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

Town of Farmington

 
 
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By Don Morfe, November 10, 2019
1. Town of Farmington Marker
Inscription.  The Town of Farmington was first settled in 1851 as Flatiron. In 1855, the Delaware Railroad built a station at a crossroads in the community near the home of Governor William Tharp. When a new post office opened in 1858, the town was officially renamed Farmington. By the late 1800s, Farmington supported fruit canning and evaporator factories, churches, schools, and a commercial center with a number of shops. Farmington officially incorporated in 1909. In 1914, the town suffered a devastating fire that destroyed a basket factory, church, and several houses. The Tharp family house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973
 
Erected 2019 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-127.)
 
Location. 38° 52.182′ N, 75° 34.626′ W. Marker is in Farmington, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on Main Street. The marker is in front of the Farmington Town Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 Main Street, Greenwood DE 19950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Delaware State Fair
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By Don Morfe, November 10, 2019
2. Town of Farmington Marker
(approx. 3 miles away); Bethel Methodist Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Harrington (approx. 3 miles away); St. Paul African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church (approx. 3.6 miles away); First Rural Free Delivery Route (approx. 3.7 miles away); Clark's Corner (approx. 3.8 miles away); Griffith's Chapel (approx. 4.1 miles away); St. Johnstown Methodist Church (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
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By Don Morfe, November 10, 2019
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 55 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 13, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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