Concordville, Pennsylvania

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Concordville, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Concordville Historic District
Concordville is located in Pennsylvania
Concordville is located in the US
Coordinates: 39°53′06″N 75°31′13″W / 39.88500°N 75.52028°W / 39.88500; -75.52028Coordinates: 39°53′06″N 75°31′13″W / 39.88500°N 75.52028°W / 39.88500; -75.52028
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Township Concord
Elevation 413 ft (126 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes 19331, 19339, 19340
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1172293[1]
Concordville Historic District
Orthodox Friends Meetinghouse
Concordville, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Concordville, Pennsylvania
Concordville, Pennsylvania is located in the US
Concordville, Pennsylvania
Location Concord Rd. and Baltimore Pike, Concordville, Pennsylvania
Area 14 acres (5.7 ha)
Built 1728
NRHP reference # 73001624[2]
Added to NRHP April 03, 1973

Concordville is an unincorporated community in Concord Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is located 20 miles west-southwest of Philadelphia, at the junction of U.S. Routes 1 and 322. This intersection can be traced back to two of the earliest roads in Pennsylvania, Baltimore Pike which became U.S. 1, and Concord Pike, which connected Pennsylvania with Delaware.[3]

The first European settlement in the area occurred about 1700, after Quakers bought land from William Penn. Two Friends Meetinghouses (formerly Orthodox and Hicksite) are located in the village. The Orthodox meetinghouse was built in the first half of the nineteenth century, while the Hicksites retained the original meetinghouse (built 1728, reconstructed and expanded 1788). The two factions have since merged and now meet in the original meetinghouse. Part of the village was added to the National Register in 1973.[4]

Glen Mills Schools, a juvenile residential facility, is near Concordville.[5]

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  1. ^ "Concordville". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Concord Township Historical Commission Archived 2006-09-08 at the Wayback Machine.
  4. ^ Pennsylvania Register of Historic Sites and Landmarks, May 1972, NRHP Nomination Form for Concordville Historic District Enter "public" for ID and "public" for password to access the site.
  5. ^ "A Place for Hard Foster Care Cases." (Opinion) The New York Times. January 29, 1990. 1. Retrieved on September 7, 2011.