West Bradford Township

West Bradford Township Bradford Twp, Chester County, PA was founded in 1705 and divided into East and West in 1731 Settlement initially occurred near the streams.
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West Bradford Township, originally part of Bradford Township, was organized in 1705 and divided into East and West Bradford in 1731. Bradford's earliest settlers were English Quakers, most having acquired large tracts of land by patent, which subsequently were divided into farms of 100 or more acres. Abraham Marshall settled along the West Branch of the Brandywine Creek at Northbrook circa 1707 an

d James Trimble settled along the Broad Run during the 1730's. Quaker meetings were held in homes in West Bradford as early as 1719, with the first Bradford Friends meeting house erected on Marshall's farm in the 1720's. It was later moved to Marshallton around 1730. Agriculture played a formative role in West Bradford's history. It had a significant impact on both the historical landscape and types of structures built. The villages of Marshallton, Romansville and Trimblesville did not expand greatly into the countryside as of the mid 1800's, reflecting the continued strength of the prevailing agricultural economy. West Bradford has also exhibited a strong tradition of cottage industries with blacksmiths, wheelwrights, joiners, coopers, pump makers, tinsmiths, shoemakers, and cigar makers at work both on the farmsteads and in the villages. Because of the significance of West Bradford's water resources, milling was also very important in the Township's development. Numerous tanning, grist, saw, and fulling mill sites stood along the Broad Run and the East and West Branches of the Brandywine. The construction of Strasburg Road in the 1790's spurred the growth of the Township's two key villages, Romansville and Marshallton. Although Strasburg Road had existed as a route west since the mid 1700's, its improvement, combined with the nation's post-Revolution expansion, led to its emergence as a heavily-traveled route west. Marshallton, which had existed as a sizeable crossroad village since around 1760, responded to the increase in traffic by building inns, shops, stores, and houses along the road. Romansville developed about 1800 around the blacksmith shop operated by John Romans. The Township has eight structures and three historic districts - Marshallton, Trimblesville, and Northbrook - on the National Register of Historic Places.

West Bradford Township wishes everyone a very Happy Hanukkah!
12/08/2023

West Bradford Township wishes everyone a very Happy Hanukkah!

We have concluded our 2023 Toys for Tots collection!🎁 We'd like to give a big thank you to our amazing residents for the...
12/07/2023

We have concluded our 2023 Toys for Tots collection!🎁

We'd like to give a big thank you to our amazing residents for their incredible generosity this holiday season.

West Bradford Township is excited to offer residents easy and convenient methods to pay their utility bills.Read more on...
12/07/2023

West Bradford Township is excited to offer residents easy and convenient methods to pay their utility bills.
Read more on our website HERE: https://bit.ly/3SYEBJw

Learn Archery at West Bradford Township!West Bradford Township is thrilled to be teaming up with Chester County Parks an...
12/06/2023

Learn Archery at West Bradford Township!

West Bradford Township is thrilled to be teaming up with Chester County Parks and Preservation to bring our residents a beginner archery class for ages 8 and up! The class is open to West Bradford Township residents. The township will provide everything needed for the event. There will be 3 classes total, 12/21, 01/18, and 2/15 from 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM. Classes will be 1 hour with two sessions per evening. Registration is limited to 8 people per class (16 people per evening). The classes will be help right here in West Bradford Township.

Register NOW - the first class is 12/21!

Registration is on the Chester County Parks & Preservation website HERE: https://www.chesco.org/4608/Programs

TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH DEC. 6! Please bring your unwrapped toys to the West Bradford Townshi...
12/06/2023

TOYS FOR TOTS COLLECTION HAS BEEN EXTENDED THROUGH DEC. 6! Please bring your unwrapped toys to the West Bradford Township Administration Building drop off location. Toys for children ages ages 0-2 and 8-18 are especially in need as they are often underrepresented for gift giving. https://bit.ly/3uDLndH

Municipal Tax Bill ReminderWhen you receive your 2024 municipal tax bill, please make your check payable to “Chester Cou...
12/06/2023

Municipal Tax Bill Reminder
When you receive your 2024 municipal tax bill, please make your check payable to
“Chester County Treasurer”, and send the payment to the County Treasurer’s office,
NOT the Township building.

The Chester County Treasurer’s office address is:
313 W Market St
Suite 3202
P.O. Box 2748
West Chester, PA 19380-0991

If you have any questions regarding your municipal tax bill, the phone number for
the Chester County Treasurer’s office is 610-344-6370.

Enter your house in the 3rd Annual Holiday House Decorating Contest! Enter by 12/17 to be eligible for one of 3 top priz...
12/06/2023

Enter your house in the 3rd Annual Holiday House Decorating Contest! Enter by 12/17 to be eligible for one of 3 top prizes! See our website for all the details.
https://bit.ly/3sJMcBj

Oh, The Holidays! Decorate, Taste – Watch Your Waste!By Patti Lynn, Recycling Resources ManagerQuick – what time of year...
12/05/2023

Oh, The Holidays! Decorate, Taste – Watch Your Waste!
By Patti Lynn, Recycling Resources Manager

Quick – what time of year generates the most trash for landfills? That’s right, it’s the holiday season. Online shopping and shipping, wrapping paper, more uneaten food, toys, and electronics being replaced. You get the idea. Household waste increases about 25% this time of year!

Can you be more TrashSmart? Click Here to see what GOOD behaviors and habits YOU can start on your way to being TrashSmart? https://bit.ly/3SQVSEI

Donations are being accepted at the Township Building for Toys for TotsPlease bring your unwrapped toy to the West Bradf...
12/04/2023

Donations are being accepted at the Township Building for Toys for Tots

Please bring your unwrapped toy to the West Bradford Township Administration Building (1385 Campus Drive, Downingtown) BY DECEMBER 6th. Monetary donations are also being accepted using the link below.

With the help of our community, Toys for Tots was able to help over 16,000 children in Chester and Montgomery Counties last year. This year, our area Toys for Tots anticipates shortfalls in donations for children two years of age and under, and eight years of age and above. The organization will gratefully accept any donations, but that is where the greatest need is. Donated funds will be used to purchase gifts to supplement donations. You may donate funds HERE:https://bit.ly/461AwqY

12/04/2023

Good morning,
Columbia Gas will be doing maintenance work at their facility around 830 a.m. The work may result in what smells like a gas leak. This is scheduled maintenance work and nothing to be alarmed about.
Thanks!

TOWNSHIP SECURE DROP BOXHave you seen the new secure drop box at the Township Building? Did you walk past it too? We wil...
12/01/2023

TOWNSHIP SECURE DROP BOX

Have you seen the new secure drop box at the Township Building? Did you walk past it too? We will accept payment in envelopes with a bill stub (no cash please), Building permit applications and Zoning permit applications when we aren’t in the office. This will make things more accessible if you want to stop here before 7:00am or after 4:30pm or even on the weekend!

11/30/2023
AQUA Infrastructure UpdatesPoorhouse Road pipe installation within West Bradford Township should be completed by Decembe...
11/29/2023

AQUA Infrastructure Updates
Poorhouse Road pipe installation within West Bradford Township should be completed by December 1, 2023. Permanent paving will most likely be completed in the Spring/Summer of 2024.

Beacon Hill Road – AQUA will be installing a new waterline between Farnham Lane and Spellman Drive starting November 20, 2023. Temporary paving will be installed with permanent paving to be completed in the Spring/Summer of 2024.

2024 Budget ProposedThe proposed 2024 Budget is now available for public review at the Township Building. It will be con...
11/28/2023

2024 Budget Proposed

The proposed 2024 Budget is now available for public review at the Township Building. It will be considered for adoption at the Board of Supervisors Monthly Meeting at 7:00pm on December 12th. If you have any questions about the Budget, please contact Justin Yaich, Township Manager, at (610) 269-4174 or by email at [email protected].

View the 2024 Draft Budget HERE: https://bit.ly/3sTojae

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11/27/2023

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Please remember the Downingtown Library this Giving Tuesday (11/28). Help them reach their goal of $25,000 in 2023! Our ...
11/27/2023

Please remember the Downingtown Library this Giving Tuesday (11/28). Help them reach their goal of $25,000 in 2023!
Our local library is a treasure for the community of West Bradford!
https://bit.ly/40SZmZn

Good Fellowship Ambulance 2024 Subscription/Donation Drive is UnderwayWE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!YOUR SUBSCRIPTION/DONATION PR...
11/24/2023

Good Fellowship Ambulance 2024 Subscription/Donation Drive is Underway
WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

YOUR SUBSCRIPTION/DONATION PROVIDES CRUCIAL FUNDING OF ACRITICAL SERVICE FOR YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY!
Check your mailboxes for our subscription/donation letter or subscribe/donate online today: www.goodfellowship.com/community/subscriber/.New! Subscriptions and donations can also be completed by Venmo. Search for“GoodFellowship” in Venmo - our account can be found under “Charities.”

11/23/2023

Happy Thanksgiving from West Bradford Township!

Thanksgiving Fire Safety For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing fa...
11/22/2023

Thanksgiving Fire Safety
For most, the kitchen is the heart of the home, especially during the holidays. From testing family recipes to decorating cakes and cookies, everyone enjoys being part of the preparations.

Keeping fire safety top of mind in the kitchen during this joyous but hectic time is important, especially when there’s a lot of activity and people at home. As you start preparing your holiday schedule and organizing that large family feast, remember, by following a few simple safety tips you can enjoy time with your loved ones and keep yourself and your family safer from fire.

Read More Here…https://bit.ly/3STPhJw

Join the Fire Company for these FUN Holiday Events!BREAKFAST WITH SANTA • Saturday, December 2 • 8:00 to 11:00 amCome to...
11/21/2023

Join the Fire Company for these FUN Holiday Events!
BREAKFAST WITH SANTA • Saturday, December 2 • 8:00 to 11:00 am
Come to the West Bradford Fire Company Main Station in Marshallton to see Santa and enjoy some excellent cooking! This event is organized by the Ladies Auxiliary to the West Bradford Fire Company and benefits the Fire Company. The menu includes various combinations of eggs, toast, pancakes, and sausage with plenty of coffee and other drinks to go around!

OPERATION SANTA - Saturday, December 16
Santa is coming to town in style! Listen for the sirens as Santa rides a fire truck throughout the Township to see all the good little girls and boys. The firefighters
escorting him are sure to have plenty of candy canes as well! (Weather permitting only)

Thanksgiving Holiday Trash ReminderIf your trash and recycling day is Thursday, we are closed due to the Thanksgiving Ho...
11/21/2023

Thanksgiving Holiday Trash Reminder
If your trash and recycling day is Thursday, we are closed due to the Thanksgiving Holiday and your pickup will take place on Wednesday, November 22nd. Friday customers will remain on the normal schedule.

Well, the results are in!  East Bradford Township collected 393 pounds of food, beating West Bradford Township who colle...
11/15/2023

Well, the results are in!
East Bradford Township collected 393 pounds of food, beating West Bradford Township who collected 383 pounds. The WINNER of this year's food fight - the Chester County Food Bank who received just shy of 800 pounds of food!!

Special "thank you" to my colleague, East Bradford Manager, Mandie Cantlin for helping to organize the event. We've already agreed to a double or nothing for 2024! Thank you to all who donated!
Justin

Photo from left to right: WBT, Mike Simmons, Peter McClelland, Justin Yaich; EBT, Mandie Cantlin, Peggy Lennon, Melissa Needles, Rich Phifer, and Andrea Campisi.

Last day to top off our scales with your food donation!!  Every little bit helps!
11/14/2023

Last day to top off our scales with your food donation!! Every little bit helps!

It's a Food Fight: West Bradford vs. East BradfordWest Bradford Township will compete with East Bradford Township in a "...
11/13/2023

It's a Food Fight: West Bradford vs. East Bradford
West Bradford Township will compete with East Bradford Township in a "food fight" to benefit the local food banks this holiday season. The winning Township, of course, gets bragging rights.

Collection boxes are in each Township lobby UNTIL NOVEMBER 14. Let the giving begin!

To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, we thank you for your service to our country.
11/11/2023

To our men and women in uniform, past, present, and future, we thank you for your service to our country.

11/08/2023

Good morning, West Bradford!

Congratulations to all who took part in yesterday's election and thank you for being part of one of our most important civic duties.

Now that the election hustle is over, a friendly reminder to candidates, committees, and supporters - It's time to collect the roadside campaign signs. Help us keep West Bradford the nicest place in Chester County!

Many thanks,
Justin

Tomorrow is Election Day and we're asking you to check the box to end hunger.  Simply drop your canned good in the Towns...
11/06/2023

Tomorrow is Election Day and we're asking you to check the box to end hunger. Simply drop your canned good in the Township donation box while stopping to cast your ballot!!

https://bit.ly/3QHQXnX

Remember to vote tomorrow, November 7. Polls are open from 7AM to 8PM. For additional information or to find your pollin...
11/06/2023

Remember to vote tomorrow, November 7. Polls are open from 7AM to 8PM. For additional information or to find your polling place, please visit Chester County Voter Services at: https://www.chesco.org/156/Voter-Services

10/29/2023

Let's go E-A-G-L-E-S!!!


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10/28/2023

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Pennsylvania produces 68 percent of the nation’s 946 million pounds of mushrooms — with almost 400 million pounds coming...
10/27/2023

Pennsylvania produces 68 percent of the nation’s 946 million pounds of mushrooms — with almost 400 million pounds coming from the Chester County area alone!


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Downingtown, PA
19335

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