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Funny and true nicknames of the state Delaware
- Chemical Capital of the World (due to one time being the corporate headquarters for several international chemical companies.)
- Corporate Capital (due to the state's business-friendly incorporation laws)
- Diamond State (Thomas Jefferson is supposed to have referred to Delaware as being like a diamond- small in size but great in value)
- Blue Hen State or Blue Hen Chicken State
- The First State (Delaware was the first state to ratify the Constitution; currently used on license plates)
- Peach State (no longer used; see Georgia)
- Small Wonder
- The First State: Delaware was the first state to ratify the U.S. Constitution in December of 1787. It became the official nickname in May 2002, due to a first-grade class’ petition from Mt. Pleasant Elementary School.
What are the unofficial nicknames of Delaware state?
- Diamond State: Alludes to the sentiment of “small but valuable.” Legend has it that Thomas Jefferson gave Delaware this nickname because of its strategic position along the Eastern Seaboard.
- Blue Hen State: It comes from the blue-hen cocks that were brought to cockfights to entertain the soldiers during the Revolutionary War.
- Small Wonder: Due to its size, Delaware was first known as “Uncle Sam’s Pocket Handkerchief” then “Small Wonder.”
- Peach State: Sometime in the 16th-century, the Spanish brought peaches to Delaware. After 100 years, the state was overrun with peach trees.
- New Sweden: Because of a Swedish settlement in 1638, it was called Nye Sverige, or “New Sweden.”
- Land of Tax-Free Shopping: There is no state tax in Delaware, so many tourists come to shop.