Traveling through history and into Americana, discover a hidden treasure, Chester County, PA.
This County is one of the three original counties of Pennsylvania founded in 1682 by a gentleman most may remember, William Penn. Named for Cheshire, England, this lovely County is part of the Delaware Valley area and lies between historic Philadelphia, PA and the flowing Susquehanna River. With its majestic rolling countryside and winding Crooked Creek passing through the beautiful valley all hemmed together by a low range of hills…there could be no more beautiful place on earth, say some.
Not too surprisingly, the history of Chester County doesn’t seem to stop. The Battle of Brandywine was fought at what is now the southeastern fringe of the county. The Continental Army spent the winter of 1777–1778 near the northeastern edge of Valley Forge, Pennsylvania, during the American Revolutionary War too.
Today, you’ll find the Valley Forge National Historical Park preserves the site and interprets the history of the Valley Forge encampment.
(Originally Valley Forge State Park, it became a national park in 1976.) The 3,500 acre park contains historical buildings, recreated encampment structures, memorials, museums, and recreation facilities. It’s visited by well over 1.2 million people each year.
The County uniquely claims it was home to the former Valley Forge Army Hospital, constructed during World War II and one of the largest military hospitals in the United States.
The first coast to coast highway, known as the Lincoln Highway and later U.S. Route 30, passed through the central part of Chester County. The County proudly hosted the Pennsylvania Railroad.
Given time and history, alongside the advent of modern transportation, the rise of the suburbs and other businesses followed. One business that has origins in East Fallowfield, PA, which is in Chester County, is Comfy Cozy®,inc. The Company produces the novel and unique original “magical” GLOW IN THE DARK Pillowcases. The dynamic Owner and President of the Company is a vibrant Peggy Schafer Vincent, also a featured Doer of Martha Stewart Dreamers into Doers.
Glowing with pride about East Fallowfield, Peggy shares with Cultureify that East Fallowfield Township isn’t a “happening city” but a beautiful area to live and raise a family. She goes on to say “One of our favorite events is “Park Day”. Twice a year in our Township Park, the community comes together for a wonderful afternoon of music, food, and fun. There is live music with local performers, scout troops have tents set up to sell food and residents can set up a table in the “flea market” area. Each Park Day there are many Antique or Hot Rod cars on display and a highlight in the Fall is the Hay Ride”.
From the historic sites to all that Chester County, PA has to offer, you’ll find another enchanting American treasure in this beautiful setting. Why not visit today?
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