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North Coventry Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pottstown Landing National Historic District

 
 
Pottstown Landing National Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
1. Pottstown Landing National Historic District Marker
Inscription.  A distinctive canal village of Northern Chester County. Village life centered around the business of the Schuylkill Canal from the 1830's into the 1920's. Farmlands of the Reiff, Wanger and Whartnaby families formed a village along Laurelwood Road at the canal. Village buildings included loading docks, boat offices, boarding houses for boatmen, a wheelwright shop, a blacksmith shop, a school and a chapel.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 40° 14.058′ N, 75° 40.073′ W. Marker is in North Coventry Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on Laurelwood Road 0.1 miles north of West Schuylkill Road (Pennsylvania Route 724), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 653 Laurelwood Rd, Pottstown PA 19465, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The PECO Building (approx. one mile away); Pottsgrove Manor (approx. one mile away); Pottstown Brewing Co.
Pottstown Landing National Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, November 20, 2020
2. Pottstown Landing National Historic District Marker
(approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Pottsgrove Manor (approx. 1.1 miles away); Freight Station - AAA East Penn (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Elks Home (approx. 1.1 miles away); First Iron Bridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); Reading Passenger Station (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Pottstown Landing National Register Historic District Registration Form. (Submitted on November 21, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 21, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 23 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 21, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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