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Delaware County

Delaware County was created on September 26, 1789, from part of Chester County. The county was named after the Delaware River, which had been named after a governor of Virginia, Lord de la Warr. Media, named because of its central location within the county, has been the county seat since 1850 and was incorporated as a borough on March 11, 1850. The original county seat was Chester when it was part of Chester County prior to 1788. Chester was the capital of Pennsylvania 1681-1682.

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Township Map of Delaware County, Pa.

Map of Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States with township and municipal boundaries is taken from US Census website and modified by Ruhrfisch in April 2006.

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