Delaware Facts

The Delaware Memorial Bridge
Delaware Memorial Bridge

Introduction - Delaware

Delaware is a small northeastern costal state bordered by the states of Pennsylvania, Maryland, New Jersey and the Atlantic Ocean to the east. It is named after Lord De La Warr who sailed to Jamestown Virginia from England in 1610 and would become the governor of Virginia. What makes this state so unique is that it was the very first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution. Just when did it become a state? Where is the capital? Why is Oliver Evans such an important name in Delaware's history? Read the interesting facts and information below, which is listed in a kid-friendly format, to find out the answers to these questions and much more.

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