Parkesburg, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series) Bruce Mowday

ISBN: 9780738565712

Published: December 1st 2009

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127 pages


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Parkesburg, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series)  by  Bruce Mowday

Parkesburg, Pennsylvania (Images of America Series) by Bruce Mowday
December 1st 2009 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, AUDIO, mp3, ZIP | 127 pages | ISBN: 9780738565712 | 7.76 Mb

Parkesburg is located in Chester County, one of William Pennas original three counties. The town was first known as the Fountain Inn, after a 1730s tavern, and the tavern later became the townas first post office. Fountain Inn was renamed ParkesburgMoreParkesburg is located in Chester County, one of William Pennas original three counties.

The town was first known as the Fountain Inn, after a 1730s tavern, and the tavern later became the townas first post office. Fountain Inn was renamed Parkesburg after prominent politician John G. Parke. A number of important businesses had connections to Parkesburg, including the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, which was later a part of the Pennsylvania Railroad.

In 1872, Horace Beale moved his ironworks from nearby Hibernia to Parkesburg and named it the Parkesburg Iron Company. The company had a competitive baseball team, and major?leaguers such as Babe Ruth played against the team. The town also was home to one of the first airfields in the county.



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