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Delaware State Nickname:

Delaware's state quarter - click to see all state quarters
Delaware became the 1st state in 1787 (see statehood order) -
Delaware's state quarter features Caesar Rodney on horseback (signer of
the Declaration of Independence and president of Delaware during
most of the American Revolution), and the state nickname: "The First State"
- public domain image on Wikipedia - see All 50 state quarters.

"The First State"

"The First State" was designated as Delaware's official nickname in 2002 following a request by Mrs. Anabelle O'Malley's first grade class at Mt. Pleasant Elementary School. Delaware was the first of the 13 original states to ratify the United States Constitution on December 7, 1787.

Delaware USA - click to see all state nicknames
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Other nicknames for Delaware:

The Diamond State - According to legend, Thomas Jefferson gave this nickname to Delaware - he described Delaware as a "jewel" among states due to its strategic location on the Eastern Seaboard.

Small Wonder - this nickname was given to Delaware due to its size, the contributions it has made to our country, and the beauty of Delaware.

Delaware license plate - click to see all state nicknames
Delaware license plate with official state nickname: "The First State"
photo by Norm Russo (used by permission)
Source:
Delaware Facts and Symbols: Delaware Official Wesbsite
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