Who was Delaware?
There wasn't a person named Delaware but the state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor, after (what is now called) Cape Henlopen was originally named.
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The Delaware Colony was founded in 1638 by Peter Minuit andNew Sweden Company. It was named for the river which was named forthe governor of Virginia, Sir Thomas West (Lord de la Warr).
Third Lord de la Warr and the first governor of the Virginia. . Exploring the Atlantic coast north of Jamestown in 1610, Captain Samuel Argall discovered a large bay which he named in honor of Sir Thomas West, Third Lord de la Warr and the first governor of the Virginia. .
Answer . Delaware is famous for its historical landmarks and it's collage and all of its wonderful history
The state takes its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and Virginia's first colonial governor, after whom (what is now called) Cape Henlopenwas originally named
Delaware is a popular city, for its historical landmarks, being the second smallest state in the us, and for its popular restaurants such as De Brown Frown, it is a restaurant ran by top chefs but mostly by James Brown, they serve very Delicious and inviting food, i is a nonsmoking place, it is very… big and always crowded. They are most popular from serving food from different cultures, you have Asian, Italian, Portuguese, Chinese, and much more. they have a very kid friendly kids meal and have all the common foods plus more! they give kids a free bucket filled with an De Brown Frown hat, a pack of chocolate frown balls, and a pack of scented crayons. even though, they serve a lot of food and give away awesome stuff to the kids the price for an average family of five is 30.00, and that's if they all get steak. (MORE)
Peter Minuit, since he wanted to find more land for religious reasons.He was very religious. .
Because England treated them bad and the bad people kicked william Penn in his as* and because he was stupid Just Kidding I just made you waste your time I don't actually KNOW.HAHAHA
Peter Minuits was the guy who was in charge for some time then it was took over by the first governor of New York.
Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution of the United States, hence its nickname, "The First State".
According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Delaware is897,934. An estimate in late 2011 was 907,135. (See the related links below for a breakdown of Delaware'spopulation.) As of 2014, the population is 985,000.
Henry Hudson is credited with the discovery of the area which isnow Delaware. In 1631, the first colony of Delaware wasestablished. However, by 1632, that colony had been raided bynatives, who killed all the settlers, and set fire to theirbuildings. In 1638, it was colonized by a Swedish group, then… takenover by the Dutch. It was then taken over by the British, whoseized the territory without a fight. Delaware was part of a landgrant, given to Quaker, William Penn. (MORE)
The Dutch settled near Lewes in Delaware in 1631. Before that, itwas home to Native tribes, including the Unami Lenape and theNanticoke.
Yes, my ancestors were enslaved in Delaware. Actually, slavery in Delaware did not end until 1865, with the passage of the 13th amendment to the U.S. Constitution.
Delaware is small in size, but it has several natural resources.Some of them are fertile soil, timber, magnesium, blue granite,sand, and gravel.
First State . Delaware was the first state to ratify the federal Constitution -- December 7, 1787, becoming the first state in the Union. And because of this, according to "Delaware Facts" (from State of Delaware Web page), Delaware is given the first position in such national events as presidentia…l inaugurations. The delegates met at the Golden Fleece Inn on the Green in Dover. (from Smithsonian Guide , p. 380). Second Smallest State . Delaware ranks 49th in the nation with a total land area of 1,955 square miles. Note: Rhode Island is the smallest state. Delaware is also one of the smallest states in terms of population. Its 1990 Census population count is 666,168, ranking it 46th in population. Alaska, North Dakota, Vermont, and Wyoming are the least populous states. (from Book of the States , p. 424). Lowest State . Delaware's average altitude is about 60 feet above sea level, making it the lowest average altitude of any state. (from Frommer's , p. 154). Delaware also has one of the lowest high points: Ebright Azimuth at 442 feet is the highest point in Delaware. Located at the junction of Ramblewood Drive and Ebright Road in Wilmington, Delaware. Only Florida has a lower high point. (from Delaware Geological Survey and State Highpointers Club WWW site). Fewest Counties . Delaware has 3 counties, the fewest of any state having counties. Alaska does not have counties. Other small numbers are Hawaii which has 4 and Rhode Island which has 5. (from American Counties ). Longest Twin Span Suspension Bridge . Delaware Memorial Bridge is the longest twin span suspension bridge in the world. The bridge, which was opened in 1951, connects Delaware and New Jersey. (from New Castle County Web page and "Delaware," World Book Encyclopedia ). Most Ph.D.s . According to a survey by the National Science Foundation, Delaware has more doctoral-level (Ph.D.) scientists and engineers, as a percentage of the population, than any other state. Delaware also has a higher rate of patent awards, per person, than any other state. (from State of Delaware Web page, Economic Development). Only State Without a National Park . Delaware does not have a National Park, but it does have a National Wildlife Refuge, Bombay Hook. (from Facts about the States , p. 90). One of the Oldest Churches . Old Swedes (Holy Trinity Church) is one of the oldest churches in America still in use. It was built in 1698. Located: 606 Church Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. (302) 652-5629 (from Smithsonian Guide , p. 360). First Flying of the Stars and Stripes Flag . Tradition holds that the new 13-star flag, the Stars and Stripes, was first unfurled in the Battle of Cooch's Bridge, September 3, 1777. (Only Revolutionary battle fought in Delaware.) (from State of Delaware Web page, "Attractions & Historic Sites: Rural New Castle County, Delaware"). Washington Really Was Here . General George Washington and his staff met at the Hale-Byrnes House during the American Revolution's Brandywine campaign. (Mid-18th-century brick building with a fieldstone springhouse.) Located: along the White Clay Creek. (from State of Delaware Web page, "Attractions & Historic Sites: Rural New Castle County, Delaware"). Washington also stayed at the Robinson House. Built approximately 1723. In Revolutionary War days it was inhabited by notables such as George Washington, Lafayette, Anthony Wayne, Robert Morris and General "Lighthorse" Harry Lee. Located: Naaman's Road and Philadelphia Pike, Claymont, DE 19703. (302) 798-7335 (from State of Delaware Web page, "Attractions & Historic Sites: City of Wilmington, Delaware"). One of the Last States to Use Corporal Punishment . Delaware and Maryland were the last two United States states to use corporal punishment, the whipping post. In Delaware the last flogging took place in 1952. Corporal Punishment was not abolished in Delaware until 1972. (from "Corporal Punishment" in Encyclopedia of Crime and Justice , p. 251). Cradle of Methodism in America: Barratt's Chapel . Barratt's Chapel, erected in 1780, is known as the "Cradle of Methodism in America." The Methodists established the New World chapter of their religion here in 1784. This building in listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Located: One mile north of Frederica on US 113, RD #2, Box 25, Frederica, DE 19946. (302) 335-5544. (from State of Delaware Web page, "Attractions & Historic Sites: Kent County, Delaware"). Home of the "Penman of the Revolution": John Dickinson . John Dickinson (1732-1808) was known as the "Penman of the Revolution." John Dickinson Plantation, his boyhood home near Dover, is a museum. It is furnished with family pieces and antiques of the period. Today, farm outbuildings and a log dwelling have been constructed to complete the interpretation of an 18th-century Kent County, Delaware plantation. Located: Off of US 113, south of Dover & Dover Air Force Base, Kitts Hummock Road, Dover, DE 19901. (302) 739-3277. (from State of Delaware Web page, "Attractions & Historic Sites: Kent County, Delaware") Note: Virginia's George Mason is also known as the Penman of the Revolution. (from Smithsonian Guide , p. 356 and Dictionary of American Biography , v. 3). Birthplace of the Inventor of the Phonograph: E.R. Johnson . Eldridge Reeves Johnson (1867-1945) was born in Wilmington and grew up in Dover. Johnson was inventor of the phonograph and founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company, today known as RCA. The Johnson Victrola Museum is in Dover. Designed as a 1920's Victrola dealer's store, it features an extensive collection of phonographs, records and memorabilia related to the Victor Talking Machine Company. It also has an oil painting of Nipper, the dog from the RCA trademark "His Master's Voice". Located: Bank Lane & New Street, Dover, DE. 19901. (302) 739-4266. (from State of Delaware Web page, "Attractions & Historic Sites: Kent County, Delaware"; Frommer's , p. 208; and Dictionary of American Biography , supp. 3). First John Deere Tractor . The first tractor John Deere made is in the Messick Agricultural Museum, Inc. in Harrington, Delaware. The museum features old tractors, implements, tools, antique kitchen, smokehouse equipment, gasoline engines, treadmills, antique wagons, and more. Open Monday-Friday; call for an appointment on weekends. Located: One Vernon Road (DE 14W), Harrington, DE 19952. (302) 398-3729. (from State of Delaware Web page, "Attractions & Historic Sites: Kent County, Delaware"). First Coastal Zone Act . In 1971, in an effort to protect beaches and wetlands, the state legislature of Delaware passed the nation's first Coastal Zone Act, barring industries that pollute. (from Delaware (United States), The National Geographic Atlas). Hexagonal Victorian Building: Old Library Museum . The Old Library Museum in New Castle is an example of fanciful Victorian architecture and is attributed to Philadelphia architect Frank Furness. It was erected in 1892 by the New Castle Library Society. Today it holds the exhibits of the New Castle Historical Society. Located: 40 E. Third Street, New Castle, DE (302) 328-2923. (from Frommer's , p. 196 and Smithsonian Guide , p. 350). One of the Largest Shell Collections: Delaware Museum of Natural History . The Delaware Museum of Natural History houses one of the hemisphere's largest shell collections. Located: Route 52, between Greenville and Centreville, DE. (302) 658-9111. (from Frommer's , p. 187, 190). One of the World's Largest Amber Collections: University Gallery, University of Delaware . University Gallery on the campus of the University of Delaware has one of the largest amber collections in the world. Donated by Leslie and Sarah Jastak-Burgess, the collection includes amber carvings, jewelry, and other works. The colors include many shades of amber, ranging from creamy bone and fiery red. Call for appointment. (from UD Messenger , Summer 1993 & Winter 1994) Selected pieces from the Amber collection are currently on display in Daugherty Hall.. Only State to be Both North and East of the Mason-Dixon Line . The Mason-Dixon Line forms the state's western and southern borders. By the way, Delaware's border with Maryland runs through two towns, the names of which were created by combining the names of the two states: Marydel and Delmar. (from Frommer's , p. 153 and "Delaware," World Book Encyclopedia , p. 97). Premiere Museum of Americana: Winterthur Museum . Winterthur Museum has one of the foremost collections of American furniture and decorative arts. It has nearly two hundred period rooms, furnished in styles ranging from 1640 to 1840. Located: Route 52 (800) 448-3883. (from Smithsonian Guide , p. 365f and Winterthur Web page) By the way, the "h" in Winterthur is silent.. Internationally Famous Collection of Pre-Raphaelite Art: Delaware Art Museum . Located: 2301 Kentmere Parkway, Wilmington, DE (302) 571-9590. (From Delaware Art Museum Online). Nylon Capital of the World: Seaford . Seaford, Delaware, is the site of the DuPont Company's first nylon manufacturing plant. It was established in 1939. (from Smithsonian Guide , p. 356). Leader in Incorporations . Due to its favorable incorporation laws, many out-of-state businesses choose to incorporate in Delaware. In 1990, more than half of the country's Fortune 500 companies were incorporated in Wilmington. (from Facts about the States , p. 90). First Christmas Seals . Wilmington, Delaware, was the first place Christmas seals were introduced in the United States in December 1907. The designer of the seals was Emily P. Bissell, a Delaware author. (from "Delaware," World Book Encyclopedia , p. 97). First Beauty Contest . In 1880, the first beauty contest in the United States was held in Rehoboth Beach. Thomas Edison was one of the three judges in this contest, called the "Miss United States" contest. This contest is considered to be the foreunner of the Miss America pageant. (from Frommer's , p. 154 and "Delaware," World Book Encyclopedia , p. 97). Poultry Place: Sussex County . Sussex County raises more broiler chickens than any other county in the United States. (from Frommer's , p. 154). Home of Tax Free Shopping Delaware is one of only five states having no sales tax. The others are: Alaska, Montana, New Hampshire, and Oregon. (from Book of the States , p. 262 (MORE)
the whole purpose of this colony is because it wanted to improve trade and so on if want more info look at all about these colony.com
Answer . Washington made his crossing on 25 December 1776 to make a surprise attack on Trenton, New Jersey.
Depends on what time period you are talking about. Recently, it hasbeen chemicals/pharmaceuticals and financial services. In colonial times, it was largely agricultural with some port tradeand is now a major petro chemical producer.
Rivers found in Delaware include the Broadkill, Delaware, Indian,and Leipsic rivers. Other rivers are Little, Pocomoke, St. Jones,Simons, and Smyrna rivers.
First State . Diamond State . Blue Hen State . First State . Diamond State . Blue Hen State
Its located on the east coast of America, Maryland is right beside it. atlantic ocean.
The name came from a famous man that died on a voyage to North America, Lord De La War- Delawar-Delaware Delawares nicknames are The First State ,The Small Wonder Diamond State ,and The Blue Hen State. delaware is known by this nickname " The First State ' due to the fact that december 7,1787, it be…came the first of the 13 original states to ratify the us constitution. (MORE)
The area that became Delaware was a center of the Native fur trade.Only at the beginning the Revolutionary War did the colony receivean official name.
Delaware is actually taken from the name of the first Governor of Virginia, Lord De La Warr. A Virginia explorer named it after the Lord in order to curry favor with the great man. Ironically, he never entered the state.
its very important because it was the first state of united statesand many things happen there
Delaware's motto is "Liberty and Independence." It was given by theOrder of the Cincinnati in recognition of the fact that Delawarewas the first state of the Union.
Yes. According to the Delaware Division of Fish & Wildlife, there are 2 or more free roaming cougars in Delaware. Thought to be animals of captive origin, the cougars have been sighted at places such as Alapocas Woods, White Clay Creek State Park, and the farmlands adjacent to Seaford.
Chris Coons, democrat, is the current Delaware Senator. He tookoffice November 15, 2010, to finish Senator Joe Biden's term.George Read was the first senator from Delaware. He resigned tobecome Chief Justice of Delaware, and Henry Latimer was elected tofinish his term.
The Delaware Capitol. . The Green. . Dover Air Force Base. . Delaware State University. . Wesley College. . Dover International Speedway. What you will not find is an Amtrac station or an Interstate Highway.
Delaware and rest of New England historically has had fewearthquakes. The last shock to center in Delaware and cause minoreffects occurred on May 8, 1906, In recent years, two minor tremorsoccurred in Delaware, one on the Lower Delaware in December 1937,and one near Wilmington in January 1944. The l…argest earthquake(Intensity VII) felt in Delaware was in 1871. (MORE)
It is not something that goes "Arf. Arf" and then honks a horn. It refers to the State Seal used to embelish documents which includes multiple symbols such as the farmer and the soldier, a ship, a shock of grain, a seashell, an ear or corn, a bullock and the draped admonition of Liberty and Indepen…dence and three major milestone year markers in Delaware history . (MORE)
Yes. Delaware, though not traditionally considered a Southern state, was a slave state, like Maryland, before the Civil War.
Delaware became a state in 1787. The Constitution was written inSeptember of 1776, but Delaware was occupied by the British until1787.
The two main reasons for the founding of Delaware were the tradeand agricultural opportunity that the state presented. The soil was fertile which was the mainreason for agriculture and it had thriving forests formanufacturing and lumber. .
Delaware is 2,289 sq. miles in area making it the 2nd smallest state, just larger than Rhode Island.
Why or Why Not. To Be or Not to Be . Houston we have a problem . Damn the torpedoes, full Speed Ahead. Bad introduction and a worse answer, Economics, Yes, greed certainly, Economics 101 absolutely. If product "X" sells for a Pound Sterling at the London marketplace and its cost to produce can be… improved by lowering labor cost by using slavery which was legal at the moment instead of indentured servitude, then the " Power of the Purse" prevailed. If you could multiply that profit margin via the Triangle Trade a shire or Manor in England was available on the market. Slaves were cheap labor. (MORE)
The main Campus is located in Wilmington Delaware. There are joint programs in Georgetown, and Dover Delaware.
A former Dutch West Indies Company Colony, a former Swedish Colony, a former English Colony and the first state in the Union.
The Delaware shoreline is East of the Bay and the New Jersey shoreline is West of the Bay.
It was founded in 1638 by Peter Minuit and some others. It was founded because it was originally part of Pennsylvania until 1703. That was when Delawares citizens realized that they should be like other colonies and declare their independence. That is what started the American Revolution.
It is the name of the West Texas and Southern New Mexico oil field which is a part of the Permian Basin which is a part of the Mid-Continent Oil Field.
There is a Delaware river that goes through Delaware. There is a bay near called the Chesapeake bay! It's between Maryland and Delaware!
yes there were but it wasnt deleware at the time all the continets were actually 1
Yes. Since records began in 1950 there ave been 58 tornadoes recorded in Delaware, some as strong as F2.
Yes, actually Deleware was the first state. Yes - its on the mid-Atlantic coast between New Jersey and Maryland. Check your spelling though - Its Delaware, not Deleware.
The religion of delaware was mostly catholics although there were some protestants under the church of England
In Ohio, yes. I don't know if there are any other Delaware Counties, but I would assume so.
Delaware is located on the west bank of the Delaware River, just south of Pennsylvania and west across the Delaware Bay from New Jersey. It is also to the east and north of the state of Maryland. Delaware has beaches on the Atlantic Ocean that are just north of the Maryland beaches.
Delaware was once a part of Pennsylvania. At its beginnings it was a Swede named Peter Minuit and a Swedish company that "founded" this area. It was later taken over by the British. Delaware became an important colony because it had access to the Atlantic Ocean and it had fertile farmlands.
The address of the Fort Delaware Society is: Po Box 553, Delaware City, DE 19706-0553