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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.

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Delmar location: directly on the Maryland/Delaware border. Here is a map page for Delmar

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Delmar history:

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.
The founding of Delmar: 1859
The incorporation date of Delmar: 1899

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Delmar attractions:

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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