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Delaware County, Pennsylvania

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  • George Maris (1744 - 1782)
    Had 7 children. Buried in Cane Creek Monthly Meeting Cemetery in North Carolina. More info at . Date Revised: 27 Jan 2018 by Jane Smith George Maris - Find A Grave
  • Hon. Chapman Freeman (1832 - 1904)
    Birth: Oct. 8, 1832 Philadelphia County Pennsylvania, USA Death: Mar. 21, 1904 Clifton Heights Delaware County Pennsylvania, USA Chapman Freeman was a Republican member of the U.S. House of Represe...
  • Source: https://www.findagrave.com/memorial/64438969/thomas-willcox
    Thomas Willcox (1689 - 1779)
    Thomas Willcox (1689 - 1779) was a colonial-era paper mill owner in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. The Ivy Mills supplied paper used for currency for the Continental an...
  • John Barber, Esq, I (1719 - 1777)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for NEW JERSEY. DAR Ancestor # A204037 SOURCE: LDS Microfilm #0565475, Entry No. 277S, Will of John Barber, Book 1, Page 525, & Book 18 Page 674, Will 1778, Inv. ...
  • Henry Allam (1789 - 1863)

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Overview

Delaware County lies in the river and bay drainage area named "Delaware" in honor of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, Governor of the nearby English colony of Virginia. The land was explored by Henry Hudson in 1609, and over the next several decades it was variously claimed and settled by the Swedes, the Dutch, and the English. Its original human inhabitants were the Lenni-Lenape tribe of American Indians.

Once the Dutch were defeated and the extent of New York was determined, King Charles II of England made his grant to William Penn in order to found the colony which came to be named Pennsylvania. Penn divided his colony into three counties: Bucks, Philadelphia, and Chester. The riverfront land south of Philadelphia, being the most accessible, was quickly granted and settled. In 1789, the southeastern portion of Chester County was divided from the rest and named Delaware County for the Delaware River.

Adjacent Counties

Cities & Townships

  • Aston
  • Bethel
  • Chadds Ford
  • Chester
  • Concord
  • Darby
  • Edgmont
  • Haverford
  • Lower Chichester
  • Marple
  • Middletown
  • Nether Providence
  • Newtown
  • Radnor
  • Ridley
  • Springfield
  • Thornbury
  • Tinicum
  • Upper Chichester
  • Upper Darby
  • Upper Providence

Other Boroughs & Communities: Aldan, Ardmore, Boothwyn, Brookhaven, Broomall, Chester Heights, Cheyney University (part), Clifton Heights, Collingdale, Colwyn, Drexel Hill, East Lansdowne, Eddystone, Folcroft, Folsom, Garrett Hill, Glen Mills, Glenolden, Haverford College, Havertown, Lansdowne, Lima, Linwood, Marcus Hook, Media (County Seat), Millbourne, Morton, Norwood, Parkside, Prospect Park, Riddlewood, Ridley Park, Rose Valley, Rosemont, Rutledge, Secane, Sharon Hill, Swarthmore, Thornton, Trainer, Upland, Village Green-Green Ridge, Villanova, Wallingford, Wawa, Wayne, Woodlyn and Yeadon

Links

Wikipedia

John Heinz Nat'l Wildlife Refuge (part)

Nat'l Reg. of Hist. Places