History, Geography, Homes, and State Resources of Delaware
Delaware earned the nickname "The First State" due to the U.S. Constitution being first ratified by the state of Delaware and has has a political
heritage full of pride. Contrasted with the many contributions the state has made to the US Government, Delaware is just 2,000 sq. miles in area, ranking it 49th in
size in the United States based upon overall area.
However, the 780,000 Delaware residents live by their motto of, "Liberty and Independence." Fishing, farming and manufacturing are major Delaware industries.
Relocating to another state carries with it many challenges. However there are adventure also; fortunately Delaware has much to offer. The beautiful natural
coastline, rich history, excellent infrastructure , friendly people, make moving to Delaware a genuine pleasure.
Henry Hudson, sailing under the Dutch flag, is credited with Delaware's discovery in 1609. The following year, Capt. Samuel Argall of Virginia named Delaware for his colony's governor, Thomas West, Baron De La Warr. An attempted Dutch settlement failed in 1631. Swedish colonization began at Fort Christina (now Wilmington) in 1638, but New Sweden fell to Dutch forces led by New Netherlands' governor Peter Stuyvesant in 1655.
England took over the area in 1664, and it was transferred to William Penn as the lower Three Counties in 1682. Semiautonomous after 1704, Delaware fought as a separate state in the American Revolution and became the first state to ratify the Constitution in 1787.
During the Civil War, although a slave state, Delaware did not secede from the Union.
Delaware is home to ten colleges and universities, comprising five public and five private higher education institutions. With degrees spanning a range of disciplines and
study platforms, the state’s schools and programs should appeal to students across all majors.
As Delaware has no franchises in the major American professional sports leagues, many Delawareans follow either Philadelphia or Baltimore teams. The University of
Delaware's football team has a large following throughout the state with the Delaware State University and Wesley College teams also enjoying a smaller degree of
The airports in Delaware are mainly general aviation airports. Delaware Airpark is one of Delaware's airports with flight training programs. Delaware Airports has state-of-the-art technology and friendly staff to assist passengers. Delaware offers tax benefits that make the visit to the state profitable.
There are 11 public airports in Delaware and 38 private. Delaware has no heavy traffic in the state. Wilmington's New Castle Airport has three main runways, ten taxiways and multiple aircraft parking ramps, making it one of Delaware's premier airports. It is conveniently located near all the business centers of Wilmington. Delaware airports operate 24 hours a day, whatever the weather.
Delaware Airpark, which is also a public airport in conjunction with Delaware State University, offers its students flight training programs.