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The population of Delaware is approximately 25,700 (2000), 34753 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 7,660 (1990), 13253 (2010).

The amount of land area in Delaware is 27.038 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Delaware is 11.0 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0.214 sq kilometers.
The distance from Delaware to Washington DC is 346 miles. The distance to the Ohio state capital is 21 miles. (as the crow flies)
Delaware is positioned 40.29 degrees north of the equator and 83.08 degrees west of the prime meridian.

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Delaware location: less than 30 minutes from Columbus, the state capital of Ohio.

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Delaware history:

It was in 1801 that pioneers first came to the central Ohio area where the Delaware Indians still lived. Many tribes lived in this area, including the Hopewell Mound Builders.
In 1808, the city of Delaware was founded by Moses Byxbe and other settlers from Massachusetts. They began building near the trading post of Joseph Barber which had already been built in 1805. It wasn't until the War of 1812 that the Delaware area began to grow more rapidly. Delaware became the headquarters for General William Henry Harrison. After the Treaty of Greenville in 1814, many new settlers came to this area. Among the prominent settlers were the parents of future president, Rutherford B. Hayes. He was born right here in Delaware in 1822. He met his wife, Lucy Webb, at Ohio Wesleyan University.
The Ohio Wesleyan University was founded in 1842 by Methodists desiring to begin a liberal arts college. The Mansion House resort, which was the first building used, is still in active use by the college, though it is now known as Elliott Hall.
By 1851, the railroad had come to Delaware on its way to Columbus and Cleveland. The railroads helped the area to grow even more. By the early part of the 20th century, Delaware had its own electric street railway system. By 1930, electric service was provided for the residents of Delaware.
Delaware, though it has grown and prospered, has retained its long and proud heritage. It has maintained and preserved its historical character, giving residents a sense of the past and new growth and change for the future. (paraphrased from "A Proud Heritage" by the Delaware Chamber of Commerce)

Here is a history page for Delaware and the area.
The incorporation date of Delaware: 1816

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Delaware attractions:

Find out what to see and do in Delaware on this attractions page

Olentangy Indian Caverns and Ohio Frontier Land
1779 Home Road
Delaware, Ohio 43015
Phone: (614) 548-7917
Historic 3-level Caverns tours, museum with indian artifacts and geological displays. Also Frontierland with gem mining. Snack bar and gift shop. Please call for details

The Delaware County Fair

The Little Brown Jug - Harness Racing.

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