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BIOGRAPHIES &
GENEALOGIES

 CITIES/BOROUGHS

COUNTY ORIGINS

FAMOUS DELAWARE COUNTIANS

CEMETERIES

EXECUTIONS IN DELAWARE COUNTY

HISTORY

NEWSPAPERS

TOWNSHIPS

IMMIGRATION

Marriage Notices and Wedding Announcements

MORTALITY SCHEDULES

Obituaries and Death Notices

MILITARY

 Past Updates

Wills and Probate Records

 Recent Updates
September 2017
Crime News: The Trial of Mrs. Clayton Erb for the Murder of Her Husband - Found Not Guilty by Reason of Self Defense - Contributed by Robin Line

May 2017
Misc News: Richard Hart Shoots Himself - 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:

MEDIA

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.

Municipalities

Map of Delaware County, Pennsylvania with Municipal Labels showing Cities and Boroughs (red), Townships (white), and Census-designated places (blue).There are 49 municipalities in Delaware County. Under Pennsylvania law, there are four types of incorporated municipalities: cities, boroughs, townships, and, in at most two cases, towns. The following cities, boroughs and townships are located in Delaware County: (Source: Wikipedia)

 

CITIES/BOROUGHS

Aldan Brookhaven Chester Heights
Clifton Heights Collingdale  
Colwyn Darby Eddystone
Folcroft Glenolden  
Lansdowne East Lansdowne Marcus Hook
Media Millbourne  
Morton Norwood Parkside
Prospect Park Ridley Park  
Rose Valley Rutledge Sharon Hill
Swarthmore Trainer  
Upland Yeadon  Chester

TOWNSHIPS

Aston Township Bethel Township Birmingham Township
Chadds Ford Township Chester Township  
Concord Township Darby Township Edgmont Township
Haverford Township Lower Chichester Township  
Marple Township Middletown Township Nether Providence Township
Newtown Township Radnor Township  
Ridley Township Springfield Township Thornbury Township
Tinicum Township Upper Chichester Township  
Upper Darby Township Upper Providence Township  

 



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