Delmarva Peninsula

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County Courthouse

History

Delmarva is comprised of portions of Virginia and Maryland, and all of Delaware.  It served as a major center of European immigration into North America.  In colonial times, the Peninsula became home to residents whose origin included both Africa and Northern Europe.[1]  The peninsula is bounded on the East Coast by the Atlantic Ocean, Delaware River and Delaware Bay and the West Coast by the Chesapeake Bay.


African American

African American Resources  ~  Maryland State Archives

Cemeteries


Census

Church

Court

Delaware Slavery Papers ~ State of Delaware


Ethnic History

The primary Indians of the peninsula prior to the arrival of Europeans were the Assateague, and included the Assateague, Transquakin, Choptico, Moteawaughkin, Quequashkecaquick, Hatsawap, Wachetak, Marauqhquaick, and Manaskson. They were all under the guidance of the Chief of the Assateague.[2]

Land

Digital Image Retrieval for All Land Records in Maryland  ~  Maryland Archives

Military

Newspapers

DelmarvaNow.com

Delmarva Daily Times

Taxation

Maryland Debt Book Index 1773-1775  ~ Maryland Archives


Societies and Libraries

Web Sites

References

  1. http://nabbhistory.salisbury.edu/dho/themes/index.html
  2. http://www.godelmarva.com/fyi/history/75-delmarva-history.html