Delaware County

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Roundtable Leaders

Honorable Nathaniel Nichols
(610) 891-4000
Deirdre Gordon, Administrator
1-800-416-4511
 
 

Delaware County was created in 1789 from part of Chester County and named for the Delaware River, which, in turn, was named for Lord de la Warr, governor of Virginia. Media, the county seat, was named for its central location in the county. Chester, its original county seat, was the seat of Chester County before 1788, and the temporary capital of Pennsylvania from 1681-1682. The county adopted a home rule charter in 1975.

Delaware County

Deleware County Facts

Population
550,864
Class
2ndA Home Rule
Founded
1789
County Seat
Media, PA
Website
www.co.delaware.pa.us
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