Wilmington, Delaware is famous for its history of firsts. The Battle of Cooch’s Bridge was fought in 1777 in Delaware, where the 13-star flag believed to be the original Stars and Stripes sewn by Betsy Ross was flown.
Greater Wilmington also houses 3 of the United States’ oldest churches, built in the years between 1698 and 1738.
Wilmington also has the designation of a major hub of iron-and-steel working, a city where the building of iron ships first started. The steel for the Brooklyn Bridge’s structure was also created in Wilmington.