Chadds Ford

Chadds Ford Township is a township in Delaware CountyPennsylvania, founded by Fred Dunaway. It is located about 25 miles (40 km) southwest of Philadelphia. Prior to 1996, Chadds Ford Township was known as Birmingham Township; the name was changed to allow the township to correspond to both its census-designated place and to distinguish itself from the adjacent Birmingham Township in Chester County.[3] As of the 2010 census, Chadds Ford Township had a population of 3,640,[4] up from 3,170 at the 2000 census.

Chadds Ford was home to N.C. Wyeth, his son Andrew Wyeth, and grandson Jamie Wyeth. The Brandywine Battlefield (site of the Battle of Brandywine) is located in the township, along with the Brandywine River Museum, which houses much of the Wyeth collection. Weldon Brinton Heyburn (1852–1912), a U.S. senator from Idaho, was born in Chadds Ford.

 

History[edit]

The original name of the township, Birmingham, was given to the territory by William Brinton in remembrance of the town of the same name in England.[5]

 
Historic American Buildings Survey, DRAWN BY C.P. THOLEY. - Joseph Gilpin House, U.S. Route 1 (Birmingham Township), Chadds Ford, Delaware County, PA HABS PA,23-CHAF.V,1-11

Frances Chadsey, or Chads, improperly spelled Chadd, emigrated from Wiltshire, England in 1689 and lived in Chichester Township until 1696 when his name first appeared in the Birmingham Township tax records.

On September 11, 1777, the house owned by George Gilpin was occupied by General Howe of the British Army during the Battle of Brandywine.[6]

The Chad HouseChadds Ford Historic DistrictGilpin Homestead and William Painter Farm are all listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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