The Historic Village of Thornton

The Historic Village of Thornton (HMUML)

Location: Glen Mills, PA 19342 Delaware County
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N 39° 54.457', W 75° 31.882'

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of Thornbury Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania

— Established 1687 —

A crossroads village. Thornton served as a rest stop for travelers between York and Philadelphia, providing livery, blacksmith, and wheelwright services as well as Inn accommodations at the Historic "Yellow House" built by George Gray, circa 1750. That building and some of the other historic homes in the district offered hospice for both the British forces and the Continental Army during the American Revolution after the Battle of the Brandywine. The Yellow House has also hosted one of the oldest continually running Post Offices in the nation. It opened in 1829 and John King served as its first Postmaster. The village was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2007.
Placed ByThornbury Historical Society
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 17th, 2014 at 8:31pm PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] KEITH S. SMITH  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 454581 N 4417638
Decimal Degrees39.90761667, -75.53136667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 54.457', W 75° 31.882'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 54' 27.42" N, 75° 31' 52.92" W
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Area Code(s)302, 610, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 348-374 Glen Mills Rd, Glen Mills PA 19342, US
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