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Historic Charm in Birmingham, PA

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Birmingham Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States.


Being the oldest township in Chester County, the streets of Birmingham, PA, hold great history. Birmingham Township was the site of the Battle of Brandywine, September 11, 1777, during the American Revolutionary War. It was the largest land battle on the North American continent, with over 18,000 men engaged.

Birmingham Friends Meeting, founded in 1690, currently acts as a common grave of both American and British casualties.

Birmingham, PA, is home to many historical places. Some of the townships’ most notable sites are The Lenape Bridge, Brinton's Mill, and Edward Brinton House, all listed on the National Register of Historic Places. If you’re looking to gain a deeper understanding of the historic charm Birmingham, PA holds, look no further than these beautiful historical places.

The Lenape Bridge

  • The Lenape Bridge is a historic stone arch bridge. The bridge has seven spans, each 44-foot-long (13 m), with a total length of 308-foot (94 m). The bridge was constructed in 1911–1912 of random rubble stone. The Lenape bridge was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.

Brinton’s Mill

  • Brinton’s mill is a historic grist mill built around 1720, expanded in 1769, and renovated in 1824. When the mill was renovated in 1824, the granary was built. On the Brinton’s Mill property, you will also find a stone dwelling constructed in the 1920s. The mill was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1971.

Edward Brinton House

  • The historic home built in 1839 is a 2.5 -story, five-bay, double-pile, Georgian-style fieldstone dwelling with a gable roof. Today, the house also has a 1.5 story stone summer kitchen. The Edward Brinton House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973


Birmingham currently holds a population of approximately 4,249. The township hosts 1,391 households, including 1,265 families. The average household size was found to be 3.03, and the average family size was 3.19.

The Birmingham township racial makeup stands at 90.6% non-Hispanic White, 1.4% Black or African American, 5.2% Asian, and 0.8% were two or more races. 2.1% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry.

The residents of Birmingham show financial strength, with the median household income at $130,096 and the median family income at $132,620. The male population of Birmingham had a median income of $99,678 versus $52,346 for the female population. Approximately 0.4% of families and 0.9% of the population were below the poverty line, which is relatively low to the national average.

The township was also recently rated by Philadelphia magazine as one of the top five Best Places to Live in the suburbs of Philadelphia and as the "Place with the Biggest Paychecks.”

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David Petrone
Date Published: May 19, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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