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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.

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Laurel location: in southwest Delaware, south of Seaford

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Laurel history:

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.

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Laurel 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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