Concord Township Historical Society
Delaware County, Pennsylvania


The Willcox Farm

 

Now Available!

Concord Township:
Progress and Prosperity in the Nineteenth Century

by
Robert P. Case and Virginia DeNenno

Volume One, Prosperity and Progress: Concord Township, Pennsylvania, The Colonial Legacy is also still available!


The Concord Township Historical Society was organized to stimulate interest in this historic township and its colorful heritage, and to encourage active participation in the restoration and preservation of its landmarks.

It was formed in 1967 when a stone millworker's house from the Trimble Mills, and one acre of ground on Polecat Road, was given to the township by the Fox Valley Development. This house is called the Polecat Road House and dates from 1750.

The Society is located in the Pierce-Willits house on Smithbridge Road where it holds donated historic furnishings, documents, and artifacts. The Historical Society meets four times a year, and the Polecat Road House and the Pierce-Willits House are open by appointment, by writing to the address below.

The Society welcomes new people and needs volunteers to help with various projects:

  • research
  • education (can you help bring our local history to our schools?)
  • displays
  • fund raising
  • publications

If you desire to help, please contact our Township Office at 610-459-8911, or write to the Society at: Box 152, Concordville, PA, 19331.

Did you know.......

  • Concord Township was formed in 1683 as part of Chester County.
  • It was laid out in a square, but in 1701, added land to the southwest after the boundary between Pennsylvania, Delaware, and Maryland was settled.
  • It has thirteen square miles of land and originally had 24 landowners.
  • In 1789, Chester County was divided and Concord Township became part of the division called Delaware County.
  • It was called "Concord" because of the harmonious feelings which prevailed among the settlers here.


Explore the early history of Concord Township in Ashmead's 1884 "History of Delaware County."


Search the entire delcohistory.org website:

Part of the History of Delaware County Website