35 mi (56 km) long, in the U.S. states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Delaware. ... June 7 is the 158th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (159th in leap years), with 207 days remaining. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


Geography and Climate

Wilmington is located at 39°44'55" North, 75°33'6" West (39.748563, -75.551581).GR2 According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 44.1 km² (17.0 mi²). 28.1 km² (10.9 mi²) of it is land and 16.0 km² (6.2 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 36.25% water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... Square kilometre (US spelling: Square kilometer), symbol km², is an SI unit of surface area. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


The city is located approximately 25 miles southwest of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, one of America's largest cities. Wilmington Train Station is one of the last stops on Philadelphia's SEPTA rail transportation system and is the immediately adjacent stop to Philadelphia 30th St Station on Amtrak. It is the terminus of an I-295 bypass route around Philadelphia, the other end being Trenton, New Jersey, as well as one of several major cities on I-95. These transportation links and geographic proximity give Wilmington some of the characteristics of a satellite city, but Wilmington's long history as the most important city in Delaware, its significant urban core, and its independent value as a business destination makes it more properly considered a small but independent city in the Philadelphia metropolitan area, or as locals prefer to call it, the Delaware Valley. 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. ... Wilmington Station is the train station in Wilmington, Delaware. ... For the abbreviation SEPTA, see SEPTA. A septum, in general, is a wall separating two cavities or two spaces containing a less dense material. ... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Interstates 95 and 276 Interstate 295 in New Jersey and Delaware is a bypass route from a junction with Interstate 95 south of Wilmington, Delaware to a junction with I-95 north of Trenton, New Jersey. ... Location of Trenton inside of Mercer County Coordinates: Country United States State New Jersey County Mercer County Founded circa 1719 Government  - Mayor Douglas H. Palmer Area  - City  8. ... In Delaware, Interstate 95 runs diagonally from the border with Pennsylvania in northeast to the border with Maryland. ... Satellite cities are smaller municipalities that are adjacent to a major city which is the core of a metropolitan area. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The Delaware Valley is the name of the metropolitan area centered on the city of Philadelphia in the United States. ...

Monthly Normal and Record High and Low Temperatures
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
Rec High °F 75 78 86 94 96 100 102 101 100 91 85 75
Norm High °F 39.3 42.5 51.9 62.6 72.5 81.1 86 84.1 77.2 65.9 55 44.4
Norm Low °F 23.7 25.8 33.4 42.1 52.4 61.8 67.3 65.8 58.1 45.6 36.9 28.4
Rec Low °F -14 -6 2 18 30 41 48 43 36 24 14 -7
Precip (in) 3.43 2.81 3.97 3.39 4.15 3.59 4.28 3.51 4.01 3.08 3.19 3.4
Source: USTravelWeather.com [1]

Demographics

Aerial view of Wilmington
Aerial view of Wilmington

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 72,664 people, 28,617 households, and 15,882 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,585.8/km² (6,698.1/mi²). There were 32,138 housing units at an average density of 1,143.6/km² (2,962.4/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 35.52% White, 56.43% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.65% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 5.16% from other races, and 1.96% from two or more races. 9.84% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Metadata No higher resolution available. ... 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 28,617 households out of which 27.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.6% were married couples living together, 23.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 44.5% were non-families. 37.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 3.19. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 25.9% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 32.0% from 25 to 44, 19.8% from 45 to 64, and 12.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 91.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $35,116, and the median income for a family was $40,241. Males had a median income of $34,360 versus $29,895 for females. The per capita income for the city was $20,236. 21.3% of the population and 16.8% of families were below the poverty line. 30.4% of those under the age of 18 and 20.1% of those 65 and older were living below the poverty line. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Wilmington also has a very active and diverse ethnic population. Many pockets of the city are populated by different groups of people with various European heritages. This ethnic diversity contributes to several very popular ethnic festivals held every spring and summer in Wilmington. The most popular festival is the Italian festival. This event, which is run by St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church, closes down six blocks in the west side of the city for traditional Italian music, food, and activities, along with typical carnival rides and games. Another festival that draws large crowds is the Greek Festival, which is organized by Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church. This festival is on a smaller scale than the Italian festival but features traditional Greek (Hellenic) food, drink, and music. Other offerings include a delightful crafts area. Another notable annual church festival in Wilmington, the Polish festival, is organized by St. Hedwig's Catholic Church featuring Polish cuisine along with the typical variety of carnival rides and entertainment.


Neighborhoods

The city of Wilmington is subdivided into the following neighborhoods (Map):

North of the Brandywine River

  • Brandywine Hills
  • Harlan
  • Eastlawn
  • Eastlake
  • Ninth Ward
  • Triangle[2]
  • Prices Run
  • Riverside
  • Brandywine Village[3]
  • Gander Hill (Lower Brandywine Village)

East of I-95

  • Midtown Brandywine
  • Lawyer's Row
  • Upper East Side (East Brandywine)
  • Trinity Vicinity[4]
  • 11th St. Bridge
  • Center City (Downtown)
  • West Center City
  • Quaker Hill[5]
  • The Valley
  • Ships Tavern
  • East Side
  • Southbridge
  • Riverfront[6]

West of I-95

  • Forty Acres
  • The Highlands
  • Trolley Square[7]
  • Delaware Avenue
  • Happy Valley
  • Wawaset Park
  • Wawaset Heights
  • Little Italy[8]
  • West Hill
  • Cool Spring & Tilton Park
  • Hilltop[9]
  • Woodlawn (The Flats)
  • Westmoreland
  • Greenhill
  • Union Park Gardens
  • Bayard Square
  • Hedgeville
  • Canby Park
  • St. Elizabeth Area
  • Browntown

Little Italy is a neighborhood on the west side of Wilmington, Delaware. ...

Crime

Given Wilmington's central location between New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, and Washington, D.C., the city saw a massive rise in drug sales in the early 1990s. Dealers found that Wilmington's poorly patrolled streets and underfunded police force (at one time only eight police cars monitored the city at night) made the city a relatively easy location in which to operate. New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... 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. ... Baltimore redirects here. ... For other uses, see Washington, D.C. (disambiguation). ...


Drugs and gangs gained a greater profile in the city throughout the 1980s and 1990s. As a result of these trends, the city encountered an escalation of violent crimes (murder, assault, armed robbery). This put Wilmington among the nation's most dangerous cities for its size. Many long-time local residents living in Wilmington's West Side and Hilltop neighborhoods petitioned the city government to address these matters, but often gave up and moved out. Vacant homes became a haven for dealers, users, squatters and vagrants.


The socio-economic segregation of Wilmington's blocks made it easy for residents to turn a blind eye. As in most northeast cities, the dense neighborhoods juxtapose the poor against the relatively affluent areas only blocks apart. Three of the city's best private schools, Salesianum, Padua Academy and Ursuline Academy, and the home of Delaware's Senator Thomas R. Carper are located a few blocks from some of Wilmington's most violent streets, separated only by elevation changes or parks. The city also is home to a vast majority of New Castle County's Section 8 vouchered properties. Combined with rampant deferred maintenance on rental housing from absentee landlords and lax code enforcement, this has devastated many neighborhoods like the East Side, West Center City, the Northeast, Riverside, and Hilltop. The phrase turn a blind eye is attributed to Admiral Horatio Nelson. ... Salesianum School is an independent Catholic secondary school for boys, located in Wilmington, Delaware. ... Padua Academy is an all-girls Catholic high school in Wilmington, Delaware. ... Established in 1893 by the Ursulines in Wilmington, Delaware, Ursuline Academy is a private school which offers Early Childhood (Montessori and Kindergarten) and Primary (Grades 1-3) school classes for both girls and boys, and Intermediate (Grades 4-6), Middle (Grades 7-8), and Upper (Grades 9-12) school classes... Thomas Richard Tom Carper (born January 23, 1947) is an American economist and politician from Wilmington, in New Castle County, Delaware. ... Code Enforcement (also known as Law enforcement) is the act of enforcing a set of rules, principles, or laws (especially written ones) and insuring observance of a system of norms or customs. ...


To counter this crime wave, Wilmington became the first city in the U.S. to have its entire downtown area under surveillance: some $800,000 worth of video cameras (some bought with public money, some by downtown businesses) have the exteriors of all buildings in view, and the technicians who monitor them dispatch the city's police to the scene of any crime or suspicious activity they see, while it is still happening. Recently, the city has expanded the surveillance program into some of the more crime-ridden neighborhoods. This article includes a list of works cited or a list of external links, but its sources remain unclear because it lacks in-text citations. ...


Among the residential streets, the Wilmington Police Department started a program known as jump-outs, in which unmarked police vans would cruise crime-prone neighborhoods late at night, "jump-out" at corners where residents were loitering and detain them temporarily. Using loitering as probable cause, the police would then photograph, search, and fingerprint everyone present. This would improve the police's records in case fingerprints or eye-witnesses were available at future crimes, along with catching anyone with drugs or weapons on them. Controversy spread from the observation that such a practice was a violation of civil rights, and possibly racial profiling.[10] It is proposed that this article be deleted, because of the following concern: dictionary definition that is already present in wiktionary If you can address this concern by improving, copyediting, sourcing, renaming or merging the page, please edit this page and do so. ... A macro shot of a palm and the base of several fingers; as seen here, debris can gather between the ridges. ... This article is about witnesses in law courts. ... Civil rights or positive rights are those legal rights retained by citizens and protected by the government. ... Racial profiling, also known as ethnic profiling, is the inclusion of racial or ethnic characteristics in determining whether a person is considered likely to commit a particular type of crime (see Offender Profiling). ...


Crime Rate per 100,000 people:

Wilmington National
Murder 16.2 6.9
Forcible Rape 36.52 32.2
Robbery 585.6 195.4
Aggravated Assault 780.4 340.1
Burglary 1105 814.5
Larceny Theft 2845.6 2734.7
Vehicle Theft 693.8 526.5

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Public Health Issues

The city has one of the highest per capita rates of HIV infection in the United States, with disproportionate rates of infection among African-American males.[12][13]. Efforts by local advocates to implement needle exchange programs to combat the spread of infection were obstructed for several years by downstate and suburban state legislators but a program was finally approved in June 2006.[14] Species Human immunodeficiency virus 1 Human immunodeficiency virus 2 Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) is a retrovirus that causes acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS, a condition in humans in which the immune system begins to fail, leading to life-threatening opportunistic infections). ... A needle exchange programme is a controversial public service endorsed by some governments which give clean needles to intravenous drug addicts, in exchange for education of the drug user. ...


Public Safety

The Wilmington Fire Department (WFD) is led by Chief Willie Patrick Jr. and maintains six engine companies, two ladder companies, a marine fire fighting force, three ambulances, and one rescue squad. In recent years, the department has promoted a ride along program which gives city residents an opportunity to evaluate possible career decisions. In addition, department officials have enacted a program that requires firefighters to be involved with community associations on a regular basis. Wilmington is the only municipality in Delaware with a career fire department.


The Wilmington Police Department (WPD) is led by Chief of Police Michael J. Szczerba and is authorized to deploy up to 289 officers in motor vehicles, on foot, and on bicycle in order to protect and serve the citizens of the city. It recently joined the ranks of 350 other departments nationwide in achieving operations accreditation from the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.


Economy

Founding of Wilmington stamp.(See New Sweden.)

Much of Wilmington's economy is based on its status as the most populous and readily accessible city in Delaware, a state that made itself attractive to businesses with pro-business finance laws and a longstanding reputation for a fair and effective judicial system. founding of wilmington, delaware, 1638 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... founding of wilmington, delaware, 1638 File history Legend: (cur) = this is the current file, (del) = delete this old version, (rev) = revert to this old version. ... New Sweden, or Nya Sverige, was a small Swedish settlement along the Delaware River on the Mid-Atlantic coast of North America. ...


Wilmington has become a national financial center for the credit card industry, largely due to regulations enacted by former governor Pierre S. du Pont, IV in 1981. The Financial Center Development Act of 1981, among other things, eliminated the usury laws enacted by most states, thereby removing the cap on interest rates that banks may legally charge customers. Many major credit card issuers, including Bank of America (formerly MBNA Corporation), Chase Card Services (part of JPMorgan Chase & Co., formerly Bank One/First USA), and Barclays (formerly Juniper Bank), are headquartered in Wilmington. The Dutch banking giant ING Groep N.V. headquartered its U.S. internet banking unit, ING Direct, in Wilmington. In 1988, the Delaware legislature enacted a law which required a would-be acquirer to capture 85 percent of a Delaware chartered corporation’s stock in a single transaction or wait three years before proceeding. This law strengthened Delaware's position as a safe haven for corporate charters during an especially turbulent time filled with hostile takeovers. Credit cards A credit card is a system of payment named after the small plastic card issued to users of the system. ... Pierre Samuel Pete du Pont, IV (born January 22, 1935) is an American lawyer and politician from Rockland, in Brandywine Hundred, New Castle County, Delaware, near Wilmington. ... Look up usury in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Wilmington's other notable industries include insurance (American Life Insurance Company [ALICO], Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Delaware), retail banking (including the Delaware headquarters of: Wilmington Trust, PNC Bank, Wachovia Bank, JPMorgan Chase, HSBC, Citizens Bank), Wilmington Savings Fund Society, Artisans' Bank, and legal services. Delaware's only two remaining homegrown 2006 Fortune 1000 companies, E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company and Hercules, both have their global headquarters in downtown Wilmington. This is two less than previous years due to the acquisition of MBNA by Bank of America, and Conectiv through Pepco Holding's subsidiary, Delmarva Power. In addition, the city is the corporate domicile of more than 50% of the publicly traded companies in the United States, and over 60% of the Fortune 500. 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. ... PNC Bank is the flagship subsidiary of PNC Financial Services. ... Wachovia Corporation NYSE: WB, based in Charlotte, North Carolina is one of the largest banking chains in the United States. ... JPMorgan Chase (NYSE: JPM TYO: 8634 ) is one of the oldest financial services firms in the world. ... For other uses, see HSBC (disambiguation). ... Citizens Financial Group, Inc. ... Wilmington Savings Fund Society, FSB, currently branded as WSFS Bank, is a Delaware chartered thrift headquartered in Wilmington, DE and is the retail banking subsidiary of WSFS Financial Corporation. ... Dupont, DuPont, Du Pont, or du Pont may refer to: // E.I. du Pont de Nemours and Company, the worlds third largest chemical company Du Pont Motors Gilbert Dupont, a French stock brokerage part of retail banking network Crédit du Nord ST Dupont, a French manufacturer of fine... Hercules Inc. ... The Fortune 500 is a ranking of the top 500 United States corporations as measured by gross revenue. ...


Delaware chartered corporations rely on the state's Court of Chancery to decide legal disputes, which places legal decisions with a judge instead of a jury. The Court of Chancery, known both nationally and internationally for its speed, competence, and knowledgeable judiciary,[15] is based on a centuries-old English legal system. Wilmington is a venue for the Court of Chancery, along with Dover and Georgetown in Kent and Sussex counties, respectively (the venue is chosen by the judge hearing the case). Delaware has among the strictest rules in America regarding out-of-state legal practice, allowing no reciprocity to lawyers in other states.[16] As a result, Wilmington has a rather large per capita population of attorneys. One of the courts of equity in England and Wales. ...


Media

Radio, television and film

  • Wilmington is home to five FM radio stations as well as three AM radio stations.
  • There are four broadcast television stations located in Wilmington. They are WTSD-CA, W40AZ, WPPX, WHYY-TV.

WPPX is the i network affiliate for the Philadelphia area, broadcasting on channel 61, owned and operated by ion Media Networks, the former Paxson Communications. ... Nancy Karibjanian on WHYY Delaware Tonight in 2006. ...

Publications

  • The local newspaper is The News Journal, founded as the Delaware Gazette in 1785, with a current daily circulation of more than 100,000.[2]

The Delaware News-Journal (also known as The News Journal) is a Wilmington, Delaware newspaper. ...

Portrayal in the Media

  • During the 2003-2005 TV Season, the city of Wilmington's skyline and other aerial shots of the city were featured as the stand in for the fictional town of Arcadia in CBS's Joan of Arcadia.
  • Wilmington is portrayed as the fictional location of the film version of the novel Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk, as evidenced in the narrator's business card including the suburban Wilmington zip code 19808 and the Delaware area code 302,and his apartment building having as its motto "A Place To Be Somebody". Other references include Delaware state flags, Delaware license plates, new fight clubs in New Castle, Delaware City, and Penns Grove (NJ), and the presence of credit card companies. However, city officials rejected the filmmakers' request to film in Delaware. The movie's exteriors were filmed around Los Angeles.

CBS Broadcasting, Inc. ... Joan of Arcadia was an American television fantasy/family drama which aired on Fridays, 8-9 p. ... Fight Club[1] (1996) is the first published novel by American author Chuck Palahniuk. ...

Transportation

Wilmington Rail Station.

Wilmington is served by the Wilmington Rail Station, with frequent service between Boston, Massachusetts, and Washington, DC, via Amtrak's Northeast Corridor, with additional local service to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania via SEPTA Regional (commuter) Rail. Two freight railroads also serve Wilmington, CSX and Norfolk Southern. Both railroads operate major freight yards in the area; CSX operates the Wilsmere Yard to the west of the city and Norfolk Southern operates the Edgemoor Yard to the northeast of the city. Amtrak has a major maintenance shop and yard in northeast Wilmington that maintains and rebuilds the agency's Northeast Corridor fleet. The Amtrak Training Facility is also located in Wilmington, as well as CNOC, Amtrak's Consolidated National Operations Center. Image File history File links Download high resolution version (864x648, 142 KB) Rick Clark 2/2/03 - The Wilmington Train Station, formerly known as Pennsylvania Station located on Front Street between French and Walnut Streets. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (864x648, 142 KB) Rick Clark 2/2/03 - The Wilmington Train Station, formerly known as Pennsylvania Station located on Front Street between French and Walnut Streets. ... Wilmington Station is the train station in Wilmington, Delaware. ... Nickname: Location in Massachusetts, USA Coordinates: , Country United States State Massachusetts County Suffolk County Settled 1630 Incorporated (city) 1822 Government  - Mayor Thomas M. Menino (D) Area  - City  89. ... Aerial photo (looking NW) of the Washington Monument and the White House in Washington, DC. Washington, D.C., officially the District of Columbia (also known as D.C.; Washington; the Nations Capital; the District; and, historically, the Federal City) is the capital city and administrative district of the United... Acela Express in West Windsor, NJ Amtrak Cascades service with tilting Talgo trainsets in Seattle, Washington Amtrak train in downtown Orlando, Florida For other uses, see Amtrak (disambiguation). ... Most of the NEC (those sections shown in red, except Boston to the Rhode Island state line) is owned by Amtrak. ... 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. ... SEPTA redirects here. ... 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... Norfolk Southern Corporation (AAR reporting mark NS) NYSE: NSC is a US publicly-traded stock corporation based in Norfolk, Virginia. ...


DART First State (Delaware Authority for Regional Transit) operates public bus service with approximately 40 bus lines serving the city and the surrounding suburbs. Greyhound operates interstate bus service out of the downtown bus terminal at the rail station. Interstate 95 splits Wilmington roughly in half, and provides access to major markets in the Northeast and nationwide, as does I-495 just east of the city. 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... DART First State operates 43 fixed-route bus routes throughout northern New Castle County, serving the cities of Wilmington and Newark. ... In Delaware, Interstate 95 runs diagonally from the border with Pennsylvania in northeast to the border with Maryland. ...


Wilmington is also served by the Port of Wilmington, a modern full-service deepwater port and marine terminal handling over 400 vessels per year with an annual import/export cargo tonnage of 5 million tons. The Port of Wilmington handles mostly international imports of fruits and vegetables, automobiles, steel, and bulk products.


The closest major airport is Philadelphia International Airport. A few miles south of Wilmington is New Castle County Airport which only has commercial flights to Atlanta, Georgia. The airport is primarily used for corporate charter flights, recreational flights, and by both the Delaware Army National Guard and Delaware Air National Guard. “PHL” redirects here. ... 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...


Sports

Club League Sport Venue
Wilmington Blue Rocks Carolina League Baseball Frawley Stadium
Delaware Destroyers EBA Basketball William "Hicks" Anderson Community Center

The Wilimington Blue Rocks are a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, previously Kansas City Royals. ... The Carolina League is a minor league baseball affiliation which operates in the South Atlantic region of the United States. ... Daniel S. Frawley Stadium is a stadium in Wilmington, Delaware. ... The Delaware Destroyers are an Eastern Basketball Alliance franchise in Wilmington, Delaware. ... EBA may refer to: Eastern Basketball Alliance, American basketball league started in 2007[1] Eastern Basketball Association, defunct basketball league (1948-1970) Endemic Bird Area Enlarged Board of Appeal, see Appeal procedure before the European Patent Office Enterprise Bargaining Agreement Everything But Arms Trade Agreement Emergency brake assist, a vehicle...

Education Institutions

Wilmington is served by the Colonial, Red Clay, Brandywine, and Christina School Districts for elementary, junior high, and high school public education. Red Clay Consolidated School District (abbreviated Red Clay or RCCSD) is a public school district in Delaware. ... This is a complete list of school districts in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... The Christina school district is located in Wilmington, Delaware, is the largest public school system in Delaware. ...


There are also private schools such as Salesianum, St. Mark's, Archmere Academy, Ursuline Academy, Wilmington Friends School, Tower Hill School, The Tatnall School, St. Elizabeth High School,Padua Academy, Albert Einstein Academy, Wilmington Montessori, St. Mary Magdalen, St. Anthony Grade School, and the Immaculate Heart of Mary School. Salesianum School is an independent Catholic secondary school for boys, located in Wilmington, Delaware. ... St. ... Archmere Academy is a Roman Catholic college preparatory school of 508 students in Claymont, Delaware. ... Established in 1893 by the Ursulines in Wilmington, Delaware, Ursuline Academy is a private school which offers Early Childhood (Montessori and Kindergarten) and Primary (Grades 1-3) school classes for both girls and boys, and Intermediate (Grades 4-6), Middle (Grades 7-8), and Upper (Grades 9-12) school classes... Wilmington Friends School is a K-12 Quaker school founded in 1748 in Wilmington, Delaware. ... Tower Hill School is a small private preparatory school located at 2813 West 17th Street in Wilmington, Delaware offering instruction for pre-kindergarten through 12th grade. ... The Tatnall School is an independent private school in Greenville, Delaware, for students from three years old through 12th grade. ... St. ... Padua Academy is an all-girls Catholic high school in Wilmington, Delaware. ...


Wilmington also hosts several charter schools, including the Charter School of Wilmington and East Side Charter School. Charter schools are publicly funded elementary or secondary schools in the United States which have been freed from some of the rules, regulations, and statutes that apply to other public schools, in exchange for some type of accountability for producing certain results, which are set forth in each charter school... This article does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...


Universities and Colleges

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. ... Springfield College is a college located in Springfield, Massachusetts. ... The University of Delaware (UD or UDel) is the largest university in the U.S. state of Delaware. ... Widener University is a private, metropolitan university located in Chester, Pennsylvania. ... 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 College is a private, non-sectarian college five miles from Wilmington, Delaware in New Castle, Delaware. ... Desudesudesudesudesu (formerly Delaware State College) is a historically black university in Dover, Delaware. ...

Points of Interest

New Netherland series
Colonies:
Fortresses:
The Patroon System

Rensselaerwyck
Colen Donck (Yonkers, New York)
Map based on Adriaen Blocks 1614 expedition to New Netherland, featuring the first use of the name. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the settlement in present-day New York City. ... For other uses, see Harlem (disambiguation). ... The Washington Square Arch Greenwich Village (IPA pronunciation: ), also called simply the Village, is a largely residential area on the west side of downtown (southern) Manhattan in New York City named after Greenwich, London. ... Beverwyck was a fur-trading community north of Fort Orange on the Hudson River in New Netherland that was to become Albany, New York when the English took control of the colony in 1664. ... Kingston is a city in Ulster County, New York, United States. ... Several landmarks from two New York Worlds Fairs still stand in Flushing Meadows, including the US Steel Unisphere Flushing is a neighborhood within the borough of Queens in New York City, New York. ... Middleburgh is a village located in Schoharie County, New York. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Major Mark Park Jamaica is a neighborhood in the borough of Queens in New York City. ... Afternoon by the Sea (Gravesend Bay), a pastel by William Merritt Chase, ca 1888 shows traditional catboats in the bay and the Navesink Highlands across Lower New York Bay. ... This article is about the borough of New York City. ... Flatlands is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Midwood has a substantial population of Haredi Jews and Modern Orthodox Jews, many of whom live and worship in the side streets around Kings Highway Midwood is a neighborhood located in the south central part of the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, USA, roughly halfway between Prospect Park and Coney... New Utrecht New Utrecht is a neighborhood in the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. ... Bushwick is a neighborhood in the northeastern part of the New York City borough of Brooklyn. ... Zwaanendael was a settlement established in 1631 by Dutch settlers in the area of present-day Lewes, Delaware. ... Old New Castle Courthouse. ... : 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. ... Table of Fortification, from the 1728 Cyclopaedia. ... Fort Amsterdam was the name of the Dutch fort that was constructed on the southern tip of Manhattan in 1625. ... Fort Nassau (North) was a Dutch fort constructed on an island in the Hudson River near present day Albany in 1614. ... Fort Orange (Dutch: Fort Oranje ... Please wikify (format) this article or section as suggested in the Guide to layout and the Manual of Style. ... Fort Casimir was a Dutch settlement in New Netherland, located in what is now New Castle County, Delaware. ... Fort Christina was the first Swedish settlement in North America and the principal settlement of the New Sweden colony. ... A patroon was a proprietor of a tract of land in the 17th century Dutch colony of New Netherland in North America. ... Rensselaerwyck is the name of a colonial estate that was located in what is now New York, USA. The estate was land purchased by Kiliaen Van Rensselaer, a Dutch merchant and investor in the Dutch West India Company. ... Colen Donck was the title of a large Dutch-American owned estate of of 24,000 acres (a patroonship) originally owned by Adriaen van der Donck in New Netherland, located in present day New York City on the mainland north of Manhatten. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

Directors-General of New Netherland:

Cornelius Jacobsen Mey (1620-1625)
Willem Verhulst (1625-26)
Peter Minuit (1626-33)
Wouter van Twiller (1633-38)
Willem Kieft (1638-47)
Peter Stuyvesant (1647-64)
This is a list of Directors, appointed by the Dutch West India Company, of the 17th century Dutch province of New Netherland (Nieuw Nederland in Dutch) in North America. ... Cornelis Jacobsz May, sometimes spelled Mey or Meij was a Dutch explorer, captain and fur trader, and namesake of Cape May, Cape May County, and the city of Cape May, New Jersey, so named first in 1620. ... Willem Verhulst was the second director of the Dutch West India Company. ... Peter Minuit Peter Minuit (1589–August 5, 1638) was a Walloon from Wesel, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany, then part of the Duchy of Cleves. ... Wouter Van Twiller was an employee of the Dutch West India Company and the director-general of the Dutch colony of New Netherland from 1633 until 1638. ... Willem Kieft (1597-1647) was a Dutch merchant and director-general of New Netherland (of which New Amsterdam, later New York City, was the primary settlement), from 1638 until 1647. ... Pieter Stuyvesant is also the name of a Dutch cigarette brand from Imperial Tobacco. ...

Influential people

Adriaen van der Donck
Kiliaen van Rensselaer
Brant van Slichtenhorst
Cornelis van Tienhoven
Portrait of Adriaen van der Donck Adriaen Cornelissen van der Donck (ca. ... Kiliaen Van Rensselaer (1585 - 1643) was a Dutch merchant who was heavily involved in the Colonial American trade market. ...

Councils

Council of twelve men
Council of eight men
A Council is a group of people who usually possess some powers of governance. ... The Council of Twelve Men was a group of 12 men chosen in 1641 by the residents of New Amsterdam to advise the Director-General of New Netherland at the time, Willem Kieft, on relations with the Native Americans due to the murder of Claes Swits. ... The Council of eight men was an early representational democracy in New Amsterdam. ...

The Nemours Mansion and Gardens (300 acres) is a country estate with gardens located at 1600 Rockland Road, Wilmington, Delaware on the grounds of the Alfred I. duPont Hospital for Children. ... Established in 1893 by the Ursulines in Wilmington, Delaware, Ursuline Academy is a private school which offers Early Childhood (Montessori and Kindergarten) and Primary (Grades 1-3) school classes for both girls and boys, and Intermediate (Grades 4-6), Middle (Grades 7-8), and Upper (Grades 9-12) school classes... The Wilimington Blue Rocks are a minor league affiliate of the Boston Red Sox, previously Kansas City Royals. ... The Carolina League is a minor league baseball affiliation which operates in the South Atlantic region of the United States. ...

Near the city

Mt. ... Cooch’s Bridge, located at Old Baltimore Pike, Wilmington, Delaware, is the site of the historic Battle of Cooch’s Bridge. ... The Hagley Museum and Library is a nonprofit educational institution located in Wilmington, Delaware. ... Winterthur Museum and Country Estate, is an American estate in Winterthur, near Greenville, Delaware, and the former home of Henry Francis du Pont (1880-1969), a renowned antiques collector and horticulturist. ...

See also

State flag and civil ensign of Sweden. ... A list of people born in and around Wilmington, Delaware. ...

Sister Cities

Wilmington has six[29] sister cities, as designated by Sister Cities International, Inc. (SCI): Sign denoting twin towns of Neckarsulm, Germany Town twinning is a concept whereby towns or cities in geographically and politically distinct areas are paired with the goal of fostering human contact and cultural links. ...

Image File history File links Flag_of_Germany. ... , Fulda (IPA: ) is a city in Hessen, Germany; it is located on the Fulda River and is the administrative seat of the Fulda district (Kreis). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Sweden. ... Kalmar is a city in Småland in south east Sweden, situated by the Baltic Sea. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_Peoples_Republic_of_China. ... Ningbo (Simplified Chinese: ; Traditional Chinese: ; Pinyin: ; Wade-Giles: Ning-po; literally Tranquil Waves) is a seaport sub-provincial city with a population of 1,219,900 in northeastern Zhejiang province, Peoples Republic of China. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_the_United_Kingdom. ... Watford is a town and district in Hertfordshire, United Kingdom, situated 34 km (21 miles) northwest of London and within the bounds of the M25 motorway. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Italy. ... Olevano sul Tusciano is a town and comune in the province of Salerno in the Campania region of south-western Italy. ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Nigeria. ... Location of Oṣogbo(Oshogbo) in Nigeria Oṣogbo or Oshogbo is a city in Nigeria. ...

References

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