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Kenton in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Town of Kenton

 
 
Town of Kenton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Town of Kenton Marker
Inscription. The origin of this community can be traced to the mid-18th century, when growing travel between Dover and the head of the Chester River resulted in the establishment of a Public House here to support the needs of travelers. Increasing commerce led to the growth of settlement. First known as Grog-Town and Lewis’ Cross Roads, the village was formally named Kenton in 1806.

A post office was established here in 1857. With the arrival of the Maryland and Delaware Railroad following the Civil War, the town became an important shipping point for local goods and products. By the 1880s the town was home to 300 residents and a number of thriving businesses. On April 22, 1887, the Town of Kenton was formally incorporated by the Delaware General Assembly.
 
Erected 2000 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-66.)
 
Location. 39° 13.617′ N, 75° 39.901′ W. Marker is in Kenton, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on South Main Street just from E. Commerce Street (Delaware Route 42). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kenton DE 19955, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Little Creek Hundred (approx. 4.3 miles away); a different

Kenton Town Hall image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Kenton Town Hall
marker also named Little Creek Hundred (approx. 4.3 miles away); Cheswold Volunteer Fire Company (approx. 4.4 miles away); Site of Blackiston Methodist Church (approx. 4.6 miles away); Cheney Clow's Rebellion (approx. 4.7 miles away); Town of Clayton (approx. 4.8 miles away); Mason-Dixon Line Crownstone (approx. 5.4 miles away in Maryland); "First in the World" (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 593 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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