Nicknames are "The First State" "The Diamond State", "Blue Hen State", "Small Wonder". The Mason-Dixon Line forms the state's western and southern borders. Many out-of-state businesses choose to incorporate in Delaware because of its favorable incorporation laws. Home of tax free shopping. Because of the liberal interest-charge laws many credit card companies are based in Delaware. Summers in Delaware are warm and humid with mostly mild winters.

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On December 7, 1787 Delaware was the first state to ratify the United States constitution;

The nation's first scheduled steam railroad began in New Castle in 1831;

The US battleship Delaware was commissioned in 1910;

Delmar (located partly in Delaware and partly in Maryland) sometimes called the little town too big for one state;

The Nanticoke Indians still have small number of the original descendants residing in Delaware and each September they have a Nanticoke Indian Pow Wow;

Delaware is sometimes referred to as the Blue Hen State because the Blue Hen chicken is the official state bird that is known for their fighting ability;

1785 Oliver Evans of Newport invented the automatic flour milling machinery;

Ebright Road in New Castle County is 442 feet about sea level and the highest point in Delaware;
Rehoboth Beach is Delaware's largest coastal resort town;

Fenwick Island Lighthouse was built in 1858 is 89 feet tall;

Fisher's popcorn is a famous coastal caramel corn;

The Mason-Dixon Line is the Maryland and Delaware boundary;

The Du Pont Laboratories first produced nylon at its plant in Seaford;

New Castle County has the largest population but the smallest area of Delaware's three counties;

The 10 feet in diameter frying pan was built in 1950 for use at the Delmarva Chicken Festival;

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