Delaware – The First Ratified State of America

When talking about interesting places to explore in the United States, we cannot deny that this include Delaware. Besides its many beautiful landmarks and tourist destinations, this is a very historic place because it is the first ratified state of America.

According to the shared information through, they declared Delaware as the first state of the United States of America in December 7, 1787. The decision came from the participating delegates for the Delaware Convention, which ratified the constitution of the country. On this ratification, the declaration happens in making Delaware a part of the Union.

The unanimous ratification happened on Dover and about 37 of the 55 delegates signed this historic agreement.

There are different facts and demographics about this state that can definitely capture the interest of many people who want to learn more about it. Based on the recorded data, the state abbreviation they use is DE, the capital is Dover, it has 3 counties, the area code they use is 302, its nearest states include New Jersey, Maryland and Pennsylvania and currently, it has about 960, 054 population (ranked 45th in America).

However, it has no national park and they recognized the people who live here as Delawareans. Its biggest metropolitan is the city of Wilmington.

When we discuss about the different symbols they use in Delaware, these include Blue Hen Chicken (state bird), Peach Pie (state desert), Milk (state drink), Strawberry (state fruit), Lady Bug (state bug), Stonefly (state macroinvertebrate), Tiger Swallowtail (state butterfly), Grey Fox (state wildlife animal), Weakfish (state fish) and Horseshoe Crab (state marine animal).

They also recognize the Sweet Golden Rod (state herb), Delaware Diamond (state star), American Holly (state tree), Peach Blossom (state flower), Liberty and Independence (state motto) and First State or Diamond State as the nickname of Delaware.

Another very intriguing factor of this particular historical state in the US is that it permitted same-sex marriage since July 1, 2013.

Based on the history of this first ratified state of America, they named the place after Thomas West whom they recognized as the first colonial governor of Virginia and a popular English nobleman during his time.

The actual land area of Delaware is about 5,130 kilometers and it makes it the 49th largest state in the country.

If we talk about some of the most visited and popular destinations here for worldwide tourists, these include the Delaware Seashore State Park, Rehoboth Beach, Brandywine Zoo, Christiana Mall, Fort Delaware State Park, Winterthur Museum, Dewey Beach, Cape Henlopen State Park, Lewes Beach, Dover  International Speedway, Bellevue State Park, Nemours Mansion and Gardens, Cape May-Lewes Ferry and Delaware Museum of Natural History, among others to enjoy.

From the published information through, it revealed that the proclamation of celebration Delaware Day started in year 1933. Since then, the people here are celebrating this special day every 7th of December and it honors the recognition of this state as the first-ever state in the new nation under the Federal Constitution.

The information likewise proved that the man responsible in celebrating Delaware Day since 1933 is Mr. E. Paul Burkolder, who is a famous legislator and educator during his prime. He successfully convinced over 6,000 petitioners to sign alongside the Rotary Club and easily convincing the Governor and Congress to approve the request.

The approval came in November 29, 1933 and the first celebration started in December 7, which Governor C. Douglass Buck proclaimed that time.

History also revealed that this historic state in the US held the first beauty contest in the country in year 1880 at the Rehoboth Beach. This is as well the first state to fly a flag with Stars and Stripes that signifies the Revolutionary war back in September 3, 1777.

Without any doubt, Delaware is one of the most interesting and historical states of America.


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