Come to Delaware

By Arianna Anthony

Our History

The Dutch claim to the area was established in 1609 by Henry Hudson when he sailed into Delaware Bay in his search for a Northwest Passage. The following year, Sir Samuel Argall entered the same waters and set up the English claim. Argall named one of the headlands for the Virginia Governor De La Warr, a name later contracted and applied to a river, a bay, a Native American tribe and the colony as a whole. Delaware is optimal for its fertile soil and great climate for farming.

More About Us

Delaware lies to the right of Maryland and to the left of New Jersey. It has access to the ocean where we have many ports to import and export goods. We have no specific religion so we accept Quakers, Catholics, Jews, and Lutherans! We are Proprietary Colony, which acts as our government. Our main trade includes corn and wheat and livestock including beef and pork. Our other industries included the production of iron ore, lumber, textiles, furs and shipbuilding.