Hamorton Historic District

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Hamorton Historic District
Hamorton HD.jpg
House in Hamorton Historic District, December 2009
Hamorton Historic District is located in Pennsylvania
Hamorton Historic District
Location Junction of U.S. Route 1 and Pennsylvania Route 52, Kennett Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°52′08″N 75°39′18″W / 39.86889°N 75.65500°W / 39.86889; -75.65500Coordinates: 39°52′08″N 75°39′18″W / 39.86889°N 75.65500°W / 39.86889; -75.65500
Area 32.5 acres (13.2 ha)
Built by Hamor, Abraham; Martin, E.William
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Gothic Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 90000704[1]
Added to NRHP April 26, 1990

Hamorton Historic District is a national historic district located in Kennett Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. It encompasses 75 contributing buildings and 1 contributing structure in the crossroads community of Hamorton. It largely consists of a variety of stone, brick, and frame residences built between 1780 and 1930. The village was laid out in the 1830s and developed as a "company town" in the early 20th century by Pierre S. du Pont (1870–1954).[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09. 
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Martha Wolf and P. Maley (December 1989). "National Register of Historic Places Registration Form: Hamorton Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-12-23.