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Kensington MD is a sleepy little town with a wonderful, eclectic feel to it. The historic sections of Kensington boast large, rambling houses on lush lawns. The Marc train cuts through the town and the station plays host to a farmers market every weekend. It started off as an agricultural area, later evolving into a summer retreat for some over-heated DC residents. In 1890, several parcels of land were purchased by a developer (see map to left), who was quite smitten with a recent trip to London. And so, he named his new area Kensington Park. The Park bit was dropped in 1894 when the town became incorporated.