Asked in Delaware
Who explored Delaware for the Dutch?
Asked in Colonial America, Delaware, Wilmington
Who were the first settlers in the Delaware colony?
Asked in Delaware, History of the United States
What are three events that happened in Delaware?
In 1497 Delaware was explored by its first European John Cabot. In 1609 it was explored by Henry Hudson of the Dutch West India Company. In 1624 the Dutch settled a Trading Post at what is now Burlington Island. In 1626 they created Fort Nassau at what is now Gloucester City New Jersey and Zwaanendael at what is now Lewes in 1631. In 1638 the Swedes created their Colony of Fort Christina (today's Wilmington). In 1682 William Penn arrived in New Castle with a Charter for Pennsylvania and a lease for the Lower Counties on the Delaware.