How Did the Delmarva Peninsula Get Its Name and Which Towns Are Named After Delaware?

A few interesting geographic names have come from combining Delaware’s name with those of its neighbors.

The strip of land that extends between the Chesapeake Bay and the Atlantic Ocean contains all of Delaware and parts of Maryland and Virginia.

The popular name for the entire area is the Delmarva Peninsula, formed from DELaware, MARyland, and VirginiA.

The names of two Delaware/Maryland border towns, Delmar and Marydel, also are formed using letters from the two state names.

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