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Posted on: May 20, 2021

Free Virtual Lecture: Chestnut Grove Cemetery

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Host: West Goshen Historical CommissionDate: Sunday, May 30, 2021Time: 2:00pmJoin us virtually on the original Memorial Day as we hear from local historian Thomas Walsh who will speak on the history of the Chestnut Grove Cemetery. This c...

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Posted on: March 18, 2021

General George Archibald McCall of “Belle Aire,” West Goshen Township

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On August 22, 1853, George Archibald McCall, after 31 years of military service in the United States Army, resigned his commission as colonel and Inspector General of the Army.  The Philadelphia-born McCall retired to a 42-acre farm east of West ...

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Posted on: September 15, 2020

Preserving Local History | The Matlack House

Traveling around the township of West Goshen, it is sometimes difficult to locate historic homes and buildings. Over the years, many cherished structures rich in local history have been demolished to make room for the future. It is always sad to watch his...

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Posted on: November 16, 2020

West Goshen History: Dr. William Darlington

Dr. William Darlington was born on April 28, 1782, in Chester County and went on to lead a most unique life here.  It was 1804, he was 22 years old, and he graduated from the Medical School of the University of Pennsylvania.  He was the ...

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Posted on: December 11, 2020

West Goshen Township Through the Years

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As 2020 comes to a close, the West Goshen Historical Commission would like to cap off the year by taking a look back at some of the significant moments in the history of the township and surrounding area. Over the past three centuries, our township has ex...

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