Kennett Square

 

The area to become known as Kennett Square was originally inhabited by the Lenape Native Americans. It was the site of General Sir William Howe’s march to the Battle of Brandywine during the American Revolution. It was also known as an important part of the Underground Railroad which helped slaves escaping to the North for freedom. Kennett Square’s founder is credited with introducing mushroom growing to the area, and Kennett Square is now known as the “Mushroom Capital of the World” because mushroom farms in the area produce over a million pounds of mushrooms a week.

 

Population:

6,072 (2010 Census)

 

Public Schools:

Kennett Consolidated School District (www.kcsd.org)

PA Dept. of Education Fast Facts: Kennett Consolidated Schools

 

Zip Code:

19348

 

Things To Do/Places To Visit:

Mushroom Festival

Kennett Brewfest

Anson B. Nixon Park

Longwood Gardens

Paradocx Vineyard

The Willowdale Steeplechase

Brandywine Folk Festival

Country Butcher Fine Foods Market

Underground Railroad Tour

Kennett Flash

 

Restaurants, Etc:

Talula’s Table

Portabello’s

Foxfire At The Stone Barn

Lily’s Asian Cuisine

Sovana Bistro

La Verona

Scarlett’s On Cypress

Kennett Square Inn

Victory Brewing Company