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Misc. News: D. M. Davies presented plank - Contributed by Robin Line
Misc News: James Malin Missing (1842)
Death Notice: Henry Kenny - Contributed by Robin Line
Delaware County was created on September 26, 1789 from part of Chester County and named for the Delaware River. Its county seat, since 1851, is Media. Chester City, prior to 1851, was the county seat of both Delaware County, and before that, of Chester County.
Delaware County(known colloquially as "Delco") is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of 2000, the population was 550,864, making it Pennsylvania's fifth most populous county, behind Philadelphia, Allegheny, Montgomery, and Bucks counties.
Socioeconomically, Delaware County runs the gamut from economically depressed and working class communities such as the City of Chester and the Borough of Darby to the posh suburban neighborhoods of Radnor Township and Villanova located along the wealthy Main Line to the north.
2,600 acres of Delaware County are occupied by the Ridley Creek State Park.
The counties adjacent to Delaware County are:
The county itself is serviced by several newspapers, most notably the News of Delaware County, the Delaware County Daily Times, and The Suburban and Wayne Times. The Philadelphia Inquirer also has a significant presence, reflecting Delaware County's status as a suburb of Philadelphia.