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

Gilbert Cope

1840 - 1928

 
 
Gilbert Cope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 29, 2011
1. Gilbert Cope Marker
Inscription. Gilbert Cope, eminent genealogist and historian, was born in the house on this property. Author of a number of genealogies of Chester County families, he was dedicated to the preservation of Quaker records and of the archives of Chester County. He was a founder of the Chester County Historical Society and, with J. Smith Futhey, wrote a monumental History of Chester County.

‘Southdown,’ as this property is called, was named for the Southdown sheep Gilbert Cope’s father brought from England.
 
Erected 1985 by Chester County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 57.615′ N, 75° 38.36′ W. Marker is near West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on West Strasburg Road (Pennsylvania Route 162) half a mile west of Highland Road, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19380, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stroud Preserve (approx. 0.7 miles away); Down by the Water’s Edge (approx. 0.7 miles away); Site of the Star Tavern (approx. 1.1 miles away); Jefferis Ford (approx. 1½ miles away); Columbus Penn Evans
Gilbert Cope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 29, 2011
2. Gilbert Cope Marker
(approx. 1.6 miles away); Horace Pippin (approx. 1.6 miles away); Isaac Dutton Barnard (approx. 1.6 miles away); Everhart Grove (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Chester County Historical Society. (Submitted on May 19, 2011, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.)
2. Link to a photo taken by Gilbert Cope. ...The first mowing machine in Chester, PA [Chester County] (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Gilbert Cope - 1882 image. Click for full size.
By Public Domain
3. Gilbert Cope - 1882
Gilbert Cope Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, April 29, 2011
4. Gilbert Cope Marker
Southdown
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 588 times since then and 36 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on December 13, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on May 17, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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