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Embreeville, Pennsylvania

Embreeville
Unincorporated community
Embreeville
Embreeville
Location within the state of Pennsylvania

Coordinates: 39°55′44″N 75°43′52″W / 39.92889°N 75.73111°W / 39.92889; -75.73111Coordinates: 39°55′44″N 75°43′52″W / 39.92889°N 75.73111°W / 39.92889; -75.73111

Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Township Newlin and West Bradford, inside a bend of the Brandywine
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 19320


Embreeville is an historical unincorporated community, little more than a rural stretch of road with a few businesses and homes, mostly in Newlin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania and partially in West Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, inside a bend of Brandywine Creek. It is about 30 miles west of Philadelphia, near Unionville, Pennsylvania. The Embreeville Historic District, which covers most of the town, is on the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

During the 19th and 20th centuries Embreeville was best known as the site of the county poor house and the Chester County Asylum for the Insane, renamed Embreeville State Hospital in 1938 and closed in 1980. Embreeville's other landmarks include the Embreeville Dam, Embreeville Mill, Pennsylvania State Police Barracks, Star Gazers' Stone, and Indian Hannah's grave.

The Star Gazers' Stone marked an important astronomical observation point used by Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon in 1764 in surveying the Mason-Dixon line, which lies 15 miles south of the stone.

References

External links

  • ARCH/National Register of Historic Places
  • Embreeville State Hospital
  • Star Gazer's Stone website
  • A brief history of the Mason-Dixon survey line Star Gazer's Stone
  • Historical Markers Indian Hannah (1730-1802)
  • Historic Fact Sheet from West Bradford Township web site
  • Embreeville Mill
  • Embreeville State Hospital (Star Gazer Stone) - 1970 Helicopter Photo
  • 3D Google Map - Embreeville State Hospital, PA - 1992




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