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“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Felton in Kent County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Town of Felton

Town of Felton Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
1. Town of Felton Marker
Inscription.  The town of Felton was laid out in 1856 when the Delaware Railroad reached this area. Located between Berrytown to the west and Johnny Cake Landing (Frederica) to the east, the town became a “whistle” stop on the new railroad line. Owing its existence to the railroad, Felton was named in honor of Samuel M. Felton, President of the Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad and a major force in bringing railroad service to central and southern Delaware. Incorporated on February 2, 1861, Felton’s boundaries formed a one-half mile square with the railroad line running north-south throught the middle of town. Passenger rail service to Felton ended in the early 1950’s.
Erected 1995 by Delaware State Archives. (Marker Number K-54.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Railroads & StreetcarsSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1859.
Location. 39° 0.517′ N, 75° 34.57′ W. Marker is in Felton
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, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is at the intersection of Railroad Avenue and Main Street (Delaware Route 12) on Railroad Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Felton DE 19943, 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. Honor and Remember (within shouting distance of this marker); Felton Railroad Station (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rescue House of Prayer (approx. 0.2 miles away); Captain Jonathan Caldwell (approx. ¾ mile away); Geographic Center of Delaware (approx. 1.7 miles away); North Murderkill Hundred (approx. 2.2 miles away); Immigrant Jewish Farmers (approx. 2½ miles away); Laws Chapel (approx. 4.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Felton.
Felton Fire Department image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, December 15, 2010
2. Felton Fire Department
Marker is directly across the street from the parking lot.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 737 times since then and 58 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 9, 2011, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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Dec. 11, 2023