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Kennett Square in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Kennett Square

— National Register of Historic Places - 1989 —

 
 
Kennett Square Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, December 15, 2011
1. Kennett Square Marker
Inscription.  
Borough of
Kennett Square
National Register
Historic District
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Incorporated 1855

 
Erected 1990 by Borough of Kennett Square.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Abolition & Underground RRAgricultureIndustry & CommerceNotable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
 
Location. 39° 50.693′ N, 75° 43.1′ W. Marker is in Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of West Cypress Street and South Washington Street, on the left when traveling east on West Cypress Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Kennett Square PA 19348, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wm. W. Fahey Post No. 491 (approx. 0.3 miles away); Isaac D. Johnson (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crown Forces Encampment (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Manor of Steyning (approx. half a mile away); Herb Pennock Park - A History (approx. half a mile
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away); State Fencibles of Philadelphia Campsite (approx. ¾ mile away); Historic Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Kennett Square.
 
Also see . . .
1. Kennett Square – Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Kennett Square, PA – Living Places. (Submitted on December 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Longwood Gardens - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
4. History of Kennett Township, Pennsylvania. (Submitted on February 21, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. Mushrooms, Longwood Gardens, & The Underground Railroad
Kennett Square is widely regarded as the mushroom capital of the world. Botany abounds there, it is also home to the world famous Longwood Gardens started by the DuPont family. Kennett Square was also a major station of the Underground Railroad.
    — Submitted December 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith
Kennett Square image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, December 15, 2011
2. Kennett Square
of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
Additional keywords. mushroom, underground railroad
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on December 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 862 times since then and 66 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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