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Delaware's State Capitol

Updated: Jan 4, 2023

It was such a delight walking its grounds with live gospel music filling the air from the church across the street. What an experience & I absolutely loved it!

I only had time to stop in Dover for one afternoon and so I decided to visit the Capitol/State House and I look forward to coming back to explore this state in more depth.

The Delaware Legislative Hall is the state capitol building of Delaware. Located in the state capital city of Dover on Legislative Avenue, it houses the chambers and offices of the Delaware General Assembly. It was designed in the Colonial Revival architecturestyle by E. William Martin and Norman M. Isham, and built 1931–1933, with wings added in 1965–1970 and 1994.

But I learned about its nicknames and its anthem, which gave me chills - I love the lyrics!

Delaware State Anthem:

Written by George B. Hynson

Composed by M. S. Brown

First Verse

Oh the hills of dear New Castle,

and the smiling vales between,

When the corn is all in tassel,

And the meadowlands are green;

Where the cattle crop the clover,

And its breath is in the air,

While the sun is shining over

Our beloved Delaware.


Oh our Delaware!

Our beloved Delaware!

For the sun is shining over

our beloved Delaware,

Oh our Delaware

Our beloved Delaware!

Heres the loyal son that pledges,

Faith to good old Delaware.

Second Verse

Where the wheat fields break and billow,

In the peaceful land of Kent,

Where the toiler seeks his pillow,

With the blessings of content;

Where the bloom that tints the peaches,

Cheeks of merry maidens share,

And the woodland chorus preaches

A rejoiceing Delaware.

Third Verse

Dear old Sussex visions linger,

Of the holly and the pine,

Of Henlopens Jeweled finger,

Flashing out across the brine;

Of the gardens and the hedges,

And the welcome waiting there,

For the loyal son that pledges

Faith to good old Delaware.

Fourth Verse

From New Castle's rolling meadows,

Through the fair rich fields of Kent,

To the Sussex shores hear echoes,

Of the pledge we now present;

Liberty and Independance,

We will guard with loyal care,

And hold fast to freedom's presence,

In our home state Delaware.


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