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Delaware is located on the eastern seaboard of the United States, surrounded by Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and the Atlantic Ocean. Measuring approximately 30 miles in width by 96 miles in length, the total area of this state is 2,490 square miles, ranking it as 49th in the United States by size. Of this area, more than one-fifth (21.5%) of it is comprised of water, including the Delaware River. Delaware has the lowest mean elevation of any state in the nation. Based on it's location on the Atlantic coast, Delaware offers a cross between a humid subtropical climate and a continental climate. The southern regions of the state offer a milder climate and longer growing season than the northern regions of the state. Delaware's all time record high measured in at 110 degrees Fahrenheit (Millsboro, 1930), while the state's all time low of -17 degrees Fahrenheit was also recorded at Millsboro in 1893. Delaware was the first state of the United States, having ratified the U.S. Constitution before any other state on December 7, 1787. In addition, due to extremely business-friendly corporate laws, more U.S. publicly traded companies are incorporated in Delaware than any other state. Franchise taxes on Delaware corporations provide about 20% of the state's total revenue.


Nicknames : First State, Diamond State, Blue Hen State, Small Wonder

Capitol : Dover

Largest City (by population) : Wilmington

Largest City (by area) : Dover

Largest County (by population) : New Castle County

Total Area (square miles) : 2490

Admitted to Union : December 7, 1787

Time Zone : Eastern

State Flower : Peach Blossom

State Tree : American Holly

State Bird : Blue Hen Chicken

Major Industries : government, education, banking

Major Companies : Bank of America, Wilmington Trust, E.I. due Pont de Nemours & Co.


  • Delaware has three counties, the fewest among any U.S. state.
  • More than half of all U.S. publicly trade corporations are incorporated in Delaware because of the state's business-friendly laws.
  • Delaware corporations supply about one-fifth of the state's revenues.
  • The state of Delaware was the first to ratify the U.S. Constitution, earning it the title of First State.
  • In total area, Delaware ranks 49th in the nation.

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I was married in 1973, Wilmington, Delaware.  Divorced either late 1973 or early 1974.  Remarried in 1974.  Did I need a copy of my divorce records from first marriage to get marriage license for second marriage
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Is there a free web site where I can check on marriage licenses applied for?
Answer 2012-08-17 01:33 GMT

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Kent County Public Records - Sheriff Property Sales Edit

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Kent County Sheriff Administrative Complex 555 Bay Rd. Dover, Delaware 19901
Contact: P: 302.736.2161

New Castle County Public Records - New Castle County Official Website Edit

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New Castle County Government Center 87 Reads Way New Castle, Delaware 19720
Contact: P: 302.395.5555

I was married in 1973, Wilmington, Delaware.  Divorced either late 1973 or early 1974.  Remarried in 1974.  Did I need a copy of my divorce records from first marriage to get marriage license for second marriage
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Sussex County Public Records - Sheriff Property Sales Edit

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Sussex County Sheriff Office P.O. Box 948 Georgetown, Delaware 19947
Contact: P: 302.855.7830 F: 302.855.7832

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