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

Atglen

 
 
Atglen Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
1. Atglen Marker
Inscription.  
Parkesburg – 4
Atglen
Named from its location
in North Valley

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
 
Location. 39° 56.988′ N, 75° 58.424′ W. Marker is in Atglen, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Main Street north of Valley Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 372), on the left when traveling north. Marker is located on the grounds of the Atglen Borough Hall, near the northeast corner of the parking lot. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 120 Main Street, Atglen PA 19310, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Atglen Borough Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); World War II (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christiana Riot Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); The Christiana Riot (approx. 2.2 miles away); 1917-1918 (approx. 3 miles away); Parkesburg Area Soldiers (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Gap Clock Tower (approx. 3.4 miles away); William Chester Ruth (approx. 3.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Atglen.
 
Also see . . .
Atglen Marker (<i>wide view; looking north along Main Street</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
2. Atglen Marker (wide view; looking north along Main Street)
 History of Atglen Borough: How it all started. On January 3, 1876, the Court in West Chester made a decree incorporating the vil!age of Penningtonville into a borough by the title of "the Borough of Atglen." The first election of officers was to be held on the third Tuesday of February, 1876. Businesses in the borough included Futhey and Wilson's general store. John A. Reynolds had a grocery and provisions store on East Main Street. Benjamin Franklin Tillum had a drug store and post office, presently Vera Bair's Atglen Restaurant and Bar. John Myers was a stone mason. Charles Reese was a coachmaker. Ellis Good was a restaurant keeper. William McConna owned the North Bend warehouse. Isaac P. Chalfant was in charge of manufacturing sad irons at Greenwood Forge. R. C. Cowan had a saddle and leather shop where Eberly's Auto Sales is at present. (Submitted on August 31, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Atglen Borough Hall (<i>southeast corner view; marker visible at right - behind Borough Hall</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
3. Atglen Borough Hall (southeast corner view; marker visible at right - behind Borough Hall)
Atglen Post Office (<i>across Valley Avenue from Borough Hall and Atglen marker</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
4. Atglen Post Office (across Valley Avenue from Borough Hall and Atglen marker)
Commercial Building across Main Street from Atglen marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
5. Commercial Building across Main Street from Atglen marker
Commercial Building on Valley Avenue & Main Street, south of Atglen marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 30, 2018
6. Commercial Building on Valley Avenue & Main Street, south of Atglen marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 10, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 30, 2018. This page has been viewed 137 times since then and 4 times this year. Last updated on October 9, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 31, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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