Dover is the inspiring capital of Delaware. It is in the Delaware River coastal plain on the St. Jones River. It is nicknamed Capital of the First State.
Dover was founded in 1683 and named by William Penn after Dover, Kent, England. It was incorporated in 1717. After moving from other cities, Dover became the capital of Delaware in 1781. Later, Dover was divided over the issue of slavery, yet became a “stop” on the Underground Railroad. Quaker communities, also, called Dover home.
The climate of Dover is considered a temperate climate or a humid subtropical climate. Summers are hot and humid often with thunderstorms. Winters are cold with sporadic and light snowfall. Spring and autumn provide a transition and precipitation occurs throughout the year.
The largest employer in Delaware is state and county governments. Another substantial employer is the Dover Air Force Base. Other corporations have presence in Dover. NASCAR, Dover Downs Hotel & Casino, and the Firefly Music Festival add to the economy.
Cultural aspects of Delaware are found at the Delaware Opera House, The Children’s Theatre, Inc. of Dover and Kent County, and more. The Delaware State Library, the Delaware State Museum, and the Delaware State Archives, the Sewell C. Biggs Museum of American Art, and the Amish community add to the culture. Media and sports add to the culture as well.
Many aspects of Delaware’s culture, educational opportunities, and more can add inspiration. Be inspired! Have a bright day!