Introduction to Kennett Square, Pennsylvania
Kennett Square History
This area, which was originally inhabited by Lenape Americans, was initially named Kennett after the river in England. Square was later added to the name to commemorate William Penn's one square mile land grant. The person responsible for introducing mushrooms to this region was William Swayne, who imported spawn from Europe to growing them. It became a popular industry and Kennett went on to be known as the "Mushroom Capital of the World". Kennett Square was officially incorporated in 1855.
Kennett Square and Nearby Attractions
- Longwood Gardens
- Brandywine Zoo
- White Clay Creek State Park
- Brandywine River Museum
- Kennett Underground Railroad
Things To Do In Kennett Square
Brandywine River Museum, which displays local history exhibits, also has an art studio. Brandywine Creek State Park is spread across 933 acres and features trails, and fishing areas. Other attractions in the area include Longwood Gardens, Brandywine Zoo, and White Clay Creek State Park.
Kennett Square Transportation
The nearest major airport is Philadelphia International Airport.
Kennett Square Higher Education
Cheyney University of Pennsylvania, Goldey-Beacom College, West Chester University of Pennsylvania, and Wilmington College are the nearest colleges.