World Library  
Flag as Inappropriate
Email this Article

Thornbury Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania

The Squire Cheyney Farm, a historic site in the township
The Squire Cheyney Farm, a historic site in the township
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Thornbury is located in Pennsylvania
Location of Thornbury Township in Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
 • Total 3.9 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Land 3.9 sq mi (10 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 249 ft (76 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,017
 • Density 770/sq mi (300/km2)
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code(s) 610
A police car of the Westtown-East Goshen Regional Police Department, serving Thornbury, East Goshen, and Westtown townships in Chester County

Thornbury Township is a township in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,017 at the 2010 census. It is adjacent to, and was once joined with Thornbury Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.


  • History 1
  • Points of interest 2
  • Geography 3
  • Demographics 4
  • Notable Residents 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7


Thornbury Township was organized in 1687 with the appointment of

  • Thornbury Township

External links

  1. ^ a b Futhey, J. Smith; Gilbert Cope (1881). History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches. Louis H. Everts.  
  2. ^ LL.D. Jordan, John W. (1914). A History of Delaware County, Pennsylvania and its People. New York, NY:Lewis Historical Publishing Company. 
  3. ^ History of Thornbury Township, Pa
  4. ^ Wood, W.J.; John S.D. Eisenhower (1990). Battles of the Revolutionary War: 1775-1781. Chapel Hill, N.C.: Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill.  
  5. ^ "About the Twp.". Retrieved 2006-04-30. 
  6. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places.  
  7. ^ PHMC Cultural Resources Database
  8. ^ GROWTH by BEAUTIFICATION - Cheyney University campus undergoes renovations
  9. ^ Cheyney Timeline
  10. ^ Barnard Residence - Philadelphia Architects and Buildings
  11. ^ Taylor Frazer Ruins
  12. ^ POLLY FRAZER An Unsung Heroine’s Story
  13. ^ "American FactFinder".  


Notable Residents

The median income for a household in the township was $84,225, and the median income for a family was $112,291. Males had a median income of $70,602 versus $42,371 for females. The per capita income for the township was $47,505. None of the families and 1.6% of the population were living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 2.0% of those over 64.

In the township the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 5.4% from 18 to 24, 34.8% from 25 to 44, 26.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 95.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.6 males.

There were 1,023 households out of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 65.6% were married couples living together, 4.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.2% were non-families. 22.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 3.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.10.

As of the census[13] of 2000, there were 2,678 people, 1,023 households, and 734 families residing in the township. The population density was 684.8 people per square mile (264.4/km²). There were 1,095 housing units at an average density of 280.0/sq mi (108.1/km²). The racial makeup of the township was 91.90% White, 2.58% African American, 4.56% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.22% from other races, and 0.71% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.78% of the population.

At the 2010 census, the township was 85.5% non-Hispanic White, 3.4% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 7.6% Asian, and 1.4% were two or more races. 1.9% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry [2].


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 3.9 square miles (10 km2), all of it land.


  • Melrose Cottage (President's House) on the grounds of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania [7][8][9]
  • Thornbury Lodge (also known as the William J. Barnard Residence)[10]
  • Taylor Frazer Ruins [11][12]

Entries in the National Register of Historic Places

Points of interest

The Squire Cheyney Farm and William J. Barnard Residence are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[6]

The Continental Army, of the approach of the British troops.[4] [5]

The township was divided when Delaware County was separated from Chester County in 1798. As a result, there is a Thornbury Township in each county. Landowners were allowed to choose which county they wished to be in, causing the line between the two townships, and the two counties, to be very irregular.[1][2][3]


This article was sourced from Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License; additional terms may apply. World Heritage Encyclopedia content is assembled from numerous content providers, Open Access Publishing, and in compliance with The Fair Access to Science and Technology Research Act (FASTR), Wikimedia Foundation, Inc., Public Library of Science, The Encyclopedia of Life, Open Book Publishers (OBP), PubMed, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Center for Biotechnology Information, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health (NIH), U.S. Department of Health & Human Services, and, which sources content from all federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial government publication portals (.gov, .mil, .edu). Funding for and content contributors is made possible from the U.S. Congress, E-Government Act of 2002.
Crowd sourced content that is contributed to World Heritage Encyclopedia is peer reviewed and edited by our editorial staff to ensure quality scholarly research articles.
By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. World Heritage Encyclopedia™ is a registered trademark of the World Public Library Association, a non-profit organization.

Copyright © World Library Foundation. All rights reserved. eBooks from Project Gutenberg are sponsored by the World Library Foundation,
a 501c(4) Member's Support Non-Profit Organization, and is NOT affiliated with any governmental agency or department.