Town of Felton (K-54) - Felton, DE
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N 39° 00.498 W 075° 34.524
18S E 450180 N 4317855
Quick Description: Blue and white historical marker, next to the railroad and the Odd Fellows Memorial park.
Location: Delaware, United States
Date Posted: 10/4/2008 7:41:42 AM
Waymark Code: WM4W1P
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member programmer64
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Long Description:
Town of Felton
The town of Felton was laid out in 1856 when the Delaware Railroad reached this area. Located between Berrytown to the west and Johnny Cake Landing (Fredericka) to the east, the town became a "whistle" stop on the new railroad line. Owing its existence to the railroad. Felton was named in honor of Samuel M. Felton, President of Philadelphia, Wilmington and Baltimore Railroad and a major force in bringing railroad service to central and southern Delaware. Incorporated on February 2, 1861, Felton's boundaries formed a one-half mile square with the railroad line running north-south through the the middle of town. Passenger rail service to Felton ended in the early 1950's.

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