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

Goshenville

~c. 1704~

 

—National Register of Historic Places - 2000 —

 
Goshenville Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 19, 2011
1. Goshenville Marker
Inscription.
Village of
Goshenville
~c. 1704~
_______
Historic District

National Register of Historic Places

 
Erected 2000 by East Goshen Historic Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.539′ N, 75° 32.537′ W. Marker is near Malvern, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of East Boot Road/Clocktower Road and North Chester Road, on the left when traveling west on East Boot Road/Clocktower Road. 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 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Milltown/Hickman Plank House (within shouting distance of this marker); Goshenville Blacksmith and Wheelwright Shops (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John H. Ware 3rd, Commerce Center (approx. 0.4 miles away); Goshen Baptist Church (approx. 1.9 miles away); Historic Sugartown (approx. 1.9 miles away); Massacre Farm / 19th Century House (approx. 2.8 miles away); Paoli Veterans Monument (approx. 2.8 miles away); Malvern World War II Memorial (approx. 2.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Malvern.
 
Also see . . .  Goshenville - Living Places
Goshenville Marker looking West on East Boot Road image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 19, 2011
2. Goshenville Marker looking West on East Boot Road
. (Submitted on December 22, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional comments.
1. Generals Howe, Cornwallis, and Grant camped here after victory at the Battle of Brandywine:
The Village of Goshenville, played a role in the Revolutionary War. On the 16th and 17th of September 1777, the Supreme Commander of all British Forces in North America, General William Howe with Generals Lord Cornwallis and James Grant, having defeated the Continental Army at the Battle of Brandywine, did march with a force of 13,000 soldiers north up Goshen Road (Rte. 352) to the Goshen Friends Meeting. General Cornwallis and his troops encamped in Goshenville, just north of the schoolhouse. While encamped a skirmish ensued between the British and Continentals at what is now the southern end of the Hersheys Mill development. This skirmish, which resulted in twelve Americans killed along with two Hessian soldiers and at least one British soldier, became one of the three skirmishes fought that day prior to the torrential rains that became known as the Battle of the Clouds.
    — Submitted December 22, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.

 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PlacesSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Goshenville Historic Area image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 19, 2011
3. Goshenville Historic Area
East Goshen's - Hickman/Plank House, circa 1808 image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 19, 2011
4. East Goshen's - Hickman/Plank House, circa 1808
This building was disassembled in Milltown, East Goshen Township, the pieces were marked, numbered, and catalogued. They were stored for a time, and then re-assembled on this site in the 1980’s.
Blacksmith Shop, circa 1750, restored 1982 image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 19, 2011
5. Blacksmith Shop, circa 1750, restored 1982
Goshenville General Store - Post Office image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 19, 2011
6. Goshenville General Store - Post Office
This building is now a private residence, and a Bed & Breakfast. In Goshenville is was both the Post office, and a marketplace for the surrounding farm community, in "the wilderness of Chester County" North of the city of Chester, PA.
Goshenville Blacksmith Shop - Plank House image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 19, 2011
7. Goshenville Blacksmith Shop - Plank House
Front of Blacksmith Shop image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 19, 2011
8. Front of Blacksmith Shop
Note the shadow of the hanging Anvil sign elongated on the stone front of the building
Hickman / Plank House from the street image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 19, 2011
9. Hickman / Plank House from the street
When to visit The Hickman / Plank House image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 19, 2011
10. When to visit The Hickman / Plank House
Goshen Grange Hall image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 22, 2011
11. Goshen Grange Hall
Goshen Grange Front Entry image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 22, 2011
12. Goshen Grange Front Entry
Goshen Friends Meeting House & School image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 22, 2011
13. Goshen Friends Meeting House & School
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 22, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 545 times since then and 61 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13. submitted on December 22, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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