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Official Delaware County and City Sites
  • Capital: Dover
  • Population: 783,600
  • Entered the Union: December 7, 1787
  • As the: 1st state
  • Motto: Liberty and Independence
  • Nicknames: The Diamond State, the First State
  • Flower: Peach Blossom
  • Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
  • Song: "Our Delaware"
  • Sports Teams: None
  • Origin of Name: From the Delaware River and Bay, which were named for Sir Thomas West, Lord De La Warr
  • Major Industries: Chemical Manufacturing, Fruits and Vegetables, and Food Canning
  • Historical Sites: Holy Trinity Church, the oldest Protestant church in the U.S. still in use, in Wilmington
  • Points of Interest: The Delaware Museum of Natural History; New Castle, an almost unchanged 18th-century city center; the Delaware Seashore
  • Bordering States: Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.

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