The city of Rehoboth Beach may be one square mile, but The Nation’s Summer Capital provides plenty of entertainment for all during the season.
Founded in 1873, the city was originally founded as a camp meeting ground and Christian seaside resort. It was incorporated in 1891 as Cape Henlopen City and then renamed to Rehoboth two years later. While the year-round population may be 1,327, according to the 2010 census, the resort city can have upwards of 40,000 in it on a summer day.
Rehoboth Beach gained the nickname, “The Nation’s Summer Capital” because of the reputation it has for vacationers coming from Washington, D.C.