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Laurel
Sussex County, Delaware

ZipCodes
19956




Page Contents for Laurel, Delaware

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Schools.

Miscellany



Statistics & Facts

The Delaware state capital is Dover.
The population of Laurel is approximately 3,581 2000, 3708 2010.
The approximate number of families is 1,322 1990, 1277 2010.
The amount of land area in Laurel is 3.707 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.175 sq kilometers.
The distance from Laurel to Washington DC is 85 miles.
The distance to the Delaware state capital is 41 miles. (as the crow flies)
Laurel is positioned 38.55 degrees north of the equator and 75.57 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

in southwest Delaware, south of Seaford
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History & History Related Items

Laurel was founded in 1683. It was plotted in 1802 when the land from an Indian reservation on Broad Creek was sold. It was named for the laurel which grew along the banks of the creek. The town has 800 buildings on the National Historic Record, more than any other town in the state. It was incorporated in 1883.

Here is a history page for Laurel.
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Attractions

Trap Pond State Park and Trussum Pond are both east of Laurel, and are home to the northernmost natural stand of bald cypress trees in North America. The two largest trees in Delaware, a pair of bald cypresses, are located here. Forestry officials estimate the age of the larger tree at 750 years.

Trap Pond State park
R.D.2, Box 331
Laurel, DE 19956
Phone: 302 875-5153 or 302 875-2392 campground, open 8 am to sunset, year-round. Enjoy wildlife, wildflowers, and unique baldcypress trees in the wetlands of Delaware's cypress swamp.
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Laurel City Government

Laurel, Delaware
P.O. Box 210
Laurel, DE 19956
Phone: 302 875-2277


Laurel has a Mayor/City Council form of government. There are seven council members. Four of them represent a specific ward. The other three members are elected at-large.

Laurel Chamber

Laurel Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 696
Laurel, DE 19956
Phone: 302 875-9319
Email
The Laurel Chamber also promotes the Greater Laurel area which includes Bethel, Laurel, Sandy Fork and Pepperbox.

Laurel Organizations

Laurel Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 696
Laurel, DE 19956
Phone: 302 875-9319
Email
The Laurel Chamber also promotes the Greater Laurel area which includes Bethel, Laurel, Sandy Fork and Pepperbox.

Laurel Schools

the Laurel School District
1160 S. Central Ave.
Laurel, DE 19956
Phone: 302-875-6100 Laurel

Miscellany

The population of Laurel was:
1990 - 3,226
2000 - 3,581

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