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Near West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Beale Bordley

 
 
John Beale Bordley Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith S Smith, December 15, 2011
1. John Beale Bordley Marker
Inscription. The noted agriculturist purchased land just north of here in 1792 and named it "Como Farm". Here he conducted numerous experiments on crop rotation and maintenance of soil fertility. Bordley planned new devices for seeding and reaping wheat. His works on Rotation of Crops, and Husbandry and Rural Affairs were widely read. Died, 1804.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.955′ N, 75° 42.24′ W. Marker is near West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of West Strasburg Road (Pennsylvania Route 162) and Broad Run Road on West Strasburg Road. Click for map. West Bradford Township. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19382, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Court of Quarter Sessions (approx. 1.2 miles away); Tavern Fare (approx. 1.2 miles away); Humphrey Marshall (approx. 1.2 miles away); Martin's Tavern or Center House (approx. 1.2 miles away); Martins Tavern and The Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Home and Arboretum of Humphry Marshall
John Beale Bordley Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith S Smith, December 15, 2011
2. John Beale Bordley Marker
(approx. 1.2 miles away); The Marshallton Historic District (approx. 1.2 miles away); Humphry Marshall (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Chester.
 
Also see . . .  John Beale Bordley - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
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John Beale Bordley, c. 1790 Photo, Click for full size
Painting by Charles Wilson Peale - 1790
3. John Beale Bordley, c. 1790
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 687 times since then. Last updated on , by Michael Kindig of Long Beach, California. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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