Coupon
West Chester Pike
by Stephen J. Edgcumbe


Overview - Spanning 20 miles, West Chester Pike, part of Pennsylvania Route 3, connects Philadelphia with the borough of West Chester. From east to west, it passes through suburban communities in Delaware and Chester Counties, namely Millbourne, Upper Darby, Haverford, Marple, Newtown, Edgmont, Willistown, Westtown, East Goshen, and West Goshen.  Read more...

 
Paperback
  • $21.99

Add to Cart + Add to Wishlist

In Stock Online.

FREE Shipping for Club Members
 
> Check In-Store Availability

In-Store pricing may vary

 
 
New & Used Marketplace 16 copies from $4.99
 
 
 
 

More About West Chester Pike by Stephen J. Edgcumbe
 
 
 
Overview
Spanning 20 miles, West Chester Pike, part of Pennsylvania Route 3, connects Philadelphia with the borough of West Chester. From east to west, it passes through suburban communities in Delaware and Chester Counties, namely Millbourne, Upper Darby, Haverford, Marple, Newtown, Edgmont, Willistown, Westtown, East Goshen, and West Goshen. Known early on as the West Chester Road, the route began as a dirt road used to meet the needs of area settlers, mainly Quakers, farmers, and mill owners. In the mid-1800s, formal requests for the construction of a more reliable and easy-to-navigate state roadway came from farmers and mill owners west of Philadelphia who were seeking easier access to markets in the city. West Chester Pike looks at the history of the roadway as it transformed from a simple, rural, dirt road to the bustling four-lane, suburban highway and mostly commercial corridor used today by thousands of area residents, commuters, and commercial workers.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780738592442
  • ISBN-10: 0738592447
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing (SC)
  • Publish Date: September 2012
  • Page Count: 127
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.4 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.75 pounds

Series: Images of America (Arcadia Publishing)

Related Categories

Books > History > United States - State & Local - Middle Atlantic

 
BAM Customer Reviews