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Delaware

(Encyclopedia) Delaware dĕl´əwâr, –wər , river, c.280 mi (450 km) long, rising in the Catskill Mts., SE N.Y., in east and west branches, which meet at Hancock. It flows SE along the New York–Pen...

Delaware (People)

(Encyclopedia) Delaware dĕl´əwâr, –wər [key], English name given several closely related Native American groups of the Algonquian branch of the Algonquian-Wakashan linguistic stock (see Native Am...

Delaware

(Encyclopedia) Delaware dĕl´əwâr, –wər , city (1990 pop. 20,030), seat of Delaware co., central Ohio, on the Olentangy River; inc. as a city 1903. A trade center in a fertile farm area, it also ha...

Delaware

(Encyclopedia) Delaware dĕl´əwâr, –wər , one of the Middle Atlantic states of the United States, the country's second smallest state (after Rhode Island). It is bordered by Maryland (W, S), and th...

Delaware

Delaware State Facts Entered Union: December 7, 1787 (1st State)Present constitution adopted: 1897 Fun Facts State abbreviation/Postal code: Del./DENicknames: Diamond State; First …

Delaware Bay

(Encyclopedia) Delaware Bay: see Delaware , river.

Delaware Aqueduct

(Encyclopedia) Delaware Aqueduct dĕl´əwâr, –wər , SE N.Y., 85 mi (137 km) long, carrying water from the Rondout Reservoir, Sullivan co., SE into the New York City water system at the Hillview Rese...

Delaware Prophet

(Encyclopedia) Delaware Prophet dĕl´əwâr, –wər , fl. 18th cent., Native American leader. His real name is not known. He began preaching (c.1762) among the Delaware of the Muskingum valley in Ohio....

Delaware River Basin Compact

(Encyclopedia) Delaware River Basin Compact dĕl´əwâr, –wər , providing for the utilization and development of the water resources of the Delaware River basin. In 1961 the federal government and th...