List of Pennsylvania state historical markers in Chester County

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Location of Chester County in Pennsylvania

This is a list of the Pennsylvania state historical markers in Chester County.

This is intended to be a complete list of the official state historical markers placed in Chester County, Pennsylvania, by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The locations of the historical markers, as well as the latitude and longitude coordinates as provided by the PHMC's database, are included below when available. There are 63 historical markers located in Chester County.[1]


Historical markers[edit]

Marker title Image Date dedicated Location Marker type Topics
American Light Infantry (The) PyleNationmakersPre1911.jpg Saturday, September 11, 1915 US 1 (N side), 1 mile W of Chadds Ford Plaque American Revolution, Military
Ann Preston, M.D. (1813-1872) Ann Preston 1867.jpg Saturday, March 22, 2008 225 State Rd., West Grove
39°49′13″N 75°48′46″W / 39.8204°N 75.8127°W / 39.8204; -75.8127 (Ann Preston, M.D.)
Roadside African American, Medicine & Science, Religion, Underground Railroad, Women
Baptist Church in the Great Valley, The Great Valley Baptist.JPG Saturday, April 21, 1951 SR 1007 (Valley Forge Rd.), .4 mile SE of Pa. 252, Tredyffrin Twp.
40°06′00″N 75°27′47″W / 40.10007°N 75.46307°W / 40.10007; -75.46307 (Baptist Church in the Great Valley, The)
Roadside Religion
Battle of Brandywine Brandywine Flag.svg Tuesday, March 18, 1952 Pa. 842 at intersection SR 3061 SW of West Chester Roadside American Revolution, Military
Battle of Brandywine Brandywine Flag.svg Tuesday, March 18, 1952 U.S. 1, 1 mile E of Kennett Square
39°51′30″N 75°41′23″W / 39.8582°N 75.68982°W / 39.8582; -75.68982 (Battle of Brandywine)
Roadside American Revolution, George Washington, Military
Battle of Brandywine Brandywine Flag.svg Tuesday, March 18, 1952 U.S. 1, 1 mile E of Kennett Square Roadside American Revolution, George Washington, Military
Battle of Brandywine Brandywine Flag.svg Tuesday, March 18, 1952 Pa. 926 at intersection SR 1001 (Birmingham Rd.) W of Darlington Corners, West Chester Roadside American Revolution, Military
Bayard Rustin BayardRustinAug1963-LibraryOfCongress.jpg Thursday, February 16, 1995 At the school, Lincoln & Montgomery Aves., West Chester City African American, Civil Rights, Education
Birmingham Friends Meeting House Birmingham Friends Meeting.jpg September 1915 Wall of Meetinghouse, SR 2001 (Birmingham Rd.), .5 mile SE of PA 926, West Chester Plaque American Revolution, Buildings, Medicine & Science, Military, Religion
Brandywine Mansion Brandywine Mansion.JPG Thursday, July 25, 1985 102 S. 1st Ave., Coatesville
39°58′50″N 75°49′18″W / 39.98052°N 75.82168°W / 39.98052; -75.82168 (Brandywine Mansion)
Roadside Buildings, Business & Industry, Iron, Mansions & Manors
Chester County Chester County Courthouse.jpg Tuesday, October 26, 1982 County Courthouse, N. High St., West Chester
39°57′36″N 75°36′17″W / 39.95997°N 75.60482°W / 39.95997; -75.60482 (Chester County)
City American Revolution, Early Settlement, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 17th Century, Military, William Penn
Chester Springs YellowSpringsTavern.jpeg Thursday, May 13, 1948 Pa. 113 at Chester Springs
40°05′43″N 75°37′03″W / 40.0953°N 75.61762°W / 40.0953; -75.61762 (Chester Springs)
Roadside American Revolution, George Washington, Medicine & Science, Military, Sports
Dilworthtown - PLAQUE Flag of the United Kingdom.svg September 1915 SR 2001 (Birmingham Rd.) & Old Wilmington Pike, Dilworthtown
39°53′59″N 75°34′02″W / 39.8996°N 75.5671°W / 39.8996; -75.5671 (Dilworthtown - PLAQUE)
Plaque American Revolution, Military
Dr. Charlotte Moore Sitterly (1898-1990) TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, September 24, 2005 640 Buck Run Rd., East Fallowfield Township Roadside Medicine & Science, Religion, Women
Duffy's Cut Mass Grave Duffys Cut Pipes 1.jpg Friday, June 18, 2004 King Rd. at Sugartown Rd., Malvern
40°02′01″N 75°31′47″W / 40.0335°N 75.5296°W / 40.0335; -75.5296 (Duffy's Cut Mass Grave)
Roadside Business & Industry, Ethnic & Immigration, Labor, Medicine & Science, Railroads
Evan Pugh, Ph.D. Evan Pugh.jpg Saturday, September 26, 1964 Jordan Bank Elem. School, S. Fifth and Hodgson streets, Oxford City Agriculture, Education, Environment, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations
Frederick Douglass (1818-1895) FrederickDouglass-1848.jpg Wednesday, February 01, 2006 West Chester Univ. campus, between Library and Main Hall, facing High St.
39°57′08″N 75°35′50″W / 39.95235°N 75.59732°W / 39.95235; -75.59732 (Frederick Douglass)
Roadside African American, Civil Rights, Education, Government & Politics 19th Century, Military, Publishing
G. Raymond Rettew Penicillin-nucleus-3D-balls.png Tuesday, September 17, 2002 Walnut & Chestnut Streets, West Chester
39°57′43″N 75°36′17″W / 39.96182°N 75.60485°W / 39.96182; -75.60485 (G. Raymond Rettew)
Roadside Business & Industry, Medicine & Science, Military, Military Post-Civil War, Professions & Vocations
Gen. Anthony Wayne Anthony Wayne.jpg Wednesday, April 13, 1949 U.S. 30 at junction Pa. 252 E of Paoli
40°02′31″N 75°28′36″W / 40.042°N 75.4767°W / 40.042; -75.4767 (Gen. Anthony Wayne)
Roadside American Revolution, French & Indian War, Military, Native American
General Lafayette Marquis de Lafayette 2.jpg Saturday, June 09, 1951 NW corner, N. Church & W. Lafayette Sts., West Chester
39°57′55″N 75°36′36″W / 39.96523°N 75.61°W / 39.96523; -75.61 (General Lafayette)
City American Revolution, Military
General Sir William Howe WilliamHowe1777ColorMezzotint.jpeg Tuesday, August 19, 1947 U.S. 202, 2.9 miles NE of Paoli (Missing) Roadside American Revolution, Military
Great Minquas Path TransparentPlaceholder.png Tuesday, June 26, 1951 Business U.S. 322, 1 mile SE of West Chester
39°56′54″N 75°35′38″W / 39.9483°N 75.5938°W / 39.9483; -75.5938 (Great Minquas Path)
Roadside Native American, Paths & Trails, Transportation
Great Trail (The) - Minquas or Susquehanna Indians- PLAQUE TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, November 14, 1925 US 202 & 322, at Church Ave., 1/2 mile S of West Chester
39°56′54″N 75°35′38″W / 39.9483°N 75.5938°W / 39.9483; -75.5938 (Great Trail, The - Minquas or Susquehanna Indians- PLAQUE)
Plaque Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Native American, Paths & Trails
Great Valley Mill Great Valley Mill.JPG Tuesday, August 19, 1947 U.S. 202, 1.5 miles NE of Paoli (Missing) Roadside Buildings, Business & Industry, Mills
Hopewell Historic District Hopewell House PA.jpg Sunday, November 10, 1996 Intersection of Hopewell & Lower Hopewell Roads, Lower Oxford & E. Nottingham Twps. Roadside Agriculture, Business & Industry, Education
Hopewell Village Hopewell Furnace.JPG Thursday, August 05, 1948 Pa. 345 at Warwick, just N of junction Pa. 23
39°46′47″N 76°01′01″W / 39.7796°N 76.017°W / 39.7796; -76.017 (Hopewell Village)
Roadside Business & Industry, Furnaces, Iron
Horace Pippin TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, June 09, 1979 327 Gay St., West Chester
39°57′30″N 75°36′37″W / 39.9583°N 75.61037°W / 39.9583; -75.61037 (Horace Pippin)
City African American, Artists
Hosanna Meeting House TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, May 09, 1992 Old U.S. 1 (Baltimore Pike) N of Lincoln University campus, Lower Oxford Twp.
39°48′41″N 75°55′31″W / 39.8115°N 75.9253°W / 39.8115; -75.9253 (Hosanna Meeting House)
Roadside African American, Houses & Homesteads, Religion, Underground Railroad
Ida Ella Ruth Jones (1874-1959) TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, October 23, 2004 Pa. 82 (Doe Run Rd.) at Rokeby Rd., East Fallowfield
39°56′23″N 75°49′58″W / 39.93978°N 75.83278°W / 39.93978; -75.83278 (Ida Ella Ruth Jones)
Roadside African American, Artists, Women
Indian Hannah (1730-1802) - PLAQUE TransparentPlaceholder.png September 1925 PA 52 (E side), .2 mile N of junction US 1, Kennett Square
39°52′21″N 75°40′07″W / 39.8724°N 75.6687°W / 39.8724; -75.6687 (Indian Hannah - PLAQUE)
Plaque Government & Politics 18th Century, Native American, Religion
John Beale Bordley John Beale Bordley 1999.27.42.jpg Wednesday, February 25, 1953 SR 3062 (Strasburg Rd.) just off Pa. 162, 1.6 miles W of Marshalltown Roadside Agriculture, Environment, Invention, Professions & Vocations
John F. Fritz TransparentPlaceholder.png Monday, August 16, 1954 Pa. 41, 2.8 miles SE of Cochranville (Missing) Roadside Business & Industry, Invention, Iron, Professions & Vocations, Steel
John G. Parke John Parke - Brady-Handy.jpg Monday, July 22, 1968 Business US 30 at Veterans Hospital, near N Caln Rd., E of Coatesville
39°59′19″N 75°47′36″W / 39.98853°N 75.79345°W / 39.98853; -75.79345 (John G. Parke)
Roadside Civil War, Environment, Government & Politics, Military, Professions & Vocations
Joseph T. Rothrock Joseph T Rothrock.jpg Monday, June 09, 1952 NW corner, N. Church St. & W. Lafayette St., West Chester
39°57′49″N 75°36′33″W / 39.9635°N 75.60922°W / 39.9635; -75.60922 (Joseph T. Rothrock)
City Environment, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations
Lightfoot Mill (Mill at Anselma) Anselma Mill 1.jpg Saturday, October 13, 2007 1730 Conestoga Rd. (W side of state hwy. 401), Chester Spgs. Roadside Business & Industry, Mills
Lincoln Biography William Everhart Buildings West Chester PA.jpg Wednesday, September 17, 1952 28 W. Market St., West Chester
39°57′33″N 75°36′19″W / 39.95928°N 75.60515°W / 39.95928; -75.60515 (Lincoln Biography)
City Abraham Lincoln, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Publishing
Lincoln University Thurgood-marshall-2.jpg Wednesday, January 25, 1967 SR 3026 (old U.S. 1), 2 miles NE of Oxford
39°48′38″N 75°55′41″W / 39.8106°N 75.9281°W / 39.8106; -75.9281 (Lincoln University)
Roadside African American, Education
Lynching of Zachariah Walker, The TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, December 09, 2006 Rt. 82 south, approx. 1/4 mile from Coatesville city limits Roadside African American, Civil Rights, Government & Politics 20th Century
Minguannan Indian Town - PLAQUE TransparentPlaceholder.png October 1924 Intersection SR 3006 (Yeatman Station Rd.) & SR 3034 (London tract Rd.), 1.5 miles NE of Strickersville Plaque Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Government & Politics 17th Century, Native American, William Penn
Okehocking Indian Town - PLAQUE Okehocking HD Chesco PA.JPG June 1924 PA 3 (West Chester Pike), .5 mile E of PA 926 & 4 miles W of Newtown Square Plaque Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Native American, William Penn
Osborne's Hill - PLAQUE Flag of the United Kingdom.svg September 1915 Sr 2001 (Birmingham Rd.) at driveway to Osborne Hill, 1 mile S of Strodes Mill Plaque American Revolution, Military
Pennhurst State School & Hospital Admin-current-pennhurst.jpg Saturday, April 10, 2010 Schuylkill Rd. (PA 174) near Bridge St., Spring City Roadside Civil Rights, Education, Government & Politics 20th Century
Pennsylvania Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Sunday, December 12, 1948 U.S. 1, approx. .6 miles from state line Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 17th Century, William Penn
Pennsylvania Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Sunday, December 12, 1948 Pa. 41, approx. .7 miles from state line Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 17th Century, William Penn
Peter Bezellon TransparentPlaceholder.png Thursday, October 14, 1954 SR 3064 (West Chester Rd.) at Oak St., S end Coatesville
39°58′55″N 75°48′17″W / 39.98185°N 75.8048°W / 39.98185; -75.8048 (Peter Bezellon)
City Early Settlement, Native American, Professions & Vocations
Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike US 30 farms.JPG Saturday, November 20, 1999 E Lincoln Hwy. (Bus. Rt. 30), near Veterans Dr., Caln Twp., just E of Coatesville
39°59′19″N 75°47′31″W / 39.98848°N 75.79208°W / 39.98848; -75.79208 (Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike)
Roadside Government & Politics, Roads, Transportation
Phoenix Iron Company Phoenix Iron Works Foundry Building.jpg Saturday, October 29, 2005 Main St., Phoenixville, near municipal parking lot and P.I.C. site City Business & Industry, Civil War, Iron, Military
Queonemysing Indian Town (PLAQUE) TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, October 04, 1924 PA 100, ~.1 mile N of state line, and at Delaware County line (MISSING) Plaque Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Native American, William Penn
Samuel Barber SamBarberWChesterPA.JPG Saturday, March 09, 1996 107 S. Church St., West Chester
39°34′42″N 75°36′16″W / 39.57833°N 75.6045°W / 39.57833; -75.6045 (Samuel Barber)
City Music & Theater
Sconnelltown - PLAQUE Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Wednesday, September 01, 1915 Near junction SR 3061 & 2001, just off PA 842 SW of West Chester
39°56′08″N 75°37′30″W / 39.93555°N 75.62505°W / 39.93555; -75.62505 (Sconnelltown - PLAQUE)
Plaque American Revolution, Military
Springton Manor Springton Manor Chesco.JPG Friday, October 05, 1984 SR 4023 (Springton Rd.) & Highspire Rd., 1 mile N of U.S. 322, Wallace Twp. Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Mansions & Manors, William Penn
Star of the West (Tent #6) Star of the West W Chester.JPG Monday, May 15, 1995 113 S Adams St., West Chester
39°57′41″N 75°35′51″W / 39.96137°N 75.59757°W / 39.96137; -75.59757 (Star of the West - Tent #6)
City African American, Women
Steyning Manor - PLAQUE TransparentPlaceholder.png October 1926 SR 3048 (old US 1) southbound, .5 mile W of Kennett Square Plaque Government & Politics, Mansions & Manors, Native American, William Penn
The British Attack - PLAQUE Flag of the United Kingdom.svg September 1915 PA 926 at intersection SR 2001 (Birmingham Rd.), West Chester Plaque American Revolution, Military
Thomas B. Read Thomas Buchanan Read.jpg Wednesday, May 12, 1948 US 322 at Corner Ketch Lyndell Rd.(SR 4037), NW of Downingtown Roadside Artists, Writers
Thomas McKean ThomasMcKean3.jpg Saturday, October 26, 1974 Pa. 896 NW of Pa. 841, Franklin Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Governors
Trimble's Ford - PLAQUE Trimbles Ford.JPG Wednesday, September 01, 1915 SR 3023 (Camp Linden Rd.), .2 mile E of SR 3058, Marshallton
39°56′03″N 75°40′50″W / 39.9341°N 75.68042°W / 39.9341; -75.68042 (Trimble's Ford - PLAQUE)
Plaque American Revolution, Military
Village of Valley Forge Steubens HQ so called.JPG Saturday, September 17, 1960 Valley Forge Rd. (PA 23) near Owen Dr., at E end of village and Montgomery Co. line Roadside Early Settlement, George Washington, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Iron
Village of Valley Forge Steubens HQ so called.JPG n/a Valley Forge Rd. (PA 23) near Valley Park Rd., W end of village
40°06′05″N 75°28′28″W / 40.10125°N 75.47447°W / 40.10125; -75.47447 (Village of Valley Forge)
Roadside American Revolution, Business & Industry, Cities & Towns, George Washington, Iron, Military
Warwick Furnace Warwick Farmhouse.JPG Wednesday, May 12, 1948 Pa. 23 between Warwick & Knauertown Roadside Business & Industry, Furnaces, Iron
Whittier C. Atkinson (1893-1991) TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, April 14, 2007 824 E Chestnut St., Coatesville City African American, Medicine & Science
William Darlington Wm Darlington West Chester PA.JPG Friday, April 11, 1952 13 N. High St. between Market & Gay Sts., West Chester
39°57′36″N 75°36′17″W / 39.96013°N 75.60477°W / 39.96013; -75.60477 (William Darlington)
City Environment, Government & Politics 19th Century, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations
Woman's Rights Convention of 1852 Horticultural Hall WC PA.JPG Monday, October 13, 2003 225 N. High St., West Chester
39°57′43″N 75°36′24″W / 39.96203°N 75.6066°W / 39.96203; -75.6066 (Woman's Rights Convention of 1852)
City Civil Rights, Education, Professions & Vocations, Women

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 

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