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

Squire Thomas Cheyney

1731 – 1811

 
 
Squire Thomas Cheyney 1731 – 1811 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, May 23, 2011
1. Squire Thomas Cheyney 1731 – 1811 Marker
Inscription. Farmer, Patriot, Public Servant. Cheyney was born and lived at this homestead his entire life. During the Battle of the Brandywine, he warned Gen. Washington of a British flanking movement. As a delegate to Pennsylvania’s 1787 convention, he voted to ratify the U.S. Constitution and served 25 years as Justice of the Peace.
 
Erected by Thornbury Township Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.343′ N, 75° 31.675′ W. Marker is near West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Cheyney Road, on the left when traveling south. Click for map. This marker is across the street from the Library of Cheyney University. 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 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Fanny M Jackson Coppin (approx. 0.4 miles away); Jimmy Carter (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Historic Village of Thornton (approx. 2.2 miles away); Yellow House (approx. 2.2 miles away); Camp Elder Civil War Paroled P.O.W. Camp (approx. 2.3 miles away); Glen Mills (approx. 2.4 miles away); Goshen Baptist Church (approx. 2.8 miles away); Okehocking Indian Town (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in West Chester.
 
Regarding Squire Thomas Cheyney.
Squire Thomas Cheyney 1731 – 1811 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, May 23, 2011
2. Squire Thomas Cheyney 1731 – 1811 Marker
This land was acquired with grant-in-aid assistance from the following agencies. Pennsylvania’s Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund, Act of July 2, 2002, P.L. 259 No. 50. The Chester County Heritage Park and Open Space Municipal Grant Program, Commissioners of Chester County Pennsylvania
 
Also see . . .
1. Document on Thomas Cheyney & Family. (Submitted on May 24, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Battle of Brandywine. Cheyney helped Washington (Submitted on May 24, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Squire Cheyney Farm image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, May 23, 2011
3. Squire Cheyney Farm
Thornbury Township, Chester County Fine Print: This land was acquired with grant-in-aid assistance from the following agencies. Pennsylvania’s Keystone Recreation, Park, and Conservation Fund, Act of July 2, 2002, P.L. 259 No. 50. The Chester County Heritage Park and Open Space Municipal Grant Program, Commissioners of Chester County Pennsylvania
The Vista of Squire Cheyney Farm - image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, May 23, 2011
4. The Vista of Squire Cheyney Farm -
The roof of the springhouse can be seen at the tree line
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 996 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. 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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