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Delaware History
from the Descriptive and Statistical Gazetteer of the US

The lower part of this state is very level. The northern part is moderately hilly and rough, and
some of the heights are commanding. An elevated table land, toward its western border, passes through the state, dividing the waters which fall into the Chesapeake, from those which fall into Delaware bay; it contains a chain of swamps, from which the principal streams take their rise; some flowing w. to the Chesapeake, and others K. to the Delaware. The soil in the n. is a strong clay; in the middle it is mixed with sand; and in the s. part, the sand predominates. In the neighborhood of Delaware River, the soil is rich and productive, but becomes less so toward the swamps in the w. The principal productions are wheat, of a superior quality, Indian corn, rye, barley, oats, flax, buckwheat, and potatoes. The southern part affords some fine grazing land; and from a cypress swamp on Indian river, 12 miles long from n. to s., and 6 miles broad from e. to w., large quantities of timber are exported. Wheat is the principal article of export, and the Brandywine mills, in the neighborhood of Wilmington, are among the finest in the United States. Read more...

Delaware Counties

Delaware Online Resources

Gazetteer of Delaware

Delaware Neighbors

AHGP Pennsylvania ~ USGenWeb Pennsylvania ~ ALHN Pennsylvania
AHGP New Jersey ~ USGenWeb New Jersey ~ ALHN New Jersey
AGHP Maryland ~ USGenWeb Maryland ~ ALHN Maryland

 

 
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