Welcome to the Heart of Kenton: A Town Steeped in History and Community Spirit

Nestled in the charming landscapes of Delaware, Kenton stands as a testament to the enduring spirit of community that has shaped its identity over the centuries. Explore the rich tapestry of our town, where every street whispers tales of the mid-18th century, marking the humble beginnings that have blossomed into the vibrant community we cherish today.

Unveiling Our Roots:
The origins of Kenton can be traced back to the mid-18th century when the town’s foundation was laid amidst the growing travel between Dover and the head of the Chester River. A quaint Public House emerged to cater to the needs of travelers, setting the stage for what would evolve into a thriving community. From the early days of Grog-Town and Lewis’ Crossroads, the village officially became Kenton in 1806.

Meet the Stewards of Kenton:
Our town is not merely a collection of streets and houses; it is a community fostered by the dedication of our elected officials. If you have inquiries or would like to connect with the stewards of Kenton, you can easily reach out to them by clicking the link next to their respective party names. Your communication is essential as we collectively steer Kenton towards a future of progress and shared prosperity.

Dive into Kenton’s Captivating History:
Delve into the captivating history that permeates every corner of Kenton. Our picturesque town has evolved through significant milestones, from the establishment of a post office in 1857 to becoming an essential shipping point for local goods with the arrival of the Maryland and Delaware Railroad post-Civil War. The incorporation of the Town of Kenton on April 22, 1887, marked a pivotal moment in our journey.

Celebrating Community Moments:
Kenton thrives not just on its history but on the vibrant moments shared by its residents. Our Photo Gallery is a visual journey through the laughter of community gatherings, the joy of seasonal celebrations, and the timeless beauty of Kenton’s landscapes. Join us in reliving these cherished moments that define the heart and soul of our town.

Upholding Civic Order:
To ensure the well-being of our community, we have implemented ordinances that reflect our commitment to safety and harmony. Explore Article II of Title 6, addressing the maintenance of disorderly houses, and Article II of Title 3, addressing night prowling. These ordinances exemplify our dedication to fostering a secure and peaceful environment for all residents.

Connect, Contribute, and Celebrate Kenton:
As a resident or visitor, you are an integral part of the Kenton story. Connect with us, contribute to the collective spirit that defines our town, and join in the celebrations that make Kenton a place we are proud to call home. From the historic charm that echoes through our streets to the forward-looking initiatives shaping our future, Kenton welcomes you to experience the essence of community and camaraderie.

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Kenton Municipal Code
The Town Charter and Code of Ordinances are available online.
Vital Statistics
Population: 232
County: Kent
Designation: Town
Government: Mayor and Council
Assembly Meets: First Monday of every month
Date of Election: First Monday in March 

Thank you for being a part of the Town of Kenton – where history meets harmony, and community is at the heart of everything we do.