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

Hopewell Historic District

 
 
Hopewell Historic District Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. Hopewell Historic District Marker
Inscription.  A borough from 1853 to 1914, Hopewell was a laboratory for progressive farming, milling, and educational practices. Samuel Dickey (1769-1835) was an agricultural innovator, and the Dickeys pioneered in establishing area schools. The family, spurred by available water power, developed this valley between 1815 and the 1870's. Much of its 19th-century character endures in the land and its buildings.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: AgricultureEducationIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1853.
 
Location. 39° 46.771′ N, 76° 1.021′ W. Marker is near Oxford, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. It is in East Nottingham Township. Marker is at the intersection of Hopewell Road and Lower Hopewell Road, on the right when traveling west on Hopewell Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1008 Hopewell Rd, Oxford PA 19363, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
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At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Carl R. Fretz Memorial to Community Service (approx. 2 miles away); Oxford Veterans Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); 10 South 3rd Street (approx. 2 miles away); 8 South 3rd Street (approx. 2 miles away); 4 South 3rd Street (approx. 2 miles away); Hopewell Bell Tower (approx. 2.3 miles away); Parker Kidnapping & Rescue (approx. 3.7 miles away); White Rock Forge Bridge (1884) (approx. 5 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oxford.
 
Also see . . .  Hopewell Historic District - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
A home in the Hopewell Historic District image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
2. A home in the Hopewell Historic District
This home is directly across from the marker. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
3. This home is directly across from the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,475 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on June 3, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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