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

Colonial Courthouse

 
 
Colonial Courthouse Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
1. Colonial Courthouse Marker
Inscription.  Georgian Colonial design. Built in 1724, restored in 1920. In use for Chester County till 1786, for Delaware County, 1789-1851. Later used as City Hall. Oldest public building in continuous use in U. S.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable Buildings. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1724.
 
Location. 39° 50.874′ N, 75° 21.595′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Ave. of the States south of 5th Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester PA 19013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chester Fire Department (here, next to this marker); Swedish Colonists (here, next to this marker); Viet Nam (here, next to this marker); Washington House (a few steps from this marker); Historic Downtown Chester (within
Colonial Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
2. Colonial Courthouse
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shouting distance of this marker); Old Swedish Burial Ground (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Morton (about 500 feet away); Christofer Columbus (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Additional commentary.
1.
In photo 3, the subject marker is on the right, next to lamp post which has Christmas decorations on it. On the building, from right to left:
Chester Fire Department (separate hmdb.org entry);
Swedish Colonists (separate hmdb.org entry, starts "This Tablet Commemorates");
Viet Nam (separate hmdb.org entry, starts "In memory of", and obscured by a then-bare tree);
This Building, photo 4 in this hmdb.org entry
    — Submitted November 5, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland.
 
Colonial Courthouse image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
3. Colonial Courthouse
Colonial Courthouse Plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
4. Colonial Courthouse Plaque
This Building
was erected in 1724
during the reign of
George I of England
It was the Court House of
Chester County 1724-1786
The Court House of
Delaware County 1789-1851.
Hall of Chester Borough 1851-1866.
Hall of Chester City Since 1866.
In 1799 England declared war
against Spain and soldiers
were here enlisted for
an expedition to Cuba
Here Anthony Wayne rallied and
drilled his troops January 1776
In 1824 Lafayette as guest of
the Nation was entertained
in this building.

This tablet placed here by the
Delaware County Chapter
Daughters of the
American Revolution
April 19, 1903
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 975 times since then and 14 times this year. Last updated on November 5, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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May. 19, 2022