Historic Preservation

West Whiteland Township takes great pride in the preservation and restoration of our historic resources and recognizes the architectural, artistic and cultural significance behind them. The Board of Supervisors and Historical Commission make it a priority to ensure that these structures are preserved and reused to meet the needs of the community. 

While some may fear that increased development in the Township is a threat to these resources, in fact the opposite is true. Through ordinance requirements and improvements agreed to during the land development process, several recent projects have been redesigned to showcase the unique combination of old and new that defines West Whiteland Township.

Historic Preservation Award Winners

1777 Chester County Property Atlas

One of the defining moments in Chester County’s long history occurred on September 11, 1777 along the Brandywine Creek in the southern part of the county. To understand the Battle of Brandywine, one needs to understand the movement of both the British and Continental Armies, and to understand that movement, one needs to understand the network of public roads as it existed in 1777.  

The historic data presented in this project was completed via extensive primary-source research undertaken by the Chester County Archives staff. This is an on-going project, and the information presented here will be sporadically updated as new sources emerge or other parts of Chester County are researched. 

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