Historic Preservation

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

  1. Point Lookout – July 14, 1908
  2. Joseph Downing’s farm in Downingtown – 1953IMG_2190
  3. Uwchlan Friends Meeting House – November 13, 1964
  4. Historic Log Cabin – Downingtown – 1973
  5. Upper Octorara United Presbyterian Church – May 1976
  6. Primitive Hall – May 23, 1981
  7. Graves of Revolutionary War soldiers; John Turner’s grave at the Marshallton United Methodist Church is one example.  (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
  9. On May 18, 2019, the grave of our founder, Malinda Hoopes, resting in Oaklands Cemetery in West Chester, PA was marked.IMG_2259

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

  1. Brandywine Battlefield and Lafayette Monument
  2. Ephrata – Old Cloister Burying Ground
  3. Star Gazer’s Stone
  4. Paoli Massacre Memorial
  5. Valley Forge Headquarters
  6. War Memorial Monument – West Chester Borough Hall

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Last updated: 09/19/2020

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