Delaware’s scenic beauty, low taxes, and affordable housing
make this tiny state a wonderful place to live, work and play.
ADVICE FOR ANYONE MOVING TO DELAWARE…or just visiting.
This also applies to the state fair, Nascar, firefly, and any and all other events happening in Delaware.
Four men in the cab of a four wheel drive with a 12-pack of beer and a tow chain will be along shortly. Don’t try to help them. Just stay out of their way. This is what they live for.
And the collateral phrase: “You call this hot? Wait ’til August”
The “popo” will get you!!
President Joe Biden is from Delaware.
Joseph Robinette Biden Jr. was born on November 20, 1942.
(Born in Scranton, Pennsylvania, raised in New Castle County, Delaware)
President of the United States 2021 to present
Vice-President of the United States 2009-2017
US Senator from the State of Delaware 1973-2009
(Elected in 1972 at age 29, reelected 1978, 1984, 1990, 1996, 2002, & 2008)
New Castle County (Delaware) 4th District Councilman 1971-1973
Admitted to the State Bar of Delaware in 1969.
Attended the University of Delaware and Syracuse University.
The first settlers in Delaware were Dutch colonists who arrived in 1611
and established the New Amsterdam Colony, which later became New York.
The state was named for the Delaware River,
which is named for Virginia’s first colonial governor,
Thomas West, an English nobleman, the third Baron De La Warr.
“The First State”
Delaware was the first of the original 13 states. Statehood: December 7, 1787.
Delaware was the “First State” to ratify the Constitution on December 7, 1787.
“Delaware is a small but diverse state, including urban cities and rural communities,
beaches, forests, and farms – with historic roots and emerging industries.”
The “Diamond State”, is the nickname given to Delaware by Thomas Jefferson.
He described Delaware as a “jewel” among the states
based on its strategic location along the Eastern Seaboard.
Where is Delaware?
Delaware is a small, flat mid-Atlantic state on the northeastern seaboard.
It is only 39 miles wide and 96 miles long, Only 2044 square miles total area.
“Small Wonder” is another nickname for Delaware given its size,
and many contributions to our country, and also for Delaware’s natural beauty.
Delaware is the second smallest state, the least populated state,
and also the sixth most densely populated state.
Delaware only has three counties, the least of any state.
Delaware is the lowest state with an average altitude of 60 feet above sea level.
Delaware’s highest point, Ebright Road, is only 448 ft. above sea level.
Population of Delaware: ~973764 people (as of 2019)
The capital of Delaware is Dover.
Wilmington is Delaware’s largest city.
State Motto: “Liberty and Independence!”
State Song: “Our Delaware”
State Colors: Colonial Blue and Buff
State Flower: Peach blossom
State Tree: American Holly
State Herb: Sweet Golden Rod
State Fruit: Strawberry
Read our previous Blog Post “Fruit! Fruit! Fruit!”
State Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
The “Blue Hen State” is another nickname for Delaware. Named for the
Blue Hen Roosters used for cockfighting by Delaware Revolutionary War Soldiers.
State Butterfly: Tiger Swallowtail
State Insect: Ladybug
State Fish: Weakfish (Sea Trout, Yellowfin Trout)
State Marine Animal: Horseshoe Crab
State Beverage: Milk
There is NO SALES TAX in Delaware!
Any goods or services purchased in Delaware are not be subject to taxation.
A Delaware corporation can be based in any US state,
and they are exempt from state corporate income tax in most cases.
For business owners who reside outside of Delaware, NO STATE INCOME TAX!
More than 50 percent of US publicly traded corporations are incorporated in Delaware.
That’s 60 percent of Fortune 500 companies!
Delaware is home to Dover International Speedway, aka the “Monster Mile,”
and the state hosts two NASCAR races each year.
Delaware deeded Pea Patch Island to the government in 1813 to build Fort Delaware to protect the entrance to the Delaware River and the ports of Wilmington, Delaware and Philadelphia.
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