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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 (301) Berks County, PA (271) Delaware County, PA (257) Lancaster County, PA (460) Montgomery County, PA (259) New Castle County, DE (716) Cecil County, MD (181)  ChesterCounty(301) Chester County (301)  BerksCounty(271) Berks County (271)  DelawareCounty(257) Delaware County (257)  LancasterCounty(460) Lancaster County (460)  MontgomeryCounty(259) Montgomery County (259)  NewCastleCountyDelaware(716) New Castle County (716)  CecilCountyMaryland(181) Cecil County (181)
West Chester is the county seat for Chester County
Adjacent to Chester County, Pennsylvania
      Berks County (271)  
      Delaware County (257)  
      Lancaster County (460)  
      Montgomery County (259)  
      New Castle County, Delaware (716)  
      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, Chadds Ford, Kennett Township — Historic Fairville Villagec. 1744
National Register of Historic PlacesMap (db m193879) HM
5Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chadds Ford, Pennsbury Township — Barns-Brinton House1714
Barns-Brinton House 1714 National Register of Historic Places Map (db m146699) HM
6Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chadds Ford, Pennsbury Township — Barns-Brinton HouseChadds Ford Historical Society
In the early 1700s, blacksmith William Barns foresaw the need for a tavern on "ye Great Road to Nottingham,” a major highway between Philadelphia and Maryland. In 1714, he built a structure with distinctive Flenish bond brickwork and a . . . Map (db m193930) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chadds Ford, Pennsbury Township — Battle of Brandywine
September 11, 1777 on this site and along this corridor, 800 continental soldiers under General "Scotch Willie" Maxwell engaged some 8000 British Troops. So began the Battle of Brandywine. Taking advantage of terrain and cover of woods, Maxwell's . . . Map (db m168933) HM
8Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chadds Ford, Pennsbury Township — Knyphausen's FeintPennsbury Township -- 1770 -- Chester County
The 1714 Barns-Brinton House witnessed the beginning actions of the Battle of Brandywine with the first shots fired west of this location. On Sept. 11, 1777, early morning, General Knyphausen's Crown Force column marched east on the c.1743 . . . Map (db m196466) HM
9Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chadds Ford, Pennsbury Township — The Barns-Brinton House
Welcome to the Barns-Brinton House, built in 1714 by William Barns for use as a tavern and private home. The Chadds Ford Historical Society purchased this handsome brick building in 1969, and has authentically restored it and furnished it as a . . . Map (db m193846) HM
10Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chester Springs, West Pikeland Township — Chester Springs
Earlier known as Yellow Springs. Resort since 1750. Washington's headquarters, Sept. 17, 1777, after Battle of Brandywine. Hospital for his soldiers during the winter encampment at Valley Forge, 1777-1778.Map (db m34750) HM
11Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chester Springs, West Pikeland Township — Chester Springs
Formerly Yellow Springs A Revolutionary Hospital Built by authority of Congress in 1777 stood about one hundred yards north of this point. Many Revolutionary soldiers who died in itare buried in this vicinity.Dr. Samuel Kennedyits director and . . . Map (db m134162) HM
12Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chester Springs, West Pikeland Township — Good News Productions1952 - 1974
In 1952, Good News Productions (GNP) purchased the property and buildings of the village of Yellow Springs and brought the movie industry to this rural community. The primary goal of GNP was to produce religious films in this creative and artistic . . . Map (db m35964) HM
13Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chester Springs, West Pikeland Township — Lightfoot MillMill at Anselma
Built c.1747 by Samuel Lightfoot, this mill provided feed and grain to the local community and exemplifies a turning point in American industrial technology. A rare surviving example of a colonial-era custom water-powered grist mill, its horizontal . . . Map (db m51310) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chesterbrook, Tredyffrin Township — Anthony Wayne
Colonel Chester Co., Battalion of Minute Men July 21, 1775 Colonel 4th Penna. Infantry Battalion January 3, 1776 Brig. General Continental Army February 21, 1777 to November 3, 1783 Brevetted Major General September 30, 1783 “Resolved . . . Map (db m5673) HM
15Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chesterbrook, Tredyffrin Township — Generals and Cattle Raids
The First and Second Pennsylvania Brigades, temporarily commanded by Brigadier General Anthony Wayne, encamped in this area. About 800 men served in each of the sixteen brigades at Valley Forge. An estimated 34,577 pounds of meat and 168 barrels . . . Map (db m5694) HM
16Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chesterbrook, Tredyffrin Township — Pennsylvania Columns
< Right Column > John Armstrong     Brigadier General J. Peter G. Muhlenberg     Brigadier General William Irvine     3rd Penna Battalion Joseph Reed     Adjutant General < Left Column > Josiah Harman     Lieutenant Colonel Thomas . . . Map (db m28928) HM
17Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chesterbrook, Tredyffrin Township — Pennsylvania DivisionContinental Army — Valley Forge   December 19 1777   June 18 1778 —
Brigadier General Anthony Wayne First Brigade Colonel Thomas Hartley commanding 1st Regiment Infantry ---------- Colonel James Chambers Raised July 1 1776   Mutered out November 3 1783 2d Regiment Infantry ---------- Colonel Henry Bicker Raised . . . Map (db m28846) HM
18Pennsylvania, Chester County, Chesterbrook, Tredyffrin Township — Virginia
This marker is placed at the encampment site of regiments of the Commonwealth of Virginia to commemorate the officers and men of Virginia which area, at that time, encompassed what is now the state of West Virginia. These Virginians were wintered . . . Map (db m77118) HM
19Pennsylvania, 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
20Pennsylvania, 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
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21Pennsylvania, 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
22Pennsylvania, 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
23Pennsylvania, 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 m216053) HM
24Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Charles Lukens Huston House
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25Pennsylvania, 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
26Pennsylvania, 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
27Pennsylvania, 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
28Pennsylvania, 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
29Pennsylvania, 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
30Pennsylvania, 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
31Pennsylvania, 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
32Pennsylvania, 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
33Pennsylvania, 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
34Pennsylvania, 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
35Pennsylvania, 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
36Pennsylvania, 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
37Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville — Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men & women who helped preserve a free nationMap (db m205640) WM
38Pennsylvania, 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
39Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, 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
40Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, 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
41Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, 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
42Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, 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
43Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, Newlin Township — Here Rests Indian Hannah~ Hannah Freeman ~ — The last living Native American in Chester County, PA —
Here Rests Indian Hannah The Last of the Lenni-Lenape Indians in Chester County who died in 1802 — Marked by Chester County Historical Society 1909Map (db m82070) HM
44Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, Newlin Township — Indian Hannah1730-1802
Indian Hannah 1730-1802 The last of the tribe of Lenni-Lenape in Chester CountyMap (db m159605) HM
45Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, Newlin Township — Site of Mason & Dixon’s “Stargazing” Observatory — 1764 —
Site of Mason & Dixon’s “Stargazing” Observatory 1764 In the roadbed near this stone, a square iron spike marks the original location of the astronomical observatory used by surveyor-astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in the . . . Map (db m193204) HM
46Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, Newlin Township — The Star Gazers' Stone
The Star-Gazers’ Stone Erected in 1764 by Mason and Dixon in locating the Pennsylvania-Maryland Boundary Line Being 15 miles North thereof and 31 miles due West of Philadelphia. Here they also measured a degree of Latitude on the Earth’s surface . . . Map (db m159604) HM
47Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, Newlin Township — views of the pastChesLen Preserve
Welcome to the 1,282-acre ChesLen Preserve, one of the region's largest private nature preserves. ChesLen was the vision of philanthropist H.F. "Gerry" Lenfest, whose donation of 568 acres to Natural Lands inspired Chester County to transfer . . . Map (db m192998) HM
48Pennsylvania, Chester County, Coatesville, Newlin Township — Walking the LineThe Province of Pennsylvania — The Province of Maryland —
In 1763, nearly 240 years before the widespread use of GPS, surveyors and astronomers Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon came to the New World to end a bloody, 80-year boundary dispute between Pennsylvania and Maryland. Their survey, which . . . Map (db m192485) HM
49Pennsylvania, 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
50Pennsylvania, Chester County, Cochranville, Upper Oxford Township — Villa Nova
One of five one-room schools of Upper Oxford Township, Villa Nova (1866-1954) was the elementary school of nationally decorated Vietnam War hero, PFC. Robert "Bobby" A. Davis, (1940-1965). Bobby was the first in Chester County to be mortally wounded . . . Map (db m158947) HM
51Pennsylvania, Chester County, Devon, 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
52Pennsylvania, Chester County, Devon, Tredyffrin Township — Berwyn School Fight
In 1932, Tredyffrin and Easttown school districts began segregating their elementary schools. Local Black families and supporters met at Mt. Zion A.M.E. Church and planned to fight this discrimination. The resulting boycott deprived affected . . . Map (db m205616) HM
53Pennsylvania, Chester County, Devon, Tredyffrin Township — Captain Benjamin Bartholomew
Capt'n. Benjamin Bartholomew was born in Great Valley in the County of Chester State of Pennsylvania February 16th anno dom 1752. At the earliest period of the Revolutionary War he left his plough, and with a heart glowing with patriotism assumed . . . Map (db m28104) HM
54Pennsylvania, Chester County, Devon, Tredyffrin Township — Scouter's Grove
Dedicated to the Youth and Leaders of Troop 106 Serving the Community Since June 1, 1957Map (db m136007) HM
55Pennsylvania, Chester County, Devon, Tredyffrin Township — The Baptist Church in the Great Valley
Organized in 1711 by Welsh families, it is the third oldest Baptist church in the State and the mother of eight nearby congregations. The present building, the second, was erected in 1805.Map (db m28102) HM
56Pennsylvania, Chester County, Downingtown — Downingtown Log House- Circa 1701 -
DowningtownLog House Has been placed on the National Register Of Historic PlacesMap (db m134163) HM
57Pennsylvania, 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
58Pennsylvania, 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
59Pennsylvania, Chester County, Downingtown, 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
60Pennsylvania, Chester County, Downingtown, 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
61Pennsylvania, Chester County, Downingtown, 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
62Pennsylvania, 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
63Pennsylvania, 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
64Pennsylvania, 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
65Pennsylvania, 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
66Pennsylvania, 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 m214786) HM
67Pennsylvania, Chester County, Elverson, 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
68Pennsylvania, Chester County, Elverson, Warwick Township — Warwick Furnace — Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 1976 —
Built 1737 by Anna Nutt and Co. Made first Franklin stoves, 1742. Supplied shot and cannon for American revolutionists. Furnace a mile and a half away on side road; iron mines a mile west on the highway.Map (db m158387) HM
69Pennsylvania, Chester County, Ercildoun, 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
70Pennsylvania, Chester County, Exton, West Whiteland Township — Weaver’s Cottage
This stone home was erected circa 1798 on the foundation of an 18th century Log Building owned by John Quinn, Weaver and the original proprietor of the township's first Tavern, The Fox Chase Inn. For many years the cottage was associated with . . . Map (db m168940) HM
71Pennsylvania, Chester County, Frazer, 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
72Pennsylvania, 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
73Pennsylvania, Chester County, Glen Mills, Thornbury Township — Historic Agricultural Landscape: Preserved for the Public GoodSquire Cheyney Farm Park — Thornbury Township —
A Chester Creek Meadow, Cheyney, Pa., c. 1906. (From the Keith Lockhart Collection) Farming in Thornbury Township When Pennsylvania settlers ventured into Thornbury Township in the 1680s, the land was not heavily forested. . . . Map (db m188432) HM
74Pennsylvania, Chester County, Glenmoore, Wallace Township — Edward Hunter Homestead — The Third presiding Bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints —
Edward Hunter was the third presiding bishop of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons). Born 22 June 1793 in Newtown Square, PA he moved to his home in 1830. In an agreement with the community he built on this property the West . . . Map (db m119872) HM
75Pennsylvania, Chester County, Glenmoore, Wallace Township — Springton Manor
The largest reserved estate of the Penns in Chester County. It was first authorized by William Penn as a 10,000 acre tract in 1701. After resurvey in 1730, it contained 8,313 acres, including most of present Wallace Township. The southern boundary . . . Map (db m84961) HM
76Pennsylvania, Chester County, Honey Brook — Former Honey Brook (Waynesburg) Railroad Station
*March 3, 1854 East Brandywine & Waynesburg Railroad Chartered *Between 1860-1869 railroad completed and in operation from Downingtown *1884 The station name changed from Waynesburg to Honey Brook *August 15, 1861 The train makes it's first . . . Map (db m218472) HM
77Pennsylvania, Chester County, Honey Brook — Veterans Memorial
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78Pennsylvania, Chester County, Honey Brook — War Memorial
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79Pennsylvania, Chester County, Honey Brook — Wawassan American Legion Post No. 422 Officers and Directors
This plaque is dedicated on the 7th day of November 1992 in honor of the post's Officers and the Home Association Directors holding office when the Post Home was dedicated on the 30th day of May 1950 John . . . Map (db m218485) HM
80Pennsylvania, Chester County, Honey Brook — Wawassan American Legion Post No. 422 Original Officers and Charter Members
This plaque is dedicated on the 7th day of November 1992 in honor of the post's original officers and charter members on the 29th day of October 1919 Ralph E. Little-Commander • Harry F. Stauffer-Vice Commander . . . Map (db m218484) HM WM
81Pennsylvania, Chester County, Honey Brook — World Wars Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of those from our community who gave their lives in the service of our country during the Great Wars 1917 - 1918 Grover C. White 1941 - 1945 Thomas W. Cairns • Allan D. Good • John M. Hughes • Edward D. . . . Map (db m218475) WM
82Pennsylvania, 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
83Pennsylvania, 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 m215260) HM
84Pennsylvania, 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
85Pennsylvania, 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 1812 Spectamur agendoMap (db m214799) HM
86Pennsylvania, 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
87Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square, 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
88Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square, 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
89Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square, 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
90Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square, 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
91Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square, 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
92Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square, Kennett Township — Indian Hannah Birthplace1730 - 1802
Indian Hannah The last of the Indians in Chester County was born in the vale about 300 yards to the East on the land of the protector of her people the Quaker assemblyman William Webb Her mother was Indian Sarah and her grandmother . . . Map (db m214642) HM
93Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square, Kennett Township — Isaac & Dinah Mendenhall(1806-82) / (1807-89)
Quaker abolitionists, the Mendenhalls harbored freedom seekers on the Underground Railroad in their nearby home, Oakdale. Originally members of Old Kennett Meeting, which became divided on the issue of slavery, they helped found Longwood Progressive . . . Map (db m146700) HM
94Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square, Kennett Township — Longwood Progressive Quaker Meeting House
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m175054) HM
95Pennsylvania, Chester County, Kennett Square, New Garden Township — The Manor of Steyning
The Manor of Steyning of 15,500 acres patented by William Penn for "Fatherly Love" and one beaver skin yearly to his daughter Laetitia Penn at Philadelphia, October 23, 1701 is here marked on its western line adjoining . . . Map (db m52068) HM
96Pennsylvania, Chester County, Landenberg, London Britain Township — Minguannan Indian Town
Minguannan Indian Town Was Located Here The Chief Machaloha or Owhala and his people of the Unami Group * Their Totem * The Tortoise * of the Lenni-Lenape or Delawares Sold To William Penn The Lands between Delaware . . . Map (db m168374) HM
97Pennsylvania, Chester County, Lincoln University, 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
98Pennsylvania, Chester County, Lincoln University, Lower Oxford Township — Lincoln University
Chartered as Ashmun Institute, April 29, 1854. Founded by Rev. John Miller Dickey for the purpose of providing liberal higher education for people of African ancestry in America. In 1866, it became Lincoln University, interracial and international.Map (db m8132) HM
99Pennsylvania, Chester County, Lincoln University, Upper Oxford Township — Amos House
In memory of Sarah Hunter Amos, widow of Thomas Henry Amos who was a graduate of the first class of Ashmun Institute (later renamed Lincoln University), ordained as a Presbyterian minister and served in Monrovia, Liberia as the first black . . . Map (db m136654) HM
100Pennsylvania, Chester County, Lincoln University, Upper Oxford Township — Hosanna Meeting House
Founded by free Blacks who had settled in this area, it was first known as the "African Meeting House," Formally organized in 1843 as an African Union Methodist Protestant church. A station stop on the Underground Railroad, its many visitors . . . Map (db m145814) HM

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