EAST NOTTIGHAM (October 10, 2018) – State Senator Andy Dinniman recently marked the 300th Anniversary of the establishment of East and West Nottingham Townships.

Dinniman met with members of the both the East and West Nottingham Township Historical Commissions and their respective boards of supervisors in honor of the momentous occasion.

“Chester County is home to a rich heritage thanks to the many historians and volunteers who’ve worked to preserve it,” Dinniman said. “The story of East and West Nottingham Townships is rooted in the creation of our Commonwealth and can be traced to the spirit of independence, bold self-reliance, and Quaker values that continue to guide us today.”

Dinniman also presented both townships with special Senate citations in recognition of the milestone birthday. 

In 1701, “the Nottingham Lotts,” later recognized as Nottingham Township, was founded by William Penn and earlier Quaker settlers. Thirty-seven lots were given as grants to fifteen families.

In November 1717, township officers voted to spit the township between East and West, based on the Penn survey map of 1702. In 1718, the township was officially separated.

However, the area remained disputed territory between Pennsylvania and Maryland until 50 years later with the establishment of the Mason-Dixon line. In 1768, the line was created, the dispute resolved and both East and West Nottingham officially became part of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.

 

 

Upcoming Events

December 2018
Sunday Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday
November 25, 2018 November 26, 2018 November 27, 2018 November 28, 2018 November 29, 2018 November 30, 2018 December 1, 2018
December 2, 2018 December 3, 2018 December 4, 2018 December 5, 2018 December 6, 2018 December 7, 2018 December 8, 2018
December 9, 2018 December 10, 2018 December 11, 2018 December 12, 2018 December 13, 2018 December 14, 2018 December 15, 2018
December 16, 2018 December 17, 2018 December 18, 2018 December 19, 2018 December 20, 2018 December 21, 2018 December 22, 2018
December 23, 2018 December 24, 2018 December 25, 2018 December 26, 2018 December 27, 2018 December 28, 2018 December 29, 2018
December 30, 2018 December 31, 2018 January 1, 2019 January 2, 2019 January 3, 2019 January 4, 2019 January 5, 2019

Looking For Something

Still not finding what you're looking for? Please contact me or my staff so we can help you!