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Historical Factors of East Nantmeal Township, PA

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Brief History of East Nantmeal Township

East Nantmeal Township is a township within Chester County, Pennsylvania. Before 1739, it and West Nantmeal Township was part of the Nantmeal Township. Today, it has a total area of 16.4 square miles and a population of 1,841 people, as of the 2016 census estimate. The township is located adjacent to the Warwick Township on the north, South Coventry Township on the northeast, West Vincent Township on the east, Upper Uwchlan Township on the southeast, Wallace Township on the south, and West Nantmeal Township on the west. The area was named by Welsh immigrants who came from the village of Nantmel in Radnorshire that is now part of Powys. It means "the valley of Mæl," who was a 900s prince.

Thomas Bull House

Thomas Bull House is a historic home in East Nantmeal Township. Also referred to as Robert's Plantation, Redding Plantation, or Mt. Pleasant, it was built in 1715. Owned by Owen Roberts, the property was later acquired by William Branson in 1729 as part of the Redding Plantation. Branson then sold it to Thomas Bull, who was a manager of the Warwick Furnace Farms. Between 1783 and 1796, a two-story, three-bay section was built to the house. Today, the home includes three parts and is an example of late Georgian and early Federal architecture. On August 3, 1979, it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP).

Follow along with the Town of Ludwigs Corner, PA.

Warwick Furnace Farms

Warwick Furnace Farms is a national historic district in East Nantmeal Township. It includes the ruins of the former Warwick Furnace. Built in 1737 by Mrs. Samuel Nutt, the iron furnace was owned by Samuel Van Leer. During the American Revolutionary War, it helped supply cannon and cannonballs for the army. The furnace was the center of colonial iron making. It operated through the 1860s and supplied the iron used in the USS Monitor of the American Civil War. On September 13, 1976, the 786-acre property was listed on the NRHP. On May 12, 1948, it was designated by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. The historic district includes the ironmaster's house, workers' houses, and a historic farmhouse and barns.


Welkinweir is a nonprofit arboretum, conservation area, garden and mansion in East Nantmean Township on Prizer Road. Home of the founding members of the conservation-minded Green Valleys Association, Everett and Grace Rodebaugh, the 197-acre property was acquired in the 1930s. It features a 1940 mansion designed by architect Fridtjof Tobiessen. In 1976, the property was placed into a conservation easement. In 1997, it was donated to the association. Today, it is its headquarters and education center. The arboretum includes flowers, plants and trees like:

  • Azaleas
  • Cherry
  • Dogwood
  • Dwarf evergreens
  • Franklinia
  • Japanese maple
  • Magnolia
  • Rhododendrons
  • Swamp and sugar maple
  • Sweetgum

On September 7, 2001, the Welkinweir estate was added to the NRHP. It is open to the public every day, free of charge.

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Date Published: September 22, 2021
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