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What was the original name of Wilmington?


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The earliest settlement there was Fort Christina.

The area which would be eventually settled as Wilmington was named "Waax-Waas Unk" ("Bear Place"), and was given this name by the first nations people living in the region (the Lenape).

Wilmington was originally named newtown, then after years that changed to newton, then it was named Wilmington after the Earl of Wilmington.

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Wilmington in North Carolina, Wilmington in Delaware, Wilmington in Massachusetts and Wilmington in Virginia

If "Wilmington, Delaware, USA" is meant by "Wilmington," then . . . The Lenni Lenape (also called the Delaware), the original native habitants of the area before invasion by Northern Europeans called the area Paxahakink or Pakehakink. The first European settlers were from Sweden. In March 1638 they established Fort Christina at the mouth of the Christina River at the area known as "The Rocks" at present-day Wilmington, Delaware. Note: There are other locations in the USA with the name Wilmington in California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Minnesota, New York state, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Vermont. Plus, there are places named Wilmington in Australia and the United Kingdom (in England in the counties of Devon, Kent, and Somerset.) See the sources of the information provided by clicking "Add related links" in the left side bar.

There are many cities by the name of Wilmington in the US. These cities are located in California, Delaware, Massachusetts, and North Carolina.

Wilmington Sharks and Wilmington Hammerheads are examples of sports teams in Wilmington.

Yes. There are also Wilmingtons in several other states. North Carolina, Ohio, and California to name a few. Wilmington, DE is probably the most recognizable Wilmington in these United States, however.

The address of the Wilmington Branch is: 1300 North Avalon Blvd., Wilmington, 90744 2639

The address of the Wilmington Memorial Library is: 175 Middlesex Ave., Wilmington, 01887 2714

Seven. However there are also four cities named Wilmington. US Cities with the name of Wilmington are in: Delaware, Illinois, Ohio and North Carolina. US towns named Wilmington are in the states of California, Illinois, Indiana, Massachusetts, Vermont, Georgia and New York.

For the source and more detailed information concerning your request, click on the related links section (Wikipedia) indicated directly below this answer section.---------------------------There are several states that have a town named "Wilmington"Wilmington,DelawareWilmington,OhioWilmington,MassachusettsWilmington,LosAngeles CaliforniaWilmington North Carolina

The address of the Wilmington Town Museum is: 430 Salem Street, Wilmington, MA 01887

The address of the Wilmington Institute Library is: 10 East Tenth Street, Wilmington, 19801 1215

The address of the North Wilmington Library is: 3400 North Market Street, Wilmington, 19802 M

Wilmington is in North Carolina.

The address of the Historical Society-Wilmington is: Po Box 1751, Wilmington, VT 05363

The address of the Wilmington Public Library District is: 201 South Kankakee Street, Wilmington, 60481 1338

The address of the Wilmington Area Historical Society is: Po Box 1, Wilmington, IL 60481

The address of the Wilmington Historical Society is: Po Box 174, Wilmington, NY 12997-0174

The address of the Downtown Wilmington Association is: Po Box 208, Wilmington, NC 28402-0208

The address of the Wilmington Railroad Museum is: 505 Nutt St, Wilmington, NC 28401-3347

The address of the Scottish Society Of Wilmington is: 2114 Albert Circle, Wilmington, NC 28406-1164

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