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

Everhart Grove

 

—Today known as Everhart Park —

 
Everhart Grove Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 2, 2014
1. Everhart Grove Marker
Inscription.

EVERHART GROVE
Donated to the Borough of
West Chester
By
Dr. Isaiah Everhart
In the year 1905
Erected 1920

 
Erected 1920 by Borough of West Chester.
 
Location. 39° 57.262′ N, 75° 36.646′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of S. Brandywine Street and W. Barnard Street, on the right when traveling south on S. Brandywine Street. Click for map. 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 walking distance of this marker. Thomas S. Butler House (approx. ¼ mile away); Horace Pippin (approx. 0.3 miles away); West Chester Academy (approx. 0.3 miles away); Samuel Barber (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lincoln Biography (approx. half a mile away); Chester County World War II Veterans Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Disabled Veterans of Chester County Pennsylvania Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Old Glory (approx. half a mile away). Click for a list of all markers in West Chester.
 
Also see . . .  History of Everhart Grove. (Submitted on April 6, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
Tree Lined ~ Soroptimist Walk ~ image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 24, 2014
2. Tree Lined ~ Soroptimist Walk ~
First established in Everhart Grove in 1935

1. Coments from 1857 - 50 years before the park was built:
West Chester’s first physician Dr. William Darlington in 1857 elegantly wrote his thoughts about this grove becoming a much needed park, he wrote as follows:
It is exceedingly desirable, that the Lot of Woodland, on the South Western side of the Borough — known as “Everhart’s Grove:” should be dedicated, permanently and irrevocably, as a place of resort for the People; — for Children's Pic-Nics; Fête Champêtres; and great Public gatherings. It affords the last and only chance, for securing an aboriginal sylvan appendage to the Town: but whether the present generation can be made to comprehend and feel the importance of the measure, remains to be seen. If we omit the performance of so obvious a duty, no one can entertain a doubt concerning the verdict which Posterity will render against us.
    — Submitted April 6, 2014, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Horticulture & ForestryNatural Resources
 
Everhart Grove Markers on pillars image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 24, 2014
3. Everhart Grove Markers on pillars
Friends of Everhart Park in pavement in front of markers image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 24, 2014
4. Friends of Everhart Park in pavement in front of markers
"Jack's Entrance" into Everhart Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 24, 2014
5. "Jack's Entrance" into Everhart Park
100 year old Gazebo - Everhart Grove Hotel image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 24, 2014
6. 100 year old Gazebo - Everhart Grove Hotel
Northwest Vista of Everhart Grove/Park image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 24, 2014
7. Northwest Vista of Everhart Grove/Park
Everhart Grove Hotel - Today an apartment building image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 24, 2014
8. Everhart Grove Hotel - Today an apartment building
Soroptimist Walk image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, March 24, 2014
9. Soroptimist Walk
Soroptimist International
of West Chester Walk
1935 Dedicated 1988
Cherry trees in full bloom image. Click for full size.
By Heather Kostival Janesch ~ West Chester, PA, May 5, 2015
10. Cherry trees in full bloom
 
 
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