5 Interesting Facts about delaware

1. the second smallest state

Delaware is the second smallest state, with a land area of 1,948 sq. miles. (Rhode Island is the smallest.)

2. the official state bird

Delaware’s state bird is the Blue Hen.

3. the official state bug

The Lady Bug is Delaware’s official state bug.

4. The savior of slaves

Thomas Garret, a Delaware resident, lost his entire fortune in his battle against slavery. He was sued by a Maryland slave owner and fined for aiding a black family in flight. Over his lifetime, Garrett reportedly helped more than 2,000 fugitive slaves move through Delaware, an important stop on the Underground Railroad.

5. Monster Mile

Delaware is home to Dover International Speedway, also known as the “Monster Mile,” which hosts two NASCAR races each year.