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

Site of First School House in West Chester

 
 
Site of First School House in West Chester Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Pfingsten, May 31, 2008
1. Site of First School House in West Chester Marker
Inscription. (Turk's Head), built of logs, 1760. Used as a hospital for American wounded after the Battle of Brandywine, Sept, 1777. Some soldiers died and were buried here in the schoolyard.
 
Erected 1999 by West Chester Bicentennial.
 
Location. 39° 57.635′ N, 75° 36.31′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of W. Gay Street and N. High Street, on the right when traveling west on W. Gay Street. 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 walking distance of this marker. Site of the First Schoolhouse ( a few steps from this marker); Bank of Chester County ( within shouting distance of this marker); William Darlington ( within shouting distance of this marker); William Darlington M.D. ( within shouting distance of this marker); Chester County ( within shouting distance of this marker); The First National Bank of West Chester ( within shouting distance of this marker); Chester County Courthouse ( about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Glory ( about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationMilitaryNotable BuildingsNotable EventsScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary
 
Roadside - First School House in West Chester Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, January 6, 2016
2. Roadside - First School House in West Chester Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,317 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 5, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on January 12, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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