Downingtown in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Downingtown Log House
- Circa 1701 -
Erected by The United States Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Industry & Commerce • Notable Buildings • Settlements & Settlers.
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. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Downingtown PA 19335, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. This Park Named in Memory (approx. half a mile away); Gibson's Bridge (approx. 2.4 miles away); 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 Humphry Marshall (approx. 4.1 miles away); Court of Quarter Sessions (approx. 4.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Downingtown.
Also see . . . Downingtown Log House - Wikipedia. (Submitted on November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
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
Credits. This page was last revised on May 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,140 times since then and 89 times this year. Last updated on May 22, 2019, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 15, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. 5. submitted on January 2, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.