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Upper Oxford Township near Cochranville in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Villa Nova

 
 
Villa Nova Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Carl Gordon Moore Jr., October 29, 2020
1. Villa Nova Marker
Looking west; route 896 in the background; route 926 ends there.
Inscription.  One of five one-room schools of Upper Oxford Township, Villa Nova (1866-1954) was the elementary school of nationally decorated Vietnam War hero, PFC. Robert "Bobby" A. Davis, (1940-1965). Bobby was the first in Chester County to be mortally wounded while shielding his comrades. He was the son of Gold Star Mother, Viola "Polly" S. Brown-Davis.
 
Erected 2014 by the Davis family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationWar, Vietnam. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 39° 50.892′ N, 75° 56.079′ W. Marker is near Cochranville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. It is in Upper Oxford Township. Marker is on Street Road (Pennsylvania Route 926) 0.1 miles east of Limestone Road (Pennsylvania Route 10), on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 107 Street Rd, Cochranville PA 19330, 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. Pleasant View (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hosanna Meeting House (approx. 2.6 miles away); Amos House
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(approx. 2.6 miles away); Lincoln University (approx. 2.6 miles away); Oak Grove (approx. 3.1 miles away); Sunset Park (approx. 3.8 miles away); William C. Sproul (approx. 4 miles away); 4 South 3rd Street (approx. 5 miles away).
 
Regarding Villa Nova. Do not confuse with Villanova University.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on October 27, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. This page has been viewed 356 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on October 29, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photo   1. submitted on October 27, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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