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Kenton Town

Kent County, Delaware

Kenton Town Hall is located at 284 South Main Street, Kenton, DE 19955.
Phone: 302-389-8270

Thomas Attix House

Photo: Thomas Attix House, circa 1880, located at 783 Chance Road (Road 140). Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983. Photographed by User: Jerrye & Roy Klotz MD (own work), 2019, [cc‑4.0], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed December, 2022.

Kenton is a crossroads community located at the intersection of Route 42 and Route 300 in Kenton Hundred Delaware. Kenton was first laid out in 1796 by Philip Lewis who had begun to acquire property in the area five years before in 1791. The community was first known as Grogtown, then as Lewis Crossroads and finally, in 1806, by the name of Kenton. The village dates from the last decade of the 18th century, but did not achieve its peak until the last half of the 19th century when the Philadelphia (Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad) (Delaware and Maryland Railroad) line was put through from Clayton to Maryland. [kenton.delaware.gov, accessed April, 2022]


Nearby Towns: Smyrna Town •