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This page about historic Delaware is a supplement to Delaware Social Studies where you will find additional material including history, colleges and universities, capital city profile, lesson plans, state government and more.

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A to Z Kids Stuff | Delaware __ General information about Delaware for kids along with history resources. - From -

A Brief History of the Colony of Delaware, 1638-1703 __ "A brief history of the Colony of Delaware, originally claimed by the Dutch." - From - 

Brief History of New Sweden in America ___Learn about the Swedish presence in colonial America from this page or check out the 75-year timeline by clicking on the relevant link. - Illustrated - From the Swedish Colonial Society -

Colonial Delaware ___A history of Delaware before statehood, with lots of information about how its 'ownership' changed hands several times. - Text only - From Henry William Elson - 

Delaware ___A good overview of the history of delaware, plus statistics, demographic information, and links to "... selected famous natives and residents." - Illustrated - From Pearson Education, publishing as Infoplease -

Delaware Colony __ "Delaware Colony in the North America Middle Colonies was never a separate colony. From 1682 until 1776 it was part of the Penn proprietorship and was known as the lower counties. In 1701 it gained a separate Assembly from the three upper counties but had the same Governor as the rest of Pennsylvania."  You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - from Wikipedia - 

Delaware Facts and History __ "Capsule summary of the state including location, history ..." - From -


Delaware Ghost Towns ___There ARE no ghost towns as yet reported on this website. The webmaster asks viewers to submit any information they might have about such places. There is, however, a dandy map that might prove useful to you for projects. - Map - From -

Delaware Historical Society - Delaware History Museum __ "...features three galleries of changing interactive exhibits on Delaware history, including displays of rare items of everyday life, costumes, children's toys, regional decorative arts, and paintings." - From -  
Delaware's Governors ___"There are multiple lists below for you to view. The first list displays a heading and each governor in order by date of office. If you click on the "heading" for each group it will display all Governors from that time period. However you can also click on a Governor's name below the heading and get a quick link to each individual should you choose to only read about certain Governors." - Illustrated - From Russ Pickett - 

Delaware's Historic Markers Program ___"The Delaware Public Archives operates a historical markers program as part of its mandate. Markers are placed at historically significant locations and sites across the state." From this page, you can search for a particular subject, or access markers by any of the state's three counties. - Text only - From Delaware Public Archives - 

Delaware: History ___Topics include the Dutch West India Company, the Revolution, and anti-slavery. - Text only - From The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. - 

Delaware History Online - DelaWhen? ___A most excellent website, suitable for all grades, which is well worth the time you'll need to review all the information it offers. - Illustrated - From the Historical Society of Delaware - 

Delaware, Timeline of State History __ "Recounts Delaware's history and heritage through a chronological timeline of important events and dates. Find quick facts and government resources for this small state." - From -

Delaware U.S. Senators ___I don't know why this page is titled the way it is -- there's nothing here at all about U.S. Senators. However, you will find an historical timeline for the years from 1400 to 2003. - Text only - From Russ Picket -


Famous Delaware People Delawareans __ You will find a list of famous people who are a part of the history of Delaware. - From - 
Find a Grave - Delaware ___Brief biographies of 153 'famous' citizens, many with information about their claims to fame, causes of death and burial places, and photos. - Illustrated - From Find a Grave - 

Historical Museums of Delaware - A History Guide __ "Delaware history museums. Learn about historic Delaware and discover the Delaware history. Guide will help you locate Delaware history museums, Delaware historic homes and sites, old Delaware photos, old Delaware newspapers online, Delaware place histories, Delaware genealogy research data, DE history timelines and Delaware symbols." - illustrated - From -

History of Delaware __ "The History of Delaware is the story of a small American state, in the middle of the heart of the nation, and yet until recently often isolated and even invisible to outsiders. Still, because of its geographic location and settlement pattern it has been evenly divided on the key issues in American history and has often seemed like the United States in miniature." This and more. An encyclopedic article. - illustrated - From wikipedia - 

Past Governor Caesar Rodney ___"Caesar Rodney rides through history as not only Delaware's Hero but a Hero of America and its war of Independence. He held more public offices than any other Delawarean before or since. He was a soldier, judge, a delegate to the American Continental Congress, speaker of Delaware's Assembly, President (Governor) of Delaware, a justice of the state's Supreme Court, and held many other local offices. No known portrait of Caesar Rodney exists." His biography is here. - Text only - From Russ Pickett -

State of Delaware History ___Not an attractive page, but the facts are here. - Text only - From NorthEastern Genealogy - 

The US50 - A Guide to the State of Delaware ___A general state history overview and brief biographies of historic figures. - Text only - From Erik Schubach and -

U.S. and Delaware History ___Following a few links to general U.S. history, you'll find many links to websites with information about various aspects of Delaware's history. - Text only - From Russ Pickett -


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