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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chester County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Chester County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Chester County, PA (295) Berks County, PA (270) Delaware County, PA (257) Lancaster County, PA (434) Montgomery County, PA (258) New Castle County, DE (633) Cecil County, MD (181)  ChesterCounty(295) Chester County (295)  BerksCounty(270) Berks County (270)  DelawareCounty(257) Delaware County (257)  LancasterCounty(434) Lancaster County (434)  MontgomeryCounty(258) Montgomery County (258)  NewCastleCountyDelaware(633) New Castle County (633)  CecilCountyMaryland(181) Cecil County (181)
West Chester is the county seat for Chester County
Adjacent to Chester County, Pennsylvania
      Berks County (270)  
      Delaware County (257)  
      Lancaster County (434)  
      Montgomery County (258)  
      New Castle County, Delaware (633)  
      Cecil County, Maryland (181)  
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1Pennsylvania, Chester County, Atglen — Atglen
Parkesburg – 4 Atglen Named from its location in North ValleyMap (db m157638) HM
2Pennsylvania, Chester County, Atglen — Atglen Borough Hall1989 - 1994
The original Borough Hall was constructed in 1898 at a cost of $14,000.00. The brick 28 by 24 building housed Atglen’s only fire engine and cast iron bell. The Borough Hall was destroyed by fire on July 11, 1994. The Bell Plaza was erected to . . . Map (db m122693) HM
3Pennsylvania, Chester County, Atglen — World War II
Erected in grateful recognition of the men and women of Atglen * Omer A. Miller Wilmer Gibson • Harold I. Wentz • Charles P. Searl • John Martin • Warren H. Michael • William A. Mullen • John R. Turner • Russel S. Hart • John Dickenson • . . . Map (db m159889) WM
4Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — Battle of BrandywineSept. 11, 1777
The British attack on the American right wing began here late in the afternoon. After heavy fighting, the defense line which Sullivan formed hastily near Birmingham Meeting House was forced to retreat to Dilworthtown, 2 miles SE. Reinforcements from . . . Map (db m39590) HM
5Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — Battle of BrandywineSeptember 11, 1777
The American Right Flank Slows the British Advance General Adam Stephen’s 3rd and 4th Virginia Regiments situated on the far right end of the American line on the crest of the present day Sandy Hollow Heritage Park held their positions until . . . Map (db m167517) HM
6Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — Birmingham Friends Meeting House
Erected in 1763 Used as a hospital after The Battle of Brandywine September 11, 1777Map (db m191731) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — Birmingham Hill
The Battle of Brandywine was the largest and longest battle of the American Revolution. • At 4 am, September 11, 1777, British troops marched from Kennett Square towards the colonial capital of Philadelphia. • Gen. Washington positioned many of . . . Map (db m182829) HM
8Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless — Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 2011 —
Birthplace of Isaac Sharpless 1848 — 1920 Educator Quaker Leader Devoted Citizen Mathematician-Astronomer-Historian President of Haverford College 1887 – 1917Map (db m62393) HM
9Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — Brandywine Battlefield A Commonwealth Treasure
Brandywine Battlefield A Commonwealth Treasure For all to protect and preserve as the site of one of the major battles in the colonists’ fight for independenceMap (db m41299) HM
10Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — Dilworthtown — The Battle of Brandywine Ended Here —
Dilworthtown The Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777, ended a short distance southeast of this place. __________ Erected by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Chester and Delaware County Historical Societies . . . Map (db m183166) HM
11Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — First Defense LineAmerican Army
To mark the site of the first line of defense of the American Army at the Battle of the Brandywine 11 September 1777Map (db m41300) HM
12Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — Gen's Lafayette and PulaskiAt Birmingham, Sept. 11, 1777
Should days of brisk be forgot, Although these days have fled. Can we neglect the sacred spot, Where Patriot Heroes bled? An not those days of "old lang syne," We never can forget. When with our sires to Brandywine, Come gallant . . . Map (db m73844) WM
13Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — In Memory of Those Who Fell
In memory of those who fell in the Battle of Brandywine Sept 11, 1777. Back of this in a common grave lay those who fell in this vicinity.Map (db m73830) HM WM
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14Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — On This Native Stone
On this native stone rested one corner of the first Meeting House at Birmingham built cedar logs with a flintstone in center of it upon which they burnt charcoal to heat the meeting, erected 1721.Map (db m73829) HM
15Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — Osborne Hill
Est 1740 General Howe Command Post September 11, 1777Map (db m191131) HM
16Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — Osborne's Hill
From this ridge General Howe directed the movements of the British Army during the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777.Map (db m51472) HM
17Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — Sandy Hollow
The Battle of Brandywine involved 28,000 soldiers in combat and was the largest and longest battle of the American Revolution. • After marching 17 miles in 9 hours from Kennett Square, Gen. Howe’s army took a break for tea, to rest and refresh . . . Map (db m182869) HM
18Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — The Battle of the Brandywine Foot Soldiers
During the Battle of the Brandywine, as the fighting formations fell into disarray. British soldiers rushed forward with their bayonets. Continental soldiers, not familiar with using bayonets, defended themselves with the butts of their . . . Map (db m183630) HM
19Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — The Friends School at Birmingham Meeting House
Was established at this place about 1753. It was for many years under the care of John Forsythe, the First Head Master of Westtown Boarding School opened in 1799. Dr. William Darlington was a pupil at Birmingham.Map (db m8245) HM
20Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — The Peace Garden at Birmingham
During the Battle of the Brandywine on September 11, 1777, the American Army used the walls of this Quaker Burial Ground in their first line of defense. Both armies used this meetinghouse of Quaker pacifists as a hospital. Behind the wall is the . . . Map (db m191732) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Chester County, Birmingham Township — William Darlington Birthplace~ 1782 ~
The Birthplace of the Eminent Botanist William Darlington M.D. 1782 – 1863 Marked by Chester County Historical Society 1913Map (db m183230) HM
22Pennsylvania, Chester County, Caln Township — John G. Parke
Born in this vicinity on Sept. 22, 1827, the noted Army Engineer is remembered chiefly for having set the exact boundary between the Oregon Territory and Canada. His survey, begun in 1857, was halted by service in the Civil War and was not completed . . . Map (db m8261) HM
23Pennsylvania, Chester County, Caln Township — Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road
This was the nations first major toll road, built by a private company incorporated 1792 by the state legislature. Completed two years later and praised as the finest highway of its day, the stone-and-gravel turnpike stretched 62 miles. The 35th . . . Map (db m8262) HM
24Pennsylvania, Chester County, Charlestown Township — Valley Forge General Hospital
Opened in 1943, it was among the nation's largest military hospitals by the end of World War II. Able to treat more than 3,000 patients in over 100 buildings, the facility specialized in the pioneering treatment of war-related eye and burn injuries, . . . Map (db m71355) HM
25Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — 9/11 Tragedy
On September 11, 2001, 19 militants associated with the Islamic extremist group al-Qaeda hijacked four airliners and carried out suicide attacks against targets in the United States. Two of the planes were flown into the towers of the World Trade . . . Map (db m205651) HM
26Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Arcelormittal Plate LLC World Trade Center
Displayed here, you see a portion of a World Trade Center base column structure. Nicknamed "trees" or "forks," these formed the lower stories' backbone around the circumference of each Tower. A portion of these columns were the only structures . . . Map (db m205643) HM WM
27Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800sThe Lukens National Historic District
Issac Pennock, properly considered the founder of the business which became the Lukens Steel Company, began his career in the manufacture of iron in the early 1790s when he erected a mill at a place called Rokeby on the Buck Run in Chester . . . Map (db m65959) HM
28Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Brandywine Mansion
Historic Fleming house, purchased by Moses Coates in 1787. Acquired in 1810 by Jesse Kersey and Isaac Pennock, founders of the Brandywine Iron Works. Occupied 1816-1825 by Pennock's son-in-law, Dr. Charles Lukens, whose widow Rebecca continued and . . . Map (db m48493) HM
29Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Brandywine MansionLukens Historic District
The small house known as Brandywine Mansion is the oldest structure in the Lukens National Historic District. The original east section, closer to the road, dates back to the mid 1700s and the larger west section was added around 1788, shortly after . . . Map (db m154043) HM
30Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Charles Lukens Huston House
. . . Map (db m65972) HM
31Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Charles Lukens Huston House SiteThe Lukens National Historic District
Following his marriage in 1895 to Annie MacGregor Stewart of Savannah, Georgia, Charles Lukens Huston had this home built in 1896. The house was designed by Cope & Stewardson, Philadelphia architects who were responsible as well for his . . . Map (db m65951) HM
32Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Graystone - Abram Francis Huston HouseThe Lukens National Historic District
Graystone Mansion is Coatesville's most architecturally significant residence and was the home of Abram Francis Huston who succeeded his father, Dr. Charles Huston as president of the Lukens Iron & Steel Company in 1897. A grandson . . . Map (db m65939) HM
33Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Lukens Executive Office BuildingThe Lukens National Historic District
Addressing the needs of a growing business, a new office building was constructed on South First Avenue. Groundbreaking took place in 1902 and Lukens Main Office was completed in the fall of 1903. The building proved to be an aesthetic enhancement . . . Map (db m50478) HM
34Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Peter Bezellon
Famed Indian trader and interpreter bought a tract of 500 acres in this area in 1736. This site is a part of the tract. He died in 1742. Bezellon and his wife, Martha, lie buried in St. John's churchyard at Compass, Penna.Map (db m8259) HM
35Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — TerracinaThe Lukens National Historic District
The successful growth of the Brandywine mill is reflected in Terracina, which was built in 1850-1851 by Rebecca Lukens for her daughter, Isabella Lukens Huston, and Isabella's husband, Dr. Charles Huston. Constructed in the Country Gothic style made . . . Map (db m51159) HM
36Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — The Future of the Trees
It is appropriate that these artifacts have come home to Coatesville where they were made. As a community with a long history of steelmaking, it is especially poignant to remember the Lukens steelworkers who made and fashioned the trees. The . . . Map (db m205644) HM WM
37Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — The Lukens Mill - Early 1900sThe Lukens National Historic District
In 1891 Lukens installed its first two open hearth furnaces which were then quickly upgraded and complemented by four new 35-tons for a total of six. Lukens poured its first heat of steel on February 25, 1892. In 1899 a 48" Universal mill was added. . . . Map (db m50752) HM
38Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — The Lukens Mill - Late 1800sThe Lukens National Historic District
A new rolling mill was constructed in 1870 powered by a steam boiler to drive the larger rolls, which were 25" in diameter and 84" in length. The old mill was then converted to Pudding Mill to prepare stick for the new mill. In 1890, the firm . . . Map (db m51063) HM
39Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — The Making of the Trees
The project to make and roll the steel that went into the World Trade Center began in 1967. The steel for the bases of Towers 1 and 2 had to be able to support incredible loads, Lukens was chosen due to their expertise in the production of . . . Map (db m205652) HM
40Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — The Modern MillThe Lukens National Historic District
In 1927 a new 84" mill was installed, replacing the old 84" mill of the 1870s. It could produce plates as thin as 1/8" and up to 72" wide. Also in 1927, Lukens formed the By-Products Steel Company, a subsidiary established to provide partial . . . Map (db m50614) HM
41Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — The Return of the Trees
On Wednesday, the drivers were ready to go at 4:00 am. At dawn, the convoy of 28 trucks crossed the George Washington Bridge. Their route took them across New Jersey and the Delaware River at Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. They came down Route 100 to . . . Map (db m205646) HM
42Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — The Return of the Trees2006 - 2010
Not long after the tragedy, the Graystone Society was active in obtaining the Trees. Scott G. Huston, President, and Eugene L. DiOrio, Vice President, became aware that some of the trees had been salvaged and were in storage in a hanger at JFK . . . Map (db m205648) HM
43Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men & women who helped preserve a free nationMap (db m205640) WM
44Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Whittier C. Atkinson(1893 - 1991)
Founded Clement Atkinson Memorial Hospital here, 1936, offering quality health care to all despite inability to pay. First African American president of Chester County Medical Society; Pa. Practitioner of the year, 1960. A 1924 graduate of Howard . . . Map (db m8260) HM
45Pennsylvania, Chester County, Cochranville — Oak Grove1865-1954
One of five one room schools of Upper Oxford Township. A student, PFC. Jesse L. Thomas, a WWII Marine, planted the U.S. flag on Okinawa in 1945. Oak Grove educated three generations of the Bertha Cochran Gray family since 1893. Ethel Hilton . . . Map (db m175629) HM
46Pennsylvania, Chester County, Downingtown — Downingtown Log House- Circa 1701 -
DowningtownLog House Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic PlacesMap (db m134163) HM
47Pennsylvania, Chester County, Downingtown — Gibson's Bridge
Gibson's Bridge, also know[n] as Harmony Hill Bridge, was built in 1872 by Edward Hall and Thomas Schull. Prior to Gibson's Bridge, a bridge was built in 1870, but that bridge was destroyed in 1871 by a flood. The following year, the . . . Map (db m191755) HM
48Pennsylvania, Chester County, Downingtown — This Park Named in Memory
This park named in memory of two neighborhood brothers who lost their lives in World War II CPL James Marinelli age 22 US Army killed in action October 8, 1944 in northern Italy PFC Dominic Marinelli age 19 US Marine Corps . . . Map (db m192429) WM
49Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Bradford Township — Down by the Water’s EdgeStroud Preserve
Even small creeks are part of huge interconnected watersheds. Water from the East Branch Brandywine Creek, which meanders through Stroud Preserve, flows into the Christina River on its way to the Delaware Bay. The Brandywine-Christina water shed . . . Map (db m84973) HM
50Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Bradford Township — Gilbert Cope1840 - 1928
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. . . . Map (db m42519) HM
51Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Bradford Township — 19 — Jean Kane Foulke1867-1962 — National Votes for Women Trail —
Active suffragist, provided agricultural training for Women's Land Army during WWI here at her Bala FarmMap (db m198398) HM
52Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Bradford Township — Jefferis Ford
Jefferis Ford Cornwallis crossed here between 1 and 2 o’clock September 11, 1777Map (db m74475) HM
53Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Bradford Township — Sconnelltown.
Cornwallis’ division of the British Army halted here September 11, 1777, on its march to the Battlefield of Brandywine.Map (db m191125) HM
54Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Bradford Township — Site of the Star TavernCirca 1784 — Drover's Tavern & Lumberyard —
Site of the Star Tavern Circa 1784 1784-1839 Traveller’s Rest Drover’s Tavern & Lumberyard Imla Bennett Owner 1839-1844 William Mercer Operated Tavern, Possible Underground Railroad Stop 1844 Tavern Closes . . . Map (db m188337) HM
55Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Bradford Township — Stroud Preserve
Welcome! This nature preserve is one of more than 40 owned and managed by Natural Lands Trust, a non-profit conservation organization serving eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. Since 1953, we’ve been building an extensive . . . Map (db m182864) HM
56Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Brandywine Township — James Joseph "Jim" Croce(1943 - 1973)
Songwriters Hall of Fame inductee and singer Croce was best known for upbeat urban ballads and songs about the common man. Hits like "Time in a Bottle", "Bad, Bad Leroy Brown", "You Don't Mess Around with Jim", and "Operator" topped the singles . . . Map (db m205639) HM
57Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Brandywine Township — Thomas B. Read
The painter and poet was born Mar. 12, 1822, a mile away. Author of well-known “Sheridans Ride.” Spent mature years in Europe, but died in New York City, May 11, 1872, and is buried in Philadelphia.Map (db m45501) HM
58Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Brandywine Township — Thomas Buchanan Read
Poet – Painter – Sculptor Was born March 12, 1822 In the house two hundred and eighty feet East of this point Marked by Chester County Historical Society 1912Map (db m92809) HM
59Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Coventry Township — Canal Construction
Lock Components Each lock could change the elevation of the boat about 8 feet between the upstream and downstream canals. "Wickets," small butterfly valves, were located near the bottom of the lock door (item B in the drawing) were used to . . . Map (db m160476) HM
60Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Coventry Township — Life on the Canal
Mr. James Miller, a Lock Tender for Frick's Lock Frick's Lock is an example of one of the small communities that grew alongside the canal, to both support the canal traffic, and to serve as a hub for the merchandise that flowed along the canal. . . . Map (db m160472) HM
61Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Coventry Township — Schuylkill Navigation Company
The Conestoga Wagon The Main Transportation Method Of The 1700's During the 1700's, the trusty Conestoga wagon supported the westward expansion of the colonies. It was able to transport 8 tons of material about 15 miles per day, using 4-8 . . . Map (db m160474) HM
62Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Coventry Township — Towpath Park Historical Trail
The small ridge in front of you was once a towpath on the Schuylkill Canal System. A shallow canal ran along the opposite side of this ridge, floating barges from as far south as Philadelphia, to as far north as Fort Clinton a distance of 108 . . . Map (db m160473) HM
63Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Fallowfield Township — Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly(1898-1990)
Prominent authority on astronomy and author of more than one hundred books and articles. Sitterly was a career physicist with the Bureau of Standards, U.S. Department of Commerce. She received the American Astronomical Society award in 1937 and was . . . Map (db m51270) HM
64Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Fallowfield Township — Ida Ella Ruth Jones(1874 – 1959)
African American self-taught artist who depicted life in rural Chester County in the first half of the 20th century. The daughter of a former slave, Jones completed more than 300 works in her 70’s and 80’s. She worked in watercolor, oil, and pencil . . . Map (db m48476) HM
65Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Fallowfield Township — Lynching of Zachariah Walker
An African American steelworker, Walker was burned to death by a mob near here on August 13, 1911. He was accused of killing Edgar Rice, a white security guard and a former borough policeman. Fifteen local men and teenage boys were indicted for . . . Map (db m14833) HM
66Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Goshen Township — Goshenville~c. 1704~ — National Register of Historic Places - 2000 —
Village of Goshenville ~c. 1704~ _______ Historic District National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m193230) HM
67Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Goshen Township — Goshenville Blacksmith and Wheelwright ShopsBuilt circa 1740 with 1750 addition
The Goshenville Blacksmith Shop is in its original location and was the center of village life for nearly 200 years. It has a working forge and a display of an early l800's Conestoga farm Wagon along with a collection of historic tools. The . . . Map (db m77078) HM
68Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Goshen Township — John H. Ware 3rd, Commerce Center — Chester County Chamber of Business & Industry —
John H. Ware 3rd August 29, 1908 – July 29, 1997 B.S. University of Pennsylvania; Chairman Penn Fuel Gas, Inc.; Former Burgess; Elected three terms to Pennsylvania Senate; Chairman, Republican Finance Committee of PA; Trustee, . . . Map (db m51111) HM
69Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Goshen Township — Milltown/Hickman Plank Housecirca 1808
This “Hall and Parlor” style house has a kitchen (Hall) and a living room (Parlor) on the first floor and two bedrooms upstairs. There are two angled fireplaces in the center-of the front wall similar to “Penn Plan” houses. It is constructed of sawn . . . Map (db m77079) HM
70Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough — Flower Garden WalkLongwood's First Flower Garden — Heritage, Horticulture & Design —
In 1907, Pierre S. du Pont laid out the Flower Garden, Longwood's first true flower garden. Although European forms served as the inspiration for his latter designs, Mr. du Pont conceived of this early garden as an "old fashioned" walk. It . . . Map (db m214336) HM
71Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough — Historic PumphouseConstructed 1930 - 1931
Deisgned by Pierre S. du Pont and his staff at Longwood, the Pumphouse exhibits the original 18 pumps and mechanical systems that powered the Main Fountain Garden from 1931 to 2014. Mr. du Pont's fascination with technology and fountain spectacles . . . Map (db m180391) HM
72Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough — Longwood's Carillon
At the top of this magnificent stone structure resides the carillon, one of our residential instruments. In 1929, founder Pierre du Pont began construction of this 61-foot-tall Chimes Tower based on a similar structure he had seen in France. In . . . Map (db m213656) HM
73Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough — Open Air Theatre
The Open Air Theatre combines horticulture, fountains, and performance to create one of the most unique and magic outdoor theatres in the world. Our founder Pierre S. du Pont designed and built the Theatre in 1913. Since its debut in 1914, the . . . Map (db m180392) HM
74Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough Township — American ElmUlmus americana — Historic Trees —
Longwood has one of the most historically significant tree collections in the region. This land was originally owned by William Penn, and later part of a 202-acre working farm and arboretum belonging to the Peirce family. The arboretum, known . . . Map (db m175052) HM
75Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough Township — An Engineer's Garden Reported permanently removed
Pierre S. du Pont graduated from MIT with a degree in chemistry and took courses in mechanical drawing, water analysis, and physics, among others. He was introduced to new technologies during visits to World's Fairs at the turn of the 20th century. . . . Map (db m87233) HM
76Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough Township — Italian Water Garden
Pierre du Pont, Longwood Gardens' founder, built this cool, shady fountain garden from 1925 to 1927. The basic layout of the garden is similar to one seen by Mr. and Mrs. du Pont at the Villa Gamberaia, near Florence, Italy, on their 1913 European . . . Map (db m87197) HM
77Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough Township — Italian Water Garden
Pierre S. du Pont's love of water and fountains are embodied in this Garden built from 1925-1927. Inspired by his early travels to Italy, he drew inspiration for Villa Gamberaia, near Florence for the basic design. Mr. du Pont planned every . . . Map (db m184220) HM
78Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough Township — Peirce's ParkAn Arboretum and Pleasure Ground — Heritage, Horticulture & Design —
The property that became Longwood Gardens was originally owned by Quaker farmer George Peirce, who purchased the land from William Penn in 1700. George Peirce's great-grandsons loved botany and began a collection of trees near the original . . . Map (db m87195) HM
79Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough Township — Peirce's WoodsWhere Nature and Design Meet — Heritage, Horticulture & Design —
Originally part of the Peirces' working farm, this seven-acre woodland garden has been meticulously planned using native plants. During the 19th century, the Peirce family tapped sugar maples on this site for syrup. They also . . . Map (db m184216) HM
80Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough Township — Peirce's WoodsYesterday, Today, and Tomorrow
The Peirce family, owners of this land from 1700 to 1905, collected and planted trees in rows near the house. By 1850, they had developed Peirce's Park, one of this nation's finest arboretums. The adjoining woodland is known as Peirce's Woods. In . . . Map (db m214644) HM
81Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough Township — Pierre S. du Pont, Fountain Visionary Reported permanently removed
Inspired by the success of the Italian Water Garden and Open Air Theatre fountains, Pierre S. du Pont unveiled the Main Fountain Garden in 1931. The goal was to rival the fountains he had seen in Europe and at the 1893 World Columbian Exposition in . . . Map (db m87214) HM
82Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Marlborough Township — The Peirce - du Pont HouseLongwood Heritage Exhibit
The Peirce-du Pont House takes its name from the two families who lived here for a combined total of over 200 years. When Pierre S. du Pont acquired Longwood from the Peirce family in 1906, his purchase included their early 18th-century farmhouse . . . Map (db m144179) HM
83Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Nantmeal Township — Colonel Thomas Bull1744 – 1837 — Founder and builder of Bulltown —
Patriot and Revolutionary War Hero * Commanded the Chester County “Flying Camp” Militia Regiment in American efforts to repel the British occupation of New York city * Captured upon surrender of Fort Washington and sent to infamous . . . Map (db m78172) HM
84Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Nantmeal Township — Welkinweir
This Property is Listed in The National Register of Historic Places By The United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m51486) HM
85Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Nottingham Township — Hopewell Historic District
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 . . . Map (db m8131) HM
86Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Pikeland Township — Graceanna Lewis(1821-1912)
An early female scientist considered one of the best educated female naturalists of her day, Lewis dedicated her life to the study of botany and zoology. She exhibited her Chart of the Animal Kingdom at the Centennial Exposition in 1876, and won . . . Map (db m84957) HM
87Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Vincent Township — Pennhurst State School & Hospital
Between 1908 and 1987, more than 10,500 Pennsylvanians with developmental disabilities lived here. Public controversy over the inhumane treatment of residents and two decades of complex litigation, including three arguments before the US Supreme . . . Map (db m32196) HM
88Pennsylvania, Chester County, East Whiteland Township — The Battle of the Clouds
To commemorate The Battle of the Clouds which took place on or near the present site of this college 16 September 1777Map (db m77077) HM
89Pennsylvania, Chester County, Easttown Township — Devon Horse Show
First held in 1896, it is the oldest and largest outdoor multibreed competition in the nation. It was declared a US Equestrian Federation Heritage Competition in 2010, the organization’s highest honor. Originally a modest one~day show intended to . . . Map (db m90719) HM
90Pennsylvania, Chester County, Easttown Township — Historic Waynesborough
Historic Waynesborough Birthplace and Ancestral Home of Major General Anthony Wayne 1745-1796Map (db m118666) HM
91Pennsylvania, Chester County, Franklin Township — Thomas McKean
The signer of the Declaration of Independence, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania and Governor, from 1799 to 1808, was born on this farm on March 19, 1734. Also active in the politics of Delaware, he encouraged Caesar Rodney to cast the deciding vote for . . . Map (db m39128) HM
92Pennsylvania, Chester County, Glen Mills — Squire Cheyney: Progressive FarmerSquire Cheyney Farm Park — Thornbury Township —
Squire Cheyney Farmhouse, 2006. Documentary evidence suggests the east part (right) of the house was built by 1797, the west part c. 1815, and the end shed c. 1830. The back of the west section was raised and the brick cornice was added . . . Map (db m188374) HM
93Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square — Crown Forces Encampment
By midday, Sept. 10, 1777, two Crown Force columns arrived at Kennett Square village. One column camped east of the village along the c.1723 road (McFarlan Road), while the other column camped along the c.1720 road (Route 82). Generals Howe, . . . Map (db m215259) HM
94Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square — Herb Pennock Park - A History
In 1971, Mr. John W. Manfredi approached the Kennett Borough Council about building a baseball field on what was a landfill in Kennett. He received approval and work began in the summer of 1971. Later that summer, Mr. Manfredi and his . . . Map (db m214791) HM
95Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square — Kennett Square — National Register of Historic Places - 1989 —
Borough of Kennett Square National Register Historic District ~>>>*<<<~ Incorporated 1855Map (db m50604) HM
96Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square — State Fencibles of Philadelphia Campsite
On the hill north of this marker the State Fencibles of Philadelphia camped in the summer of 1814 enroute to the defense of Baltimore during the War of 1812Map (db m102683) HM
97Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square — Wm. W. Fahey Post No. 491Kennett Square
records with pride the memory of those who served in the World War 1917----1918 It is the legacy of a grateful community to honor and revere for all time World War II Korea Vietnam Lebanon / Grenada Panama Persian . . . Map (db m214637) WM
98Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Township — Battle of Brandywine
On Sept. 11, 1777, an American force of about 11,000 men, commanded by Washington, attempted to halt a British advance into Pennsylvania. The Americans were defeated near Chadds Ford on Brandywine Creek by approximately 18,000 British and Hessian . . . Map (db m189469) HM
99Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Township — A48 — Battle of Brandywine
Howe planned two separate attacks against the American line. In early morning, the British Army divided here. Knyphausen’s troops went east to engage the center of the line at Chadd’s Ford, while a force under Cornwallis marched approximately 6 . . . Map (db m189468) HM
100Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Township — Historic Fairville Villagec. 1744
National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m193879) HM

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