“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Delmar in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Town of Delmar

Town of Delmar Marker image. Click for full size.
By F. Robby, November 3, 2007
1. Town of Delmar Marker
Inscription. The town of Delmar was established soon after the Delaware Railroad reached this area in 1859. Although fire devastated Demare in 1892 and 1901, the town continued to build and grow. Incorporated on March 9, 1899, Delmar became known as the "strawberry capital of the nation" in the early twentieth century due to the abundance of strawberries grown and shipped by farmers in the area. Located on the Mason-Dixon Line, Delmar took it's name from the combination of the first three letters of both Delaware and Maryland. Because of Delmar's unique geographic situation, the town adopted the motto of "The Little Town Too Big To Be In One State."
Erected 1995 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number SC-103.)
Location. 38° 27.364′ N, 75° 34.277′ W. Marker is in Delmar, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is at the intersection of State Street (Delaware Route 54) and 6th Street, on the right when traveling west on State Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Delmar DE 19940, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delmar War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Highball Signal (approx. 0.4 miles away); Transpeninsular Line (approx. 0.7 miles away in Maryland); Wicomico County War Memorial (approx. 5 miles away in Maryland); St. Paul's United Methodist Church (approx. 5 miles away); Mount Pleasant Methodist Church (approx. 5.7 miles away); Parsons Cemetery (approx. 5.8 miles away in Maryland); The Four Immortal Chaplains (approx. 5.8 miles away in Maryland). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Delmar.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 30, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,427 times since then and 14 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on November 30, 2007, by F. Robby of Baltimore, Maryland.
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