Near Malvern in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—National Register of Historic Places - 2000 —
National Register of Historic Places
Erected 2000 by East Goshen Historic Commission.
Location. 39° 59.539′ N, 75° 32.537′ W. Marker is near Malvern, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of East Boot Road/Clocktower Road and North Chester Road, on the left when traveling west on East Boot Road/Clocktower Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19380, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milltown/Hickman Plank House (within shouting distance of this marker); Goshenville Blacksmith and Wheelwright Shops (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John H. Ware 3rd, Commerce Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); Goshen Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Sugartown (approx. 1.9 miles away); Massacre Farm / 19th Century House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Paoli Veterans Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Malvern World War II Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Malvern.
Also see . . . Goshenville - Living Places (Submitted on December 22, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
1. Generals Howe, Cornwallis, and Grant camped here after victory at the Battle of Brandywine:
The Village of Goshenville, played a role in the Revolutionary War. On the 16th and 17th of September 1777, the Supreme Commander of all British Forces in North America, General William Howe with Generals Lord Cornwallis and James Grant, having defeated the Continental Army at the Battle of Brandywine, did march with a force of 13,000 soldiers north up Goshen Road (Rte. 352) to the Goshen Friends Meeting. General Cornwallis and his troops encamped in Goshenville, just north of the schoolhouse. While encamped a skirmish ensued between the British and Continentals at what is now the southern end of the Hersheys Mill development. This skirmish, which resulted in twelve Americans killed along with two Hessian soldiers and at least one British soldier, became one of the three skirmishes fought that day prior to the torrential rains that became known as the Battle of the Clouds.
— Submitted December 22, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Notable Places • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary •
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