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An Early History of Chester Township, PA

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The car accident attorneys in Chester Township, PA, present this article to offer readers a detailed excerpt about the area.

Chester Township is in Deleware County, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood spans 1.43 square miles, entirely composed of land, and hosts an approximate population of 3,940 with a population density of 2,866.95 per square mile. Chester Township belongs to ZIP code 19013 and area codes 610 and 484.

Historic Significance

Chester Township's history began shortly after William Penn, an English writer and religious thinker belonging to the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers) and founder of Pennsylvania, first visit in 1682.

Chester Township was one of the first districts established by William Penn and the first record of the township is from 1683 in court documents where it is stated that a grand jury of seventeen people were "Impannelled to take out a Convenient Highway leading from Providence to Chester."

During the American Revolutionary War, Chester Township was the site of great suffering under the British Army. If you're looking to learn more about the soldiers, a list of those who lost their lives is recorded and preserved by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania, a long-established research facility for millions of historic items.

At the time, Chester Township also included the borough of Chester.

In 1864, William H. Green purchased an of Delaware saw Delaware Avenue and Reaney Street and built Vulcan Works, converting steel, iron, and brass into valves. Green saw the area's potential to become an industrial, manufacturing business point and in 1888 he made several valves for the Philadelphia Water Department each weighing 6 tons.

At the time, Chester Township was home to the largest valves made in the world. Today, Chester Township hosts three industrial parks: the I-95, Bridgewater, and Chester Creek industrial parks.


Chester Township is zoned to the Chester-Upland School District, which ranked #111 (of 194) in Best School District for Athletes in Pennsylvania. Within the township, students are zoned to one public elementary school, middle school, and high school. These three public schools include,

Toby Farms Elementary School

  • Located at 201 Bridgewater Rd, Brookhaven, PA 19015, the elementary school serves 527 students in grades prekindergarten - eight. The student-to-teacher ratio is 26:1, which is significantly higher than the Pennsylvania State average of 14:1.

Chester Community Charter School

  • Located at 3427 11th St, Brookhaven, PA 19015, the school serves students in grades K-8 on four campuses in nine school buildings in the Chester-Upland community. The school is known for its dedication to a results-driven academic environment.

Chester High School

  • Located at 200 W 9th St, Chester, PA 19013, the urban high school in 2009-2010 had 1,302 pupils, with 779 pupils qualifying for a federal free or reduced-price lunch. The student-to-teacher ratio is 16:1.

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David Petrone
Date Published: June 17, 2021
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