Delaware Moving Companies – Everything you should know when Moving to Delaware
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Your search for a good and reliable Delaware Moving Company has just ended. Delaware Movers is proud to introduce you to its home state – the 28th Smartest State* in America.
If the concept of log cabins has always kept you intrigued – you will soon reach the country of its origin. The first North American log cabins were built here in 1683 by Swedish immigrants.
The credit for discovering Delaware goes to Henry Hudson in 1609. The following year, Capt. Samuel Argall of Virginia named Delaware after his colony’s governor, Thomas West, Baron De La Warr. Swedish colonization began at Fort Christina (now Wilmington) in 1638, but New Sweden fell to Dutch forces in 1655.
Partly autonomous after 1704, Delaware fought as a separate state in the American Revolution and became the first state to ratify the Constitution in 1787. In 1802, Ëleuthère Irénée du Pont established a gunpowder mill near Wilmington that laid the foundation for Delaware’s huge chemical industry. Vulcanized fiber, textiles, paper, medical supplies, metal products, machinery, machine tools, and automobiles are some of Delaware’s manufactured products.
Delaware also grows a great variety of fruits and vegetables and is a U.S. pioneer in the food-canning industry. Corn, soybeans, potatoes, and hay are important crops. Delaware’s broiler-chicken farms supply the big Eastern markets, and fishing and dairy products are other important industries.
Points of interest include the Fort Christina Monument, Hagley Museum, Holy Trinity Church (erected in 1698, the oldest Protestant church in the United States still in use), and Winterthur Museum, in and near Wilmington; central New Castle, an almost unchanged late 18th-century capital; and the Delaware Museum of Natural History. Popular recreation areas include Cape Henlopen, Delaware Seashore, Trap Pond State Park, and Rehoboth Beach.
Here are some interesting facts about Delaware:
Racial break up: White: 584,773 (74.6%); Black: 150,666 (19.2%); American Indian: 2,731 (0.3%); Asian: 16,259 (2.1%); other race: 15,855 (2.0%); Two or more races: 13,033 (1.7%); Hispanic/Latino: 37,277 (4.8%).
Motto: Liberty and independence
Colors – colonial blue and buff
Flower – peach blossom
Tree – American holly
Bird – blue hen chicken
Insect – ladybug
Butterfly – tiger swallowtail
Fish – weakfish, cynoscion regalis
Beverage – milk
Nicknames: Diamond State; First State; Small Wonder
Origin of name: From Delaware River and Bay; named in turn for Sir Thomas West, Baron De La Warr
10 largest cities: Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Middletown, Smyrna, Milford, Seaford, Elsmere, Georgetown, New Castle.
Largest county by population and area: New Castle and Sussex.
State forests: 3
State parks: 14
* The smartest State designation is awarded on the basis of 21 factors selected from Morgan Quitno’s annual reference book, Education State Rankings, 2006-2007. Rates for each of the 21 factors were processed through a formula that measures how a state compares to the national average for a given category. The end result is that the farther below the national average a state’s education ranking is, the lower and less smart it ranks. The farther above the national average, the higher and smarter a state ranks