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Delaware (DE) - Real Estate
Delaware Association of REALTORS®
9 East Loockerman St Ste 315
Dover Delaware 19901
(302) 734-4444 - Fax (302) 734-1341
Cannon Building Ste 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd.
Dover, DE 19904
(302) 744-4519 - Fax (302) 739-2711
In December 1787 Delaware was the first state to ratify
the constitution. The state was named for Lord de la Warr. He was the
first governor of Virginia
Delaware is the only state without any National Park System units such
as national parks, seashores, historic sites, battlefields, memorials,
The state bird is the blue hen chicken. The bug is the lady bug. The
American holly is the state tree which can grow to 60 feet high. The
flower is the peach blossom. The butterfly is the tiger swallowtail.
The state fish is the weakfish.
The five largest cities in Delaware are Wilmington, Dover, Newark,
Milford and Seaford.
In total area Delaware ranks 49th in the nation. It contains 1,982
square miles. It is 96 miles long and varies from 9 to 35 miles in width.
It borders Maryland, New Jersey and Pennsylvania as well as the Atlantic
seacoast. The highest point in the state is 442 feet, the lowest is
Odessa possesses one of the nations finest collections of late 18th-
and early 19th-century architecture in the middle Atlantic region. The
center of town is on the National Register of Historic Places and the
entire town has been zoned as historic.
America's newest tall ship is the Kalmar Nyckel. It is ten stories
high and 139 feet long. The original Kalmar Nyckel sailed from Sweden
to the New World in the winter of 1638 leaving its passengers to establish
the first permanent European settlement in the Delaware Valley.
The present day Kalmar Nyckel serves as Delaware’s seagoing goodwill
ambassador. She was built by a group of committed citizens to be a continuing
witness to the courage and spirit of those individuals who undertook
the mid-winter North Atlantic crossing in 1637-1638. is at the Kalymar
Shipyard The ship is owned and operated by the Kalmar Nyckel Foundation,
a non-profit organization that offers people of all ages a variety of
sea and land based learning and recreational experiences.
Delaware’s economy includes poultry, soybeans, fishing, dairy
products and nursery stock. The state industries include chemical products,
paper products, rubber and plastic, scientific instruments and printing
While visiting the coastal areas, try Fisher's popcorn. It’s famous
from as far away as Vietnam and Indonesia.
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