Historic Preservation

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

Point Lookout near Embreeville, Pennsylvania – July 14, 1908

Joseph Downing’s farm in Downingtown, Pennsylvania – 1953

Uwchlan Friends Meeting House, Exton, Pennsylvania – November 13, 1964

Historic Log Cabin, Downingtown, Pennsylvania – 1973

Upper Octorara United Presbyterian Church, Parkesburg, Pennsylvania – May 1976

Primitive Hall, West Grove, Pennsylvania – May 23, 1981

Grave of Revolutionary War soldier, George King, Ensign, St. Peter’s Episcopal Church Cemetery in Great Valley, Malvern, Pennsylvania. Marked July 1934.  Inscription on headstone: “In Memory of George King who departed this Life December 5th 1792 in the 61st Year of his Age.”


Grave of Revolutionary War soldier, John Turner, Marshallton United Methodist Church Cemetery, Marshallton, Pennsylvania.  Possible 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″


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Grave of our founder, Malinda Hoopes, Oaklands Cemetery, West Chester, Pennsylvania – May 18, 2019.


Coatesville Veterans Administration memorial garden, dedicated on April 30, 2021.


Dedicated on May 21, 2022 in the Bala Farms housing development in West Chester, Pennsylvania, on the site formerly owned by Jean Kane Foulke.

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

Brandywine Battlefield and Lafayette Monument, Birmingham Lafayette Cemetery, West Chester, Pennsylvania

Monument in Mount Zion Cemetery adjoining Ephrata Cloister, Ephrata, Pensylvania

Star Gazer’s Stone, near Embreeville, Pennsylvania

Paoli Massacre Memorial, Malvern, Pennsylvania

Washington’s Headquarters, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania


Armed Forces Monument, Borough of West Chester Municipal Building, West Chester, Pennsylvania


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Last updated: 2/14/23

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