CAPTAIN JONATHAN CALDWELL
This farm, formerly known as Burberry’s Berry, was home of Captain Jonathan Caldwell of Colonel Haslet’s Regiment in Revolution. Tradition says Delaware solders received name “Blue Hen’s Chickens” from Caldwell’s men having with them game chickens, celebrated in Kent for their famous fighting qualities, the brood of a certain blue hen.
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LOCATION: Felton. One US 13 north of State Route 12 (Midstate Road) intersection, across from Felton Elementary School.