and County of Philadelphia was formed to help instruct builders. As in London, Georgian architecture soon became the popular design in Philadelphia. In 1730 statesman and businessman James Logan (James Logan (statesman)) was one of the first in Philadelphia to build a country home outside the city. The mansion, which he called Stenton (Stenton (mansion)), was the first Queen Anne-style (Queen Anne Style architecture) building in the Delaware Valley. ''Philadelphia: A 300
New_Sweden Family Search.com: Map of Delaware Valley in 17th century showing forts & settlements with date of founding The name Delaware comes from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, who had arrived at Jamestown, Virginia in 1610, just as original settlers were about to abandon it, and thus maintaining the English foothold on the North American continent. Transportation Many residents commute to jobs in Philadelphia, Camden, New Jersey Camden
Wallenpaupack , on the west by the Wyoming Valley, and to the south by the Lehigh Valley. '''WMMR''' (93.3 FM (FM broadcasting)) — branded '''93.3 WMMR''' — is a commercial active rock radio station (Radio broadcasting) licensed to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, serving the Delaware Valley. Local show ''Preston and Steve'' airs mornings, and radio personality Pierre Robert is heard middays. WMMR is also the Philadelphia affiliate for ''The House of Hair with Dee Snider (The House of Hair)''. http: houseofhaironline.com house-of-hair-stations-list-by-city During the early colonialization of New Netherland, the Susquehannock traded furs with the Dutch. As early as 1623, they were struggling to get past the Lenape (later known as the Delaware) along the Delaware River to trade with the Dutch at New Amsterdam. In 1634, The Susquehannock defeated the Delaware, who may have become tributaries. In 1638, Swedish settlers established New Sweden in the Delaware Valley, at a location enabling them to intercept the Susquehannock fur trade with the Dutch. *St. Mary's County, Maryland *St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana — From Tamanend, a Lenni-Lenape (Lenape) chief in the Delaware Valley during the 17th century who made peace with William Penn. In the decades following the American Revolution, Tamanend became a folk saint among many in the newly independent United States. *Stafford County, Kansas The Chesapeake & Delaware Canal Bridge (Delaware Route 1) passes just west of town. It is the only cable-stayed bridge in the Delaware Valley and one of the first in the nation. It opened in 1995 as a replacement to the still standing St. Georges Bridge (St. Georges Bridge (Delaware)), which carries U.S. Highway 13 over the town of Saint Georges and the Canal. The St. Georges Bridge is in turn a replacement for a former lift bridge that sat in the middle of town. That bridge—built in 1923—was knocked down on January 10, 1939, by the 6,000-ton freighter (Cargo ship) ''Waukegan''. The freighter lost control, hit the north tower of the bridge and caused it to collapse. Two people died: the bridge tender and the bridge electrician.
service between the cities and towns where people lived, and the seashore where they played.
: www.amtrak.com trains stop at '''30th Street Station''' in Philadelphia, with regular fast commuter service to major points along the east coast such as New York City, Washington, D.C., Boston, and Baltimore. Get around The Delaware Valley is extensively served by both the national rail company Amtrak and the Southeast Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA). The main rail station in Philadelphia is 30th Street Station. SEPTA commuter rail extends to Marcus Hook
by Philadelphia construction mogul Thomas McCloskey in 1973 at the urging of Kansas City Chiefs and Dallas Tornado owner Lamar Hunt. Playing a largely American line-up, they won the NASL title in their first year of existence by defeating Hunt’s Dallas club 2-0. After this championship match, Philadelphia goalkeeper and Delaware Valley native Bob Rigby became the first soccer player to be featured on the cover of Sports Illustrated. Another example where three states
in the Delaware Valley that has a Model UN team and competes at DELMUN, the other being from the Upper Perkiomen School District. *Key Club - Promotes community service as a branch of the Kiwanis Club. Activities include the annual March for Babies. city Trenton, New Jersey area Philadelphia (Delaware Valley), Central Jersey branding 94.5 PST '''Delaware County Community College''' is a two-year community college in the Philadelphia area (Delaware Valley). While it is based in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, it has two campuses, one of which is located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. Additionally, there are three learning centers, and several professional development locations throughout Delaware and Chester counties. The main campus is located in Marple Township (Marple Township, Pennsylvania) and a branch campus is located in Downingtown (Downingtown, Pennsylvania). Other locations include the Southeast Center in Sharon Hill (Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania), the Exton Center in Exton (West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania) and the Pennocks Bridge Campus in West Grove (West Grove, Pennsylvania). A new center in Upper Darby (Upper Darby, Pennsylvania) is opening in the summer of 2012. '''Cooper University Hospital''' is a provider of health services, medical education, and clinical research in southern New Jersey and the Delaware Valley, in the United States. The hospital is a clinical campus of the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey – Robert Wood Johnson Medical School at Camden, New Jersey and offers training programs for medical students, residents, fellows, nurses, and allied health professionals in a variety of specialties. Every year, the WCU Poetry Conference gives out three Iris N. Spencer Poetry Awards, the most notable one being the nationally-competitive Donald Justice Poetry Prize. The other two are given to recognize local regional undergraduate work in the Delaware Valley of Pennsylvania. right Pennsylvania in blue with Area Codes 610 484 in red (Image:Area code 484.png) '''Area codes 610 and 484''' are telephone area codes which serve the eastern and southeastern regions of Pennsylvania. The area includes the cities of Allentown (Allentown, Pennsylvania), Bethlehem (Bethlehem, Pennsylvania), and Reading (Reading, Pennsylvania), along with much of the Delaware Valley (including parts of West Philadelphia), including most of the Philadelphia Main Line. Created in anticipation of number exhaustion (Exhaust date) in the area code 215 (Area codes 215 and 267) serving the whole of southeast Pennsylvania, area code 610 was split off on the morning of January 8, 1994, with a year-long permissive dialing period ending on the morning of January 7, 1995. Bellcore Letter Number IL-93 01-001 Further growth in the region over the subsequent five years spurred the introduction of overlay plans in the Commonwealth, with area code 484 being overlaid upon 610 on June 5, 1999, along with the introduction of mandatory ten-digit dialing. "Area Codes in Southeast Pennsylvania", Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission In the Delaware Valley, snapper soup is fairly popular and available at many area diners. It is a heavy, brown soup that tastes a little like thick gravy. The famous Philadelphia restaurant Old Original Bookbinder's is known for their Snapper Soup, which can also be purchased in cans at supermarkets.
journal Engineering News-Record volume 122 issue 3 page 35 (73) pages publisher McGraw-Hill Publishing Company, Inc. location New York issn pmid pmc doi bibcode oclc id url http: books.google.com ?id 48ojAAAAMAAJ language format Google books accessdate 2008-12-28 laysummary laysource laydate quote One other bridge spanned the C & D Canal before the lift bridge. It was a small pedestrian swing bridge that crossed over the former Saint Georges
of the Delaware River's valley that is not in metropolitan Philadelphia. WPVI-TV uses the slogan, "The Delaware Valley's leading news program" for their Action News broadcast, since that program has led the ratings for news programs in the Philadelphia market for over 30 years. See also *Central Delaware Valley AVA *Northeast megalopolis Notes Further reading * Mark L. Thompson, ''The Contest for the Delaware Valley
, Pennsylvania York metropolitan areas. 717 was one of the original area codes established in 1947, and originally covered the eastern half of the state except for the Delaware (Delaware Valley) and Lehigh (Lehigh Valley) valleys. The 717 area code was split on December 5, 1998, when the northeastern portion became area code 570. *Warrior News Team&nbsp;— produces news programs, including morning announcements. *Model United Nations - Methaction is one of two public schools
Culturally, the '''Delaware Valley''' is taken by various commercial media and advertising venues to mean the '''Philadelphia metropolitan area''', but geographically, geologically, and historically the term used to refer to the valley through which the Delaware River flows. In geology and geography, a strict sense of the term would incorporate the Delaware River's main drainage basin, so encompass major tributaries such as the Schuylkill River and Lehigh River and their valleys or sub-basins. These extensions also apply culturally with decreasing degree gradually decreased by proximal distance because the ease of land travel enables a great deal of daily interaction; for example, the large number of commuters which travel daily 45–90 minutes creates cultural blends and parallel values.
However, this article discusses the economic region centered on the cities on the tidal part of the Delaware Valley, including the metropolitan areas centered on Philadelphia; Reading, Pennsylvania; Camden, New Jersey and Wilmington (Wilmington, Delaware), Delaware. It is roughly the Philadelphia–Reading–Camden–Wilmington, Pennsylvania–New Jersey–Delaware–Maryland (PA-NJ-DE-MD) Metropolitan Statistical Area (United States metropolitan area).
The Delaware Valley as discussed here is composed of several counties in Eastern Pennsylvania and Western New Jersey, one county in northern Delaware and one county in northeastern Maryland. The area has a population of over 6.1 million (as of the 2010 Census Bureau count). Philadelphia, being the region's major commercial, cultural, and industrial center, maintains a rather large sphere of influence that affects the counties that immediately surround it. The majority of the region's populace resides in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware.
As of March 2011, the Philadelphia–Reading–Camden–Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD Metro area populations (as of March 7, 2011), Business First, March 22, 2011. Annual Metropolitan and Micropolitan Statistical Area Estimates and is located towards the southern end of the Northeast megalopolis extending from Boston (Boston metropolitan area) to Washington, D.C. (Baltimore-Washington metropolitan area)
Based on commuter flows, the OMB also defines a wider labor market region that adds Berks County, Pennsylvania to the Philadelphia–Camden–Wilmington CSA bringing the total metropolitan population to 6.53 million.
Philadelphia's media ranks fourth, behind New York City (New York metropolitan area), Los Angeles (Greater Los Angeles area), and Chicago (Chicago metropolitan area), in Nielsen (Nielsen ratings) Media Market size rankings.
Such educational institutions as Delaware Valley Regional High School in Alexandria Township (Alexandria Township, New Jersey) and Delaware Valley College in Doylestown Township (Doylestown Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania) are such examples of regional naming. Likewise, Frenchtown's (Frenchtown, New Jersey) now defunct newspaper The Delaware Valley News (The Hunterdon County Democrat) is another example of the usage.