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    by davecallahan Updated Nov 26, 2007

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    Delaware is divided into only three counties: New Castle, Kent and Sussex. This make Delaware the state with the fewest counties even though it is not the smallest state.
    The county divisions are based on the structure of the court system in Delaware.

    New Castle is the northern third of the state and is the more populace of the counties. It has twice as many people as the other two counties added together.
    The county seat is in Wilmington.
    Newcastle County: http://www.co.new-castle.de.us/

    Kent is home to the state capital and tucked away in the center third of the state.
    The county seat is in Dover.
    Kent County: http://www.co.kent.de.us/

    Sussex is the southern third of the state, bordering on Virginia and Maryland.
    The county seat is in Georgetown.
    Sussex County: http://www.sussexcountyde.gov/

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    state symbol

    by davecallahan Updated Apr 5, 2007

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    the state bird is the blue hen.

    the state beverage is milk.

    the state motto is: "Liberty and Independence"

    the state flower is the peach blossom.

    the state flag: green and orange are the colors of George Washington's uniform; a farmer and a soldier support the state seal

    the state seal: wheat is for Sussex, corn is for Kent, blue stripe for Delaware River, the ox is for husbandry, ship is for New Castle and for commerce, the dates represent when the first general assembly, the declaration of statehood and the ratification of the constitution

    blue hen (er... rooster) = state bird milk = state beverage peach blossom = state flower state flag state seal

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    by davecallahan Updated Mar 22, 2007

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    I love the local custom of low taxes. Coming from New York to Delaware is like it used to be going from New York to Canada..... your money goes a long long ways. Residents not only pay lower taxes on purchases, they get a break on their income taxes too.

    If the traffic and congestion on the highways weren't such a negative factor, I would consider moving to Delaware after retirement.

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    Dumb Delaware LawsIt is...

    by photobf Updated Aug 25, 2002

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    Dumb Delaware Laws
    It is illegal to fly over any body of water, unless one is carrying sufficient supplies of food and drink.
    It is illegal to wear pants that are 'firm fitting' around the waist.
    Getting married on a dare is grounds for an annulment.

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    Here's Bob and I at my...

    by richiecdisc Updated Sep 11, 2002

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    Here's Bob and I at my Grandmom's farm with our cousins, predating the Men in Black Will Smith by some thirty years.

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