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

Downingtown Log House

- Circa 1701 -

 
 
Downingtown Log House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, November 15, 2011
1. Downingtown Log House Marker
Inscription. Downingtown Log House Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic Places
 
Erected by The United States Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 40° 0.387′ N, 75° 42.265′ W. Marker is in Downingtown, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on East Lancaster Avenue, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Downingtown PA 19335, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas B. Read (approx. 2.8 miles away); Thomas Buchanan Read (approx. 3.3 miles away); John Beale Bordley (approx. 4 miles away); The Home and Arboretum of Humphry Marshall (approx. 4.1 miles away); Humphry Marshall (approx. 4.1 miles away); Court of Quarter Sessions (approx. 4.1 miles away); Humphrey Marshall (approx. 4.1 miles away); Martin's Tavern or Center House (approx. 4.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. History of Downingtown. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Downingtown Log House - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
Downingtown Log House image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, November 15, 2011
2. Downingtown Log House
1. A Brief History of Downingtown:

Downingtown’s origins are of a small village located midway between Philadelphia and Lancaster. The village was first known as Milltown since it was the location of the last mills on the edge of the unsettled western frontier.
Around the time of the American Revolution, Milltown began being known as Downing’s Town. During the Revolution, the town was used as a location for storage of food supplies; a forage magazine was constructed in Downing’s Town to hold provisions for the troops. During the time of the Revolution, Richard Downing, son of Thomas, continued to operate and expand the family’s mill complex and the Downing family continued to prosper in the small village.
    — Submitted January 22, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsSettlements & Settlers
 
The West Side of the Downingtown Log House image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, November 15, 2011
3. The West Side of the Downingtown Log House
Donors Plaque on front lawn image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, November 15, 2011
4. Donors Plaque on front lawn
Downingtown Keystone Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith
5. Downingtown Keystone Marker
Coatesville - 6
Downingtown
Formerly Milltown
Renamed after Thomas Downing
Founded
1716
 
 
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