Compass, Pennsylvania

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Compass, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Compass is located in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°1′21″N 75°56′33″W / 40.02250°N 75.94250°W / 40.02250; -75.94250Coordinates: 40°1′21″N 75°56′33″W / 40.02250°N 75.94250°W / 40.02250; -75.94250
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Township West Caln
Elevation 518 ft (158 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1172273[1]

Compass is an unincorporated community in West Caln Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. Compass is located at the intersection of Pennsylvania Route 10 and Pennsylvania Route 340.[2]

The community was named after the image of a compass on the sign of a tavern.[3]


  1. ^ "Compass". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. 
  2. ^ Chester County, Pennsylvania Highway Map (PDF) (Map). PennDOT. 2012. Retrieved August 22, 2013. 
  3. ^ Moyer, Armond; Moyer, Winifred (1958). The origins of unusual place-names. Keystone Pub. Associates. p. 26.