Entered the Union: December 7, 1787
As the: 1st state
Motto: Liberty and Independence
Nicknames: The Diamond State, the First State
Flower: Peach Blossom
Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
Song: "Our Delaware"
Sports Teams: None
Origin of Name: From the Delaware River and Bay, which were named for Sir Thomas West, Lord De La Warr
Major Industries: Chemical Manufacturing, Fruits and Vegetables, and Food Canning
Historical Sites: Holy Trinity Church, the oldest Protestant church in the U.S. still in use, in Wilmington
Points of Interest: The Delaware Museum of Natural History; New Castle, an almost unchanged 18th-century city center; the Delaware Seashore
Bordering States: Maryland, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey.