Newlin Township

Historical Committee
 

Historical Committee:
 
The Newlin Historical Committee was established to identify, list and preserve for posterity significant architectural, natural and other historic sites within the boundaries of Newlin Township and to preserve an awareness of the history of the Township. Examples are the Star Gazer Stone, Embreeville Mill, Indian Hannah's grave site, ten historic houses and four Historic Districts that are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Committee has established a Historic Resource Index Database which list and classifies Newlin's historical resources in addition to the examples given above.  This database was used to support the development of the Chester County Historical Resource Atlas for Newlin and inputs to the Unionville Area Regional Comprehensive Plan.  Both of these documents were published in 2011.


The Committee also continues to expand the database by developing detailed documentation of Newlin's historical resources using the Pennsylvania Historic Resource Survey Form.  To date eight houses have been or are in the process of being researched and documented.


The committee also supports historical activities like the Brandywine Battle Field task Force.  The pictures below are the Township's house at 1751 Embreeville Road.  They were pictured in a book about the house by Helen Murray that was presented to the Township is 2004.  Thank you to The Murray Family for preserving this historical part of Newlin.