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Kent County, Delaware

The Kent County Administrative Complex is located at 555 Bay Road, Dover DE 19901; phone: 302‑744‑2300.

Kent County Neighborhoods

Anderson South Carolina

Photo: John B. Lindale House, ca. 1905, located at 24 Main Street, Magnolia. The Lindale House and its outbuildings are a rare surviving example of the entire complex of a Delaware peach farm. Built for John B. Lindale, who is often described as the last of the great peach "barons," it was one of the last of such complexes to be constructed. The house is a fine example of high Victorian architecture, built in the Queen Anne Revival style with some classical revival details around 1905. The architect was Charles G. Fisher; the builder is said to have been Samuel Minner. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1973. Photographed by Jack E. Boucher, 1982, Historic American Buildings Survey [HABS DE-172-13], memory.loc.gov, accessed December, 2022.


Kent County was created in 1683 to succeed the English settlement which was begun ca. 1670 along the St. Jones River. William Penn established Dover to serve as a county seat, modeling a plan of broad avenues and parks, similar to his plan for Philadelphia.


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