Chester Springs, Pennsylvania
Chester Springs post office on Route 113
|Elevation||256 ft (78 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Designated||May 13, 1948|
Chester Springs is an unincorporated community in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is centered on West Pikeland Township, and arguably extends into Charlestown Township, Upper Uwchlan Township, Wallace Township, East Nantmeal Township, and West Vincent Township. Chester Springs is one of the most historically significant areas in Chester County. It is also considered one of the most prosperous and affluent areas in the county.
The Chester Springs postal zone is considerably larger than Chester Springs village. As of the 2000 census, the population of Chester Springs Zip Code Tabulation Area (19425) was 7,520.
Chester Springs principally lies within the Downingtown Area School District. Some areas of Chester Springs are in the Great Valley School District, Phoenixville Area School District, and Owen J. Roberts School District. The Chester Springs post office is located on Pennsylvania Route 113 near the heart of the village.
History and architecture
The Historic Yellow Springs Village is located in Chester Springs. The community includes historic churches, established in the 1770s by German Reformed and Lutheran members. These include two facilities on Clover Mill Road: St. Peter's United Church of Christ, whose current building was constructed in 1835, had its first worship place built by its early German Reformed congregation in 1772. St. Peter's Evangelical Lutheran Church was planted by Heinrich Melchior Muhlenberg. Chester Springs is also home to The Mill at Anselma (Lightfoot Mill), a National Historic Landmark grain mill built in 1747. The Mill at Anselma is considered the best-preserved example of a grain mill of its kind in the country, boasting its original wooden gearing system and millstones. It is fully functional today and continues to mill flour and cornmeal for sale. The historic Larkin Covered Bridge, built in 1881, is located near the village of Eagle.
In 2019, communities across Chester County were at risk of flash flooding when the region received roughly a month's worth of rain within less than two months. Between May 1 and June 20, Chester Springs received 29 days of rain (6.77 inches in May and 6.06 inches in June for a total of 28.51 inches as compared with 26 days of rain in Tredyffrin (6.29 inches in May and 8.05 inches in June for a total of 28.09 inches), 30 days in Glenmoore (7.63 inches in May and 5.36 inches in June for a total of 30.82) 27 days in East Marlborough (6.97 in May and 6.13 inches in June for a total of 27.65), and 31 days in Nottingham (6.75 inches in May and 4.52 inches in June for a total of 27.67).
Other notable attractions
- SALT Performing Arts Center: Non-equity "pre-professional" theatre company located at 1645 Art School Road
- "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2014-01-25.
- "The Mill at Anselma". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2011-06-06. Retrieved 2008-02-08.
- Rellahan, Michael P. "Flood warnings come in a flash in Chester County." Exton, Pennsylvania: Daily Local News, June 23, 2019.
- "Our Mission." Chester Springs, Pennsylvania: SALT Performing Arts Center, retrieved online August 3, 2019.
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