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National Register Of Historic Places Listings In Eastern Chester County, Pennsylvania
This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
listings in eastern Chester County, Pennsylvania. This is intended to be a complete list of the properties and districts on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
in eastern Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. Eastern Chester County is defined for this list as being the municipalities south and east of a line extending from Phoenixville to Exton to West Chester. The locations of National Register properties and districts for which the latitude and longitude coordinates are included below, may be seen in a map.[1] There are 319 properties and districts listed on the Register in Chester County, including 7 National Historic Landmarks
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Pennsylvania Route 926
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Route 926 (PA 926) is a 26.2-mile-long (42.2 km) state route located west of Philadelphia
Philadelphia
in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The western terminus of the route is at PA 10 in Upper Oxford Township. The eastern terminus is at the West Chester Pike (PA 3) in the Philadelphia
Philadelphia
suburb of Willistown Township. The route is known as Street Road for its entire length. For 0.9 miles (1.4 km), PA 926 runs along the county line between Delaware and Chester Counties. The route passes through a mix of suburban and rural areas along its extent. PA 926 is two lanes and undivided its entire length. In colonial times, William Penn
William Penn
laid out a road in Marlborough Township called Marlborough Street
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West Whiteland Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
West Whiteland Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 18,274 at the 2010 census.Contents1 Geography 2 Demographics 3 See also 4 References 5 External linksGeography[edit] According to the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau, the township has a total area of 13.0 square miles (34 km2), of which 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.15%, is water. Demographics[edit]West Whiteland Township Building inside Main Street at Exton
Main Street at Exton
complexHistorical populationCensus Pop.%±1930 928—1940 1,07816.2%1950 1,57345.9%1960 4,412180.5%1970 7,14962.0%1980 9,58134.0%1990 12,40329.5%2000 16,49933.0%2010 18,27410.8%Est
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Schuylkill River
The Schuylkill River
River
(/ˈskuːlkɪl/ SKOOL-kil,[1] locally /ˈskuːkəl/ SKOO-kəl[2]) is an important river running west to east in eastern Pennsylvania, which was improved by navigations into the Schuylkill Canal. Several of its tributaries drain major parts of the center-southern and easternmost Coal
Coal
Regions in the state.[a] Originating from waters in the Anthracite
Anthracite
Coal
Coal
Region, millions of tons of coal enabling the iron and steel based industries of America's largest city[b] of the day used the waterway to supply some of the growing American energy needs
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Newtown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Newtown Township is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Prior to 1789 it was part of Chester County.[3] The population was 12,216 as of the 2010 census.Contents1 History1.1 Historic sites2 Geography2.1 Adjacent municipalities3 Demographics 4 Transportation 5 Arts and culture 6 Economy 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] The first mention of the township was in 1684, when Thomas Norbury and John Humphrey were appointed collectors of the "Levie for the cort house and Prison for ye Township of Newtowne".[4] Newtown Square was the name used for the townstead with the majority of early settlers being Welshmen. These Welsh "Friends" (Quakers) needed a road to facilitate their journey to meeting, the only established road at the time being Newtown Street Road, which ran north and south. As such, in 1687, an east-west road was laid out (Goshen Road) so the Friends could attend either Goshen or Haverford Meeting
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Willistown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Willistown Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 10,497 at the 2010 census. At the 1860 census, the population of Willistown was 1,521, and in 1980 it was 8,269.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Notable people 5 Education 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Originally settled by Lenni Lenape
Lenni Lenape
Native Americans, Willistown Township was part of the 50,000 acres (200 km2) Welsh Tract surveyed for William Penn
William Penn
in 1684. The Holmes Map of 1681 is the first reference to Willistown, calling it "Willeston". In 1704, Willistown was organized as a township. A Native American reservation was located here and is memorialized by a monument. The first roads in Willistown Township were Native American trails. In 1710, three cowpaths were established here: Goshen, Sugartown, and Boot
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Upper Providence Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Upper Providence Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 21,219.Contents1 History1.1 Schuylkill Canal 1.2 Railroads2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Government and politics 5 Communities 6 Education 7 Economy 8 References 9 External linksHistory[edit]This section needs expansion. You can help by adding to it. (March 2009)William Penn originally owned the land that is now Upper Providence. After selling off most of the land, he kept a large tract on the east side of the Schuylkill River, which included Upper and Lower Providence and parts of Perkiomen and Worchester. William Penn named the land “The Manor of Gilberts” after his mother’s maiden name. The first person to settle in this area was Edward Lane, who bought 2,500 acres of land from William Penn in 1701. Edward and his wife established the Episcopal church in Lower Providence
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Thornbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Thornbury Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,017 at the 2010 census. It is adjacent to, and was once joined with, Thornbury Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.Contents1 History 2 Points of interest 3 Geography 4 Demographics 5 Notable residents 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] Thornbury Township was organized in 1687 with the appointment of Hugh Durborrow as constable and received its name from Thornbury, in Gloucestershire, England. At the time not more than five or six families lived within the limits of the township. George Peirce, one of the earliest and most influential inhabitants of the township, had a wife who was a native of Thornbury, in England, and the township was purportedly named to compliment her
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West Goshen Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
West Goshen Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 21,866 at the 2010 census. In 2013, Money Magazine
Money Magazine
voted West Goshen as the 10th best place to live in America. West Goshen has also been ranked in the top 15 places to live in America from 2014 to 2017 and is also at the top of best neighborhoods to raise a family in Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
every year. The headquarters for QVC
QVC
is in West Goshen Township, though its address is in West Chester. West Goshen Township is also where the headquarters for A. Duie Pyle Trucking, Teva Pharmaceuticals, and Lasko Industries are located
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U.S. Route 30
I‑5 / I‑84 at Portland, OR I‑15 at Pocatello, ID I‑25 at Cheyenne, WY I‑29 at Missouri Valley, IA I‑35 at Ames, IA I‑55 / I‑80 at Joliet, IL I‑65 at Merrillville, IN I‑75 at Beaverdam, OH SR 21 at Massillon, OH I‑77 at Canton, OH I‑70 / I‑76 at Breezewood, PA I‑95 at Philadelphia, PAEast end Virginia Avenue/Absecon Boulevard in Atlantic City, NJLocationStates Oregon, Idaho, Wyoming, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania, New JerseyHighway system United States
United States
Numbered Highway SystemList Special Divided Replaced U.S. Route 30
U.S. Route 30
(US 30) is an east–west main route of the system of United States
United States
Numbered Highways, with the highway traveling across the northern tier of the country. It is the third longest U.S. route, after U.S. Route 20
U.S. Route 20
and U.S. Route 6
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Charlestown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Charlestown Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 5,671 at the 2010 census.[3] Part of the Valley Forge Christian College's campus, formerly the location of the Valley Forge General Hospital, is located in Charlestown Township. The other part is located in Schuylkill Township. The campus straddles the township line.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Education 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksHistory[edit] The Charlestown Village Historic District, Middle Pickering Rural Historic District, Martin-Little House, Oskar G
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Westtown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Westtown Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 10,827 at the 2010 census.Contents1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Political representation 5 Township officials 6 Education 7 References 8 External linksHistory[edit] County Bridge No. 148
County Bridge No. 148
was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[3] Geography[edit] According to the United States
United States
Census
Census
Bureau, the township has a total area of 8.8 square miles (23 km2), of which 8.7 square miles (23 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2), or 0.23%, is water. Demographics[edit]Historical populationCensus Pop.%±1930 785—1940 91216.2%1950 9949.0%1960 1,94795.9%1970 5,069160.3%1980 6,77433.6%1990 9,93746.7%2000 10,3524.2%2010 10,8274.6%Est
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National Park Service
The National Park Service
National Park Service
(NPS) is an agency of the United States federal government that manages all national parks, many national monuments, and other conservation and historical properties with various title designations.[1] It was created on August 25, 1916, by Congress through the National Park Service
National Park Service
Organic Act[2] and is an agency of the United States Department of the Interior
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Pennsylvania Route 113
Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
Route 113 (PA 113) is a 46.9-mile-long (75.5 km) state route in eastern Pennsylvania. The southern terminus of the route is at U.S. Route 30 Business (US 30 Bus.) in Downingtown. Its northern terminus is at PA 611 in Tinicum Township. The route is signed as north–south although its exact alignment follows a northeast-southwest routing. The route serves Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks counties, passing through Lionville, Phoenixville, Trappe, Skippack, Harleysville, Souderton, and Silverdale along the way. PA 113 was originally designated by 1927 to run from PA 23 and PA 29 in Phoenixville to US 1 and PA 101 in Penndel. By 1930, PA 113 was extended from Phoenixville southwest to US 30 in Downingtown and south from Penndel to US 13 in Eddington. The route was moved to its current alignment between Phoenixville and Rahns in 1937, switching routes with PA 29
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Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania
Tredyffrin Township ( /trɪˈdɪfrɪn/ Welsh: [trɛ'dɘfrɪn]) is a township located in eastern Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 29,332 at the 2010 census. Originally settled in the late 17th century, Tredyffrin is bounded by Delaware and Montgomery counties. It includes on its northern boundary a small part of Valley Forge
Valley Forge
National Historical Park, where George Washington encamped during the American War of Independence. Tredyffrin and the entire Great Valley region also have many limestone deposits. Unincorporated communities within Tredyffrin Township include Chesterbrook, Strafford, a portion of Paoli, and a portion of Wayne, Howellville (the intersection of Swedesford and Howellville Roads) and East Howellville (along Howellville Road, west of the intersection of Howellville Road and the border between Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships)
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National Historic Landmark
A National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
(NHL) is a building, district, object, site, or structure that is officially recognized by the United States government for its outstanding historical significance. Of over 90,000 places listed on the country's National Register of Historic Places, only some 2,500 are recognized as National Historic Landmarks. A National Historic Landmark
National Historic Landmark
District may include contributing properties that are buildings, structures, sites or objects, and it may include non-contributing properties
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