State of Delaware in Kent County DE


State of Delaware, Kent County, Delaware

State of Delaware is a cultural feature (civil) in Kent County. The primary coordinates for State of Delaware places it within the DE 19946 ZIP Code delivery area.

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Feature Name: State of Delaware
Category: Delaware physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Cultural
Class: Civil
Description: Highest benchmark elevation in Delaware of 448 feet is located on Ebright Road at the Delaware-Pennsylvania State/Commonwealth boundary. The highest elevation in Delaware of 450 feet is located in a mobile home park just west of the aforementioned benchmark. The geographic center, or that point on which a surface of uniform thickness would balance, for the state is located in Kent County, 17.7 km (11 mi) south of Dover.
History: Statehood: 7 December 1787. In 1610, Samuel Argoll discovered a cape near the entrance of a large bay and named it after Thomas West, Lord de la Warr, first colonial governor of Virginia. The name soon was written "Delaware" and was transferred to a bay, river, and later the colony of settlements west of the bay. (US-T131/1976/DOI - U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) News Release: Origin of Names of U S States)
County: Kent County
Latitude: 38.9949748
Longitude: -75.4524926

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Nearby Cities, Towns & CDPs

Frederica, DE (1.4 miles NW)
Riverview, DE (3.9 miles NW)
Bowers town, DE (5.3 miles NNE)
Magnolia, DE (5.5 miles NNW)
Milford, DE (5.8 miles SSE)
Milford, DE (5.8 miles SSE)
Houston, DE (6.1 miles SSW)
Felton, DE (6.8 miles W)
Woodside East, DE (6.8 miles NW)
Viola, DE (7.2 miles WNW)

Other Small Populated Places

Spring Hill, DE (2.4 miles SSE)
Milford Meadows, DE (2.7 miles ESE)
Hummingbird Hills, DE (2.7 miles SE)
Chestnut Knoll, DE (2.7 miles S)
Colony West, DE (3.4 miles SSE)
Otters Run, DE (3.4 miles NW)
Lynch Heights, DE (3.4 miles SSE)
Thompsonville, DE (3.4 miles E)
Little Heaven, DE (3.4 miles N)
Dogwood Meadows, DE (3.6 miles S)

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