West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
—Today known as Everhart Park —
Donated to the Borough of
Dr. Isaiah Everhart
In the year 1905
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.)
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.
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