Sunday, May 1, 2016

Life on Del-Mar-Va | "About the Delmarva Peninsula"

Delmarva refers to an area located along the east coast which includes the eastern shore counties of Maryland and Virginia, along with the state of Delaware. The peninsula is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay, the Delaware River, Delaware Bay and the Atlantic Ocean. 

The hyphenated title comes from the three states included in the name:
  • Del = Delaware
  • Mar = Maryland
  • Va = Virginia
As you can see here, we are almost completely surrounded by water.

Definition via Wikipedia: "The Delmarva Peninsula or simply Delmarva is a large peninsula on the East Coast of the United States, occupied by most of Delaware and portions of Maryland and Virginia. Although called a peninsula, it is technically an island after the digging of the Chesapeake and Delaware Canal. The peninsula is 170 miles (274 km) long. In width, it ranges from 70 miles (113 km) near its center, to 12 miles (19 km) at the isthmus on its northern edge, to less near its southern tip. It is bordered by the Chesapeake Bay on the west, the Delaware River, Delaware Bay, and the Atlantic Ocean on the east, and the Elk River and its isthmus on the north."

Photo Albums on Flickr:

These two albums are from the Delaware Public Archives:
"Memories of the beaches and towns of the Delmarva Peninsula" is images from the past including vintage postcards, advertising, etc.


A 2003 Article from the Washington Post

This is interesting look at Delmarva from 1982

Where the heck is Delmarva? (and 11 great things to do there)

"Delmarva Fox Squirrel No Longer Endangered"

Life, History & Heritage of the Delmarva Peninsula

23 Things You Need To Know About The Delmarva Peninsula Before You Move There


Pinterest Boards for Delmarva:

"Life on Delmarva" • #delmarvausa