Town of Kenton

Town of Kenton (HMQ52)

Location: Kenton, DE 19955 Kent County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 13.617', W 75° 39.901'

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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.

HM NumberHMQ52
Marker NumberKC-66
Year Placed2000
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 16th, 2014 at 3:09am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 442599 N 4342172
Decimal Degrees39.22695000, -75.66501667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 13.617', W 75° 39.901'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 13' 37.02" N, 75° 39' 54.06" W
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Area Code(s)302
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 80-120 S Main St, Kenton DE 19955, US
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