Historic Preservation

The Chester County Chapter, NSDAR, is focused on historic preservation and has marked the following locations on the dates shown:

  1. Point Lookout near Embreeville, PA – July 14, 1908
  2. Joseph Downing’s farm in Downingtown, PA – 1953IMG_2190
  3. Uwchlan Friends Meeting House, Exton, PA – November 13, 1964
  4. Historic Log Cabin, Downingtown, PA – 1973
  5. Upper Octorara United Presbyterian Church, Parkesburg, PA – May 1976
  6. Primitive Hall, West Grove, PA – May 23, 1981
  7. Grave of Revolutionary War soldier, John Turner, Marshallton United Methodist Church Cemetery, Marshallton, PA.  IMG_2318Possible inscription on headstone: John Turner: Born in Halifax, Nova Scotia January 19, 1757. Died in Chester County, Pennsylvania February 6, 1843. Served in Delaware Militia 1778 – 1783
  8. Graves of DAR members.5
  9. Grave of our founder, Malinda Hoopes, Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, PA – May 18, 2019.IMG_2536

The Chester County Chapter, NSDAR, has provided monetary contributions to mark and/or erect the following historical monuments:

  1. Brandywine Battlefield and Lafayette Monument, Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery, West Chester, PA
  2. Monument in Mount Zion Cemetery adjoining Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata, PA
  3. Star Gazer’s Stone, near Embreeville, PA
  4. Paoli Massacre Memorial, Malvern, PA
  5. Washington’s Headquarters, Valley Forge, PAIMG_2358
  6. Armed Forces Monument, Borough of West Chester Municipal Building, West Chester, PA

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Last updated: 10/05/2020

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