History

Welcome to Kennett Square!

The Kennett Square Historic District extends over an area of about one-half square mile in the center of the Borough of Kennett Square. This is the principal town in Kennett Township which lies along the Pennsylvania/Delaware border in southern Chester County. The majority of the buildings in the district are residential although there are also a large number of commercial buildings, primarily on State and Union streets, as well as churches and schools. The general atmosphere is that of a small town, but clusters of row houses and stores standing shoulder-to shoulder along State Street create and air of busy prosperity. Over three quarters of the buildings in the district date from between 1875 and 1924.

 

For more Information visit:

Kennett Square History: www.kennettsquarehistory.org

Kennett Township History: www.kennett.pa.us

NPR Article: Why are we the Mushroom Capital of the World?

Underground Railroad: www.kennettundergroundrr.org

Kennett Walking Tour: Link