Bucktown, Pennsylvania

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Bucktown
Unincorporated village
Bucktown is located in Pennsylvania
Bucktown
Bucktown
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°10′29″N 75°39′44″W / 40.17472°N 75.66222°W / 40.17472; -75.66222Coordinates: 40°10′29″N 75°39′44″W / 40.17472°N 75.66222°W / 40.17472; -75.66222
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Township South Coventry
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)

Bucktown is a historic, unincorporated village within South Coventry Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. Located at the intersection of Route 23 and Route 100, it is home to the Owen J. Roberts School District's main campus.

Much like the other surrounding villages in Northern Chester County, Bucktown contains a rich sense of historical architecture dating back to the 1700 and 1800's. The cross roads features a bustling commercial scene that includes a gas station, 2 banks, a church, several restaurants, a car dealership, auto mechanic, hair salon, as well as an equine store.

A large dairy farm named Ridglea Farms used to exist just next to Bucktown. The farm consisted of a dairy store, restaurant and farm. However in the year 2000, the land that was farmed by Lester High for many years was sold to the development company Realan Properties, who built a large-scale development. The plans included 161 homes as well as an assisted living facility (much to the dismay of South Coventry residents). Fortunately, the Ridge Restaurant was spared by the construction plans and is still popular with locals. [1]

Bucktown took its name from Buck Tavern which stood upon one of the corners since 1790. In 1883 it had only six houses and a hotel.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "WVU Libraries: EZProxy". Retrieved 15 November 2014. 
  2. ^ "Bucktown". Retrieved 15 November 2014.