Continuing our journey through the 50 states, Bill Bailey Travel Club welcomes you to Delaware, the first state. Known for its place in history, its beauty as well as arts and culture, sports and much more, Delaware has much to offer the tourist as a top destination for travel in the U.S. Take a trip to the great state of Delaware with Bill Bailey Travel Club as we take a look at the facts. Get to know more about this state and what it has to offer you as a top destination for U.S. travel.
Welcome To Delaware From Bill Bailey Travel Club
Just 96 miles long and only 35 miles wide at it’s widest point, Delaware is the second smallest state within the United States. Considered a plains state, Delaware is part of the Atlantic Coastal Plain and is less affected by the ocean than other states in the surrounding area. A relatively mild climate, Delaware is an ideal location for a variety of plant species and forests as well, making it ideal for farming as it has a longer growing season than other coastal states.
The entire east coast, not just the state of Delaware has been part of history for thousands of years, first by Native Americans and then by many European settlers. Delaware was first settled by the Dutch in the early 1600’s but after a battle with the native tribes who killed many of the original settlers, was later settled by Swedish settlers and later by the English and later became the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in 1787.
Fast Facts About Delaware From Bill Bailey Travel Club
- Delaware is the only state without A National Park System however it is filled with state natural history and historic destinations.
- Today about 500 descendants of the original Nanticoke Indians reside in Delaware. They celebrate their heritage each September with the Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow.
- The log cabin originated in Finland. Finnish settlers arrived in Delaware in the mid-1600s and brought with them plans for the log cabin, one of the symbols of the American pioneer. One of the cabins has been preserved and is on display at the Delaware Agricultural Museum in Dover.
- Tradition holds the first time Betsy Ross’s famous flag was flown was at the Battle of Cooch’s Bridge, located on route 4 in Newark.
- The Blue Hen chicken is the official state bird.
- In total area Delaware ranks 49th in the nation.
- Ebright Road in New Castle County is the highest state elevation at 442 feet above sea level. The lowest elevation is along the coast at sea level.
- Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library features one of the world’s finest naturalistic gardens.
Bill Bailey Travel Club hopes that you have enjoyed this look into the history and facts about the wonderful state of Delaware. Get to know the unique and beautiful features of all the U.S. states with Bill Bailey Travel Club as we continue our journey next week to the great state of Florida.