Delaware River

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The Delaware River is a major river on the Atlantic coast of the United States.wikipedia
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New Jersey

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It drains an area of 14119 sqmi in five U.S. states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
It is a peninsula, bordered on the north and east by the state of New York; on the east, southeast, and south by the Atlantic Ocean; on the west by the Delaware River and Pennsylvania; and on the southwest by the Delaware Bay and Delaware.

Delaware

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It drains an area of 14119 sqmi in five U.S. states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
The state was named after the Delaware River, which in turn derived its name from Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (1577–1618) who was the ruling governor of the Colony of Virginia at the time Europeans first explored the river.

Pennsylvania

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It drains an area of 14119 sqmi in five U.S. states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
Pennsylvania has 140 mi of waterfront along Lake Erie and the Delaware River.

Delaware Bay

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Rising in two branches in New York state's Catskill Mountains, the river flows 419 mi into Delaware Bay where its waters enter the Atlantic Ocean near Cape May in New Jersey and Cape Henlopen in Delaware.
Delaware Bay is the estuary outlet of the Delaware River on the northeast seaboard of the United States.

West Branch Delaware River

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The West Branch begins near Mount Jefferson in the Town of Jefferson in Schoharie County.
The West Branch Delaware River is one of two branches that form the Delaware River.

Maryland

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It drains an area of 14119 sqmi in five U.S. states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
Most of the state's waterways are part of the Chesapeake Bay watershed, with the exceptions of a tiny portion of extreme western Garrett County (drained by the Youghiogheny River as part of the watershed of the Mississippi River), the eastern half of Worcester County (which drains into Maryland's Atlantic coastal bays), and a small portion of the state's northeast corner (which drains into the Delaware River watershed).

East Branch Delaware River

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The river's East Branch begins at Grand Gorge near Roxbury in Delaware County.
The East Branch Delaware River is one of two branches that form the Delaware River.

Delaware County, New York

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The river's East Branch begins at Grand Gorge near Roxbury in Delaware County.
The county is named after the Delaware River, which was named in honor of Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, appointed governor of Virginia in 1609.

Camden, New Jersey

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The river's navigable, tidal section served as a conduit for shipping and transportation that aided the development of the industrial cities of Trenton, Camden, and Philadelphia.
Camden is located directly across the Delaware River from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Lenape

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Before the arrival of European settlers, the river was the homeland of the Lenape Native Americans. The name also came to be used as a collective name for the Lenape, a Native American people (and their language) who inhabited an area of the basins of the Susquehanna River, Delaware River, and lower Hudson River in the northeastern United States at the time of European settlement.
Their historical territory included present-day New Jersey and eastern Pennsylvania along the Delaware River watershed, New York City, western Long Island, and the Lower Hudson Valley.

Morrisville, Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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The river meets tide-water at the junction of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey, at the Falls of the Delaware.
It is located just below the falls of the Delaware River opposite Trenton, New Jersey.

Trenton, New Jersey

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The river meets tide-water at the junction of Morrisville, Pennsylvania, and Trenton, New Jersey, at the Falls of the Delaware.
Trenton borders Ewing Township, Hamilton Township and Lawrence Township in Mercer County; and Falls Township, Lower Makefield Township and Morrisville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania across the Delaware River.

Schoharie County, New York

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The West Branch begins near Mount Jefferson in the Town of Jefferson in Schoharie County.
The eastern boundary of Tryon County was approximately five miles west of the present city of Schenectady, and the county included the western part of the Adirondack Mountains and the area west of the West Branch of the Delaware River.

Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr

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After the English expelled the Dutch and took control of the New Netherland colony in 1664, the river was renamed Delaware after Sir Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr, an English nobleman and the Virginia colony's first royal governor who defended the colony during the First Anglo-Powhatan War.
Thomas West, 3rd Baron De La Warr (9 July 1577 – 7 June 1618) was an English politician, for whom the bay, the river, and, consequently, a Native American people and U.S. state, all later called "Delaware", were named.

Hudson River

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Both colonial powers called the river the South River, compared to the Hudson River, which was known as the North River. The name also came to be used as a collective name for the Lenape, a Native American people (and their language) who inhabited an area of the basins of the Susquehanna River, Delaware River, and lower Hudson River in the northeastern United States at the time of European settlement.
The Dutch called the river the North River – with the Delaware River called the South River – and it formed the spine of the Dutch colony of New Netherland.

Cape Henlopen

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Rising in two branches in New York state's Catskill Mountains, the river flows 419 mi into Delaware Bay where its waters enter the Atlantic Ocean near Cape May in New Jersey and Cape Henlopen in Delaware.
In 1620, Thijmen Jacobsz Hinlopen became the business partner of Cornelis Jacobsen Mey in the now washed out Cape Cornelius and the incorrectly spelled Cape May with the ships Blijde Boodschap (English: "Good News") and Bever both of which focused on exploration and trade with the Indians on the Delaware River (then Zuidt Rivier).

New York (state)

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It drains an area of 14119 sqmi in five U.S. states: Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania.
The western section of the state is drained by the Allegheny River and rivers of the Susquehanna and Delaware River systems.

New Netherland

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Hudson, an English navigator, was hired to find a western route to Cathay (present-day China), but his discoveries set the stage for Dutch colonization of North America in the 17th century. It has often been reported that the river and bay received the name "Delaware" after English forces under Richard Nicolls expelled the Dutch and took control of the New Netherland colony in 1664.
The New Netherland Company also ordered a survey of the Delaware Valley, and Cornelis Hendricksz of Monnickendam explored the Zuyd Rivier (South River) in 1616 from its bay to its northernmost navigable reaches.

William Penn

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The state of Delaware was originally part of the William Penn's Pennsylvania colony.
Afterward, Penn journeyed up the Delaware River and founded Philadelphia.

Susquehanna River

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The name also came to be used as a collective name for the Lenape, a Native American people (and their language) who inhabited an area of the basins of the Susquehanna River, Delaware River, and lower Hudson River in the northeastern United States at the time of European settlement.
This is the same period when the Hudson, Delaware and Potomac rivers were established.

Jefferson, New York

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The West Branch begins near Mount Jefferson in the Town of Jefferson in Schoharie County.
The West Branch of the Delaware River originates in Jefferson.

Hancock, New York

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These two branches flow west and merge near Hancock in Delaware County, and the combined waters flow as the Delaware River south.
The southwest town line, delineated by the Delaware River, is the border of Pennsylvania.

Dutch colonization of the Americas

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It has often been reported that the river and bay received the name "Delaware" after English forces under Richard Nicolls expelled the Dutch and took control of the New Netherland colony in 1664.
That year, another Fort Nassau was built on the Delaware River near Gloucester City, New Jersey.

Pocono Mountains

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From Hancock, New York, the river flows between the northern Pocono Mountains in Pennsylvania, and the lowered shale beds north of the Catskills.
Forming a 2400 sqmi escarpment overlooking the Delaware River and Delaware Water Gap to the east, the mountains are bordered on the north by Lake Wallenpaupack, on the west by the Wyoming Valley and the Coal Region, and to the south by the Lehigh Valley.

Roxbury, New York

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The river's East Branch begins at Grand Gorge near Roxbury in Delaware County.
The East Branch of the Delaware River has its source in a pond behind a tire shop just south of Grand Gorge.