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Wicomico County, Maryland


The Little Town Too Big for One State

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History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.



Statistics & Facts

The Maryland state capital is Annapolis.
The population of Delmar is approximately 1,430 (1990), 3003 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 668 (1990), 1162 (2010).
The amount of land area in Delmar is 0.995 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Delmar to Washington DC is 87 miles.
The distance to the Maryland state capital is 63 miles. (as the crow flies)
Delmar is positioned 38.45 degrees north of the equator and 75.57 degrees west of the prime meridian.


directly on the Maryland/Delaware border. Here is a map page for Delmar
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History & History Related Items

Rich in railroad history, Delmar straddles the Delaware and Maryland borders in southwest Delaware, making it a key point of the Mason-Dixon Line. Easy to reach west of Highway 13 or Route 54, the town is minutes north of Salisbury, Maryland and south of Seaford, Delaware. Notable railroad sites include the 19th century highball signal located near the railroad tracks in the center of town. Recognized as the official beginning of the Mason-Dixon line (1763-1767), the Cornerstone and Middlepoint Marker of that famous survey is located just five miles west of town. The Mason-Dixon line is a prominent historical fact in Delaware, since it forms the western and southern boundaries of the state. It wasn't until the Delaware Railroad reached the Maryland Border in 1859 that the town, one of the rare U.S communities divided by state lines, was born and named after its two mother states.
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The founding of Delmar


The incorporation of Delmar



Mason Dixon Monument
Set in 1768, this is the No.1 Marker of the "Mason Dixon Line" Rt. 54 6.5 miles west of Delmar

Johnson Wildlife Management Area
Part of the Maryland State Park System
Mt. Hermon Road & Johnson Road, Salisbury MD
Phone: 410-543-8223
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Delmar City Government

City of Delmar
100 S. Pennsylvania Ave.
Delmar, DE/MD 21875
Phone: (302) 846-2664

Delmar is two incorporated towns: Delmar, Delaware, governed by a Mayor and four Council members and Delmar, Maryland, governed by a Mayor and four Commissioners. The Town shares a central administration, police department, public works department, and sewer/water facilities which are jointly owned and operated.

Delmar Chamber

Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 416
Delmar, DE 19940
Phone: (302) 846-3336

Delmar Organizations

Greater Delmar Chamber of Commerce
P.O. Box 416
Delmar, DE 19940
Phone: (302) 846-3336

Delmar Libraries

Delmar Public Library
101 North Bi-State Blvd
Delmar DE
Phone: 302-846-9894
TDD: 302-846-9894
Fax: 302-846-3408

Delmar Schools

The children of Delmar attend schools in the Delmar School District. The district serves both Delmar, Delaware and Delmar, Maryland.

Delmar School District
200 North Eighth Street
Delmar, DE 19940
Phone: 302-846-9544
Fax: 302-846-2793

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