Delaware - The First State
Delaware is the only state without a single unit of the National Park Service system, although the National Park Service oversees the National Register of Historic Places and Delaware has a lot of entries on that prestigious list.
Delaware is also quite famous as the "best" place to incorporate a business. The state's economic and industrial development have been closely tied to E.I du Pont de Nemours & Company, one of the world's largest chemical manufacturers and distributors. Delaware also enjoys the second highest per-capita concentration of civilian engineers in the United States.
Cape Henlopen State Park near Lewes is the eastern terminus of the American Discovery Trail.
Fast Facts about Delaware
Largest City: Wilmington
Admitted to the Union: December 7, 1787 : 1st
Highest Point: near Elbright Azimuth : 448'
Lowest Point: Atlantic Ocean : 0'
2010 Delaware Population Demographics
Photo of the Winterthur Estate courtesy of A.E. Crane, Photo of Bombay Hook NWR courtesy of the US Fish & Wildlife Service
Other photos courtesy of Byways.org, Map courtesy of Cartesia MapArt US Terrain