1st State (December 7, 1787), northeast U.S.
State Abbreviation: DE
Nickname: The First State, Diamond State, Blue Hen State
Origin of Name: From the Delaware River and Bay, which were
named for Sir Thomas West, Lord DeLa Warr.
Things to Know
Delaware is the second smallest state.
Major Rivers: Delaware River, Mispillion River, Nanticoke River
One of Delaware's most important transportation arteries is the
and Delaware Canal, which has been deepened and straightened for
ocean shipping. It shortens the water route between Philadelphia and
Baltimore by several hundred miles.
Jump Cannon (1863-1941), Astronomer
Oh, Be A Fine Girl--Kiss Me!
mnemonic device used by students and astronomers to learn the
spectral classification of stars developed by Annie Jump Cannon.
Heimlich, surgeon and inventor, developed the Heimlich
Maneuver to save choking victims.
Things to Do
Delaware State Bird and State
Flower Printable Color Page.
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Things To Do-Other Sites
Read about the Delaware State Quarter and printout the color page.
Take an virtual tour of Delaware
Sites to See
Delaware Tribe of Indians. Contains audio files for many Lenape words.