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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Birmingham Township, 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; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Chester County, PA (236) Berks County, PA (257) Delaware County, PA (196) Lancaster County, PA (348) Montgomery County, PA (234) New Castle County, DE (428) Cecil County, MD (167)  ChesterCounty(236) Chester County (236)  BerksCounty(257) Berks County (257)  DelawareCounty(196) Delaware County (196)  LancasterCounty(348) Lancaster County (348)  MontgomeryCounty(234) Montgomery County (234)  NewCastleCountyDelaware(428) New Castle County (428)  CecilCountyMaryland(167) Cecil County (167)
Location of Birmingham Township, Pennsylvania
    Chester County (236)
    Berks County (257)
    Delaware County (196)
    Lancaster County (348)
    Montgomery County (234)
    New Castle County, Delaware (428)
    Cecil County, Maryland (167)
 
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1Pennsylvania (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
2Pennsylvania (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
3Pennsylvania (Chester County), Birmingham Township — Birmingham Friends Meeting House
Erected in 1763 Used as a hospital after The Battle of Brandywine September 11, 1777Map (db m41301) HM
4Pennsylvania (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 m73804) HM
5Pennsylvania (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
6Pennsylvania (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
7Pennsylvania (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 m67281) HM
8Pennsylvania (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
9Pennsylvania (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
10Pennsylvania (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
11Pennsylvania (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
12Pennsylvania (Chester County), Birmingham Township — Osborne Hill
Est 1740 General Howe Command Post September 11, 1777Map (db m77129) HM
13Pennsylvania (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
14Pennsylvania (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 in . . . Map (db m73808) HM
15Pennsylvania (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
16Pennsylvania (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 m8244) HM
17Pennsylvania (Chester County), Birmingham Township — William Darlington Birthplace~ 1782 ~
The Birthplace of the Eminent Botanist William Darlington M.D. 1782 – 1863 Marked by the Chester County Historical Society 1913Map (db m66709) HM
 
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