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

Felton Railroad Station

Felton Railroad Station Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 27, 2015
1. Felton Railroad Station Marker
Inscription.  In 1836 the Delaware General Assembly chartered the Delaware Railroad for the purpose of building a line from a junction with the New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad to the southern border of the state. Due to poor economic conditions, construction was delayed for many years. The Delaware Railroad eventually reached this area in 1856. The first depot built in the Felton area was located south of this point where the railroad crosses Main Street. In 1868, the new Italianate-style station was constructed on this site to serve as a “whistle” stop on the new rail line. The station also became a focal point to encourage planned growth in Felton. Passenger rail service continued here until the early 1950s. To celebrate the nationís bicentennial in 1976, the station was restored to reflect its historical past. The Felton Railroad Station was listed in the National Historic Register on July 13, 1981.

Delaware Public Archives – 2007 ē KC-105

Erected 2007 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number KC-105.)
Felton Railroad Station Marker<br>(<i>wide view from East Railroad Avenue</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 27, 2015
2. Felton Railroad Station Marker
(wide view from East Railroad Avenue)
39° 0.64′ N, 75° 34.556′ W. Marker is in Felton, Delaware, in Kent County. Marker is on East Railroad Avenue north of East High Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located near the southeast corner of the subject railroad station building, facing East Railroad Avenue. 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 7 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Felton (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); Captain Jonathan Caldwell (approx. 0.8 miles away); Geographic Center of Delaware (approx. 1.7 miles away); North Murderkill Hundred (approx. 2.1 miles away); Clark's Corner (approx. 6 miles away); First Rural Free Delivery Route (approx. 6 miles away); Barratt's Chapel (approx. 6.3 miles away); a different marker also named Barratt's Chapel (approx. 6.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Felton.
Regarding Felton Railroad Station. National Register of Historic Places #81000191 (1981)
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Town of Felton, Delaware
Also see . . .
1. National Register of Historic Places Nomination #81000191. The station was built by the Delaware Railroad in 1868, and is a one-story, five bay, brick, Italianate-style
Edie Hemphill Dedication Plaque<br>(<i>mounted on east side of railroad station, near entrance</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 27, 2015
3. Edie Hemphill Dedication Plaque
(mounted on east side of railroad station, near entrance)
Edie Hemphill
Feltonís Best Friend
Edie Hemphill spent her lifetime helping the residents of Felton, Delaware through her work with the Felton Community Historical Society, the Avon Society of Felton, the Felton Community Fire Company, the Felton Beautification Committee and numerous other causes close to her heart.
Edie was a charter member of the Felton Community Historical Society when it was formed on September 17, 1989. She served many years as the President and was the driving force that brought the dreams of a Felton Community Museum to life. It was through Edieís dedication and diligence that the Felton Community Museum came into existence.
Therefore, this museum was dedicated on June 4, 2005 to Edie Hemphill ~ Feltonís Best Friend.
building. It as a low hipped roof with shallow eaves, round-headed doorways and windows, and a projecting bow-front window. The station has been renovated for use as a museum. (Submitted on April 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

2. Town of Felton. The town of Felton was laid out in 1856 when the Delaware Railroad reached this area. 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. (Submitted on April 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
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Felton Railroad Station<br>(<i>west side view from railroad tracks</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, September 27, 2015
4. Felton Railroad Station
(west side view from railroad tracks)
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Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2019. This page originally submitted on April 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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