Official nickname. Delaware was the first of the 13 original states to ratify the U.S. Constitution.
The flag bears the date "December 7, 1787", the day on which Delaware became the first state to ratify the US constitution.
1851; German-American; Metropolitan Museum of Art
First state to join in 1787, and quarter released in 1999
Joined union in 1787, quarter released in 1999
Commissioned April 1910 -- BB-28
This nickname was given to Delaware after the glightin Blue Hen Cocks, that were carried with the Delaware Revolutionary War Soldiers
Sometimes known as George White Eyes
Gallus gallus -- adopted 14 April 1939
46th among all States and Territories
Delaware / Maryland. Opened in 1829 (14 miles long)
Played in the Eastern Colored League in 1924 in Washington and 1925 in Wilmington.
Unofficial nickname. This nickname is said to have been given to Delaware after the fighting Blue Hen Cocks that were carried with the Delaware Revolutionary War soldiers for entertainment during cock fights. The Blue Hen is Delaware's state bird.
Lenape (Lenápe or Lenapi) means 'the people'. Also known as Lenni Lenape - 'true people'. Delaware is the English name for the Delaware River, named after a British nobleman.
Lenni Lenape means 'true people'. Also known as Lenape (Lenápe or Lenapi) - 'the people'. Delaware is the English name for the Delaware River, named after a British nobleman.
Est. 1937; hosts hundreds of thousands of migrating birds
Located along the western shore of Delaware Bay