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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Chadds Ford Township, Pennsylvania

 
Clickable Map of Delaware 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 Delaware County, PA (257) Chester County, PA (292) Montgomery County, PA (258) Philadelphia County, PA (1209) New Castle County, DE (626) Gloucester County, NJ (55)  DelawareCounty(257) Delaware County (257)  ChesterCounty(292) Chester County (292)  MontgomeryCounty(258) Montgomery County (258)  PhiladelphiaCounty(1209) Philadelphia County (1209)  NewCastleCountyDelaware(626) New Castle County (626)  GloucesterCountyNew Jersey(55) Gloucester County (55)
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Chadds Ford Township is in Delaware County
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1Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Gradient (Maple Tree), 2015James Welling (b. 1951) — Dye sublimation print on aluminum —
In July 2015, the Brandywine River Museum of Art commissioned James Welling to create a site-specific installation that explored the intersection of art and the environment. He photographed several locations around the grounds of the museum; one . . . Map (db m107783) HM
2Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Gradient (River Walk), 2015James Welling (b. 1951) — Dye sublimation print on aluminum —
In July 2015, the Brandywine River Museum of Art commissioned James Welling to create a site-specific installation that explored the intersection of art and the environment. He photographed several locations around the grounds of the museum; one . . . Map (db m107790) HM
3Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Helen, 1989André Harvey (b. 1941) — Bronze —
In this life-size sculpture, André Harvey captured the form and personality of a particular pig that he encountered in rural Pennsylvania. After modeling her in clay, Harvey created a small bronze sculpture of the pig, The Portrait Sitter . . . Map (db m107786) HM
4Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Miss Gratz, 1984J. Clayton Bright (b. 1946) — Bronze —
Born in Philadelphia, J. Clayton Bright began sculpting in the late 1970s. With the guidance of sculptor Eric Parks, he learned the process of cast sculpture using the lost wax technique. In 1984, the artist was commissioned by Mrs. Miles . . . Map (db m107794) HM
5Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — R. B. Monument, 2004Dan Ostermiller (b. 1956) — Bronze —
Born in Cheyenne, Wyoming, Dan Ostermiller focuses exclusively on animal forms, creating large-scale sculptures in bronze. The son of a taxidermist, the artist closely studied anatomy, and in his sculptures emphasizes the attributes of each . . . Map (db m107826) HM
6Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — 1704 HouseColonial home of William Brinton — National Register of Historic Places —
1704 House Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the History of the United . . . Map (db m187163) HM
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7Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Andrew Wyeth Studio
This repurposed late nineteenth-century schoolhouse served as Andrew Wyeth's studio from 1940 to 2008. Wyeth, one of America's best-known twentieth-century artists, created thousands of paintings and drawings here, inspired by the people, . . . Map (db m144338) HM
8Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Archie's Corner
Bullock Octagonal School Established 1838 by the School District of Birmingham Township (now Chadds Ford Township) These are the ruins of the Bullock Octagonal School. In 1838, the School District of Birmingham Township purchased "81 . . . Map (db m177511) HM
9Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford 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 m8277) HM
10Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Battle of Brandywine
The center of the American line, Wayne commanding, was near Chadds Ford and faced west. In late afternoon as Cornwallis was making the main assault on the American right wing, 3 miles north, Knyphausen's division of British and Hessians crossed . . . Map (db m8279) HM
11Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — A-51 — Battle of Brandywine
The battle ended just southwest of here at nightfall. With Howe and his troops holding the field, Washington’s force withdrew to Chester. Although he was wounded, Lafayette helped to reorganize the retreating troops, and Pulaski’s cavalry protected . . . Map (db m146793) HM
12Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Battle of Brandywine Final DefenseChadds Ford Township Pennsylvania
As pacifist Quakers, many Brinton family members abhorred the war that was closing in on their 1704 home. Near here, at dusk, on Sept. 11, 1777, two military actions by the Americans saved their retreat. General Greene's soldiers inflicted heavy . . . Map (db m194853) HM
13Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Brinton Run PreserveChadds Ford Township — North American Land Trust —
On September 11, 1777, the Brinton Run Preserve Property was the location of a final fight during the Battle of the Brandywine, just before the American troops retreated from British fire. Funding for the acquisition and permanent protection of . . . Map (db m195338) HM
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14Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Casimir Pulaski
Polish volunteer, commanded cavalry detachment helping to cover Washington's retreat from Brandywine, Sept. 11, 1777. As brigadier general, served Sept. 1777 - March 1778 as first overall commander of the Continental Army's cavalry. He was mortally . . . Map (db m8278) HM
15Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Chadds Ford Historical SocietyJohn Chads House
John Chads, heir to his father's 500-acre plantation along the Brandywine, commissioned a house, made of Brandywine bluestone, to be built on banks of the creek. The style and appointments of the house suggest moderate wealth. Its simplicity . . . Map (db m197399) HM
16Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Christian C. Sanderson1882-1966
More than any individual in his time, Christian Sanderson focused attention on the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777. He and his mother lived in Washington’s Headquarters, 1906-1922, where they entertained thousands of visitors. Leaving the . . . Map (db m13801) HM
17Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Gideon Gilpin House
At the time of the battle [of Brandywine], Gideon Gilpin, a Quaker farmer, lived here with his wife and six children. Gideon Gilpin owned 130 acres of farm land. After the battle, foraging soldiers plundered the property. The claim of losses . . . Map (db m13786) HM
18Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — John Chad's Housec. 1725 — National Register of Historic Places —
Proctor's American Artillery occupied several redoubts near this house at the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777Map (db m182628) HM WM
19Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Kuerner Farm
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America This farmstead and its adjacent fields served as both subject and setting for . . . Map (db m176093) HM
20Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Lafayette’s Headquarters
Sept. 10th and 11th 1777 -------------------- Delaware County Historical Society Sept. 10th 1910Map (db m31666) HM
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21Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — N.C. Wyeth House and Studio
has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America World renowned illustrator N.C. Wyeth purchased this property in 1911, . . . Map (db m176094) HM
22Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — The Chads Springhouse
The Chads' Springhouse predates the home of John Chads across the street. It was built to be both a springhouse and a residence with a corner fireplace in the living area and a sleeping loft above. It was probably built by John Wyeth Jr., the . . . Map (db m73827) HM
23Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — The John Chads House
Welcome to the 1725 John Chads House, the home of the ferryman and farmer for whom Chadds Ford was named. In 1968 Chadds Ford Historical Society purchased this charming bluestone building and has authentically restored it. Having fallen . . . Map (db m182929) HM
24Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — The National Arborist Association
and the International Society of Arboriculture jointly recognize this significant tree in this bicentennial year as having lived here at the time of the signing of our Constitution.Map (db m8280) HM
25Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — To Honor All Who Served in the Founding, Defense, and Preservation of Our Great Country
This Flagpole is Gratefully Dedicated by The Color Guard Pennsylvania Society of Sons of the Revolution 1988Map (db m73825) WM
26Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — Veterans Memorial
In memory of those who served in the Armed ForcesMap (db m152778) WM
27Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Chadds Ford Township — 271 — William Brinton 1704 House
William Brinton 1704 House has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1968 by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m187162) HM
 
 
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Dec. 1, 2022