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June 13, 2019
5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
Time Details:
Arrive at 5:30pm for pre-registration, all tours leave at 6:30pm after the celebration.
: Church of the Holy Trinity
212 S. High Street
West Chester, PA 19382
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Town Tours & Village Walks: From Turks Head Tavern to County Seat

Thursday, June 13, 2019

During the late 1720s, in the Land of Goshen, a Quaker farming hamlet began with the development of the Goshen and Great Valley or Wilmington Roads. In 1762, Phineas Eachus received a license to open a "Public-House." By 1768, the crossroads tavern would be known as the Turk's Head. Just west of the Turk's Head, in 1784, a lot was purchased that would become the new county seat for Chester County. At this site, on March 3, 1788, the State Assembly created a "County Town" to be known as West Chester. High Street has both metered and free parking. A metered lot is available next to the United Methodist Church, 129 South High Street and the Bicentennial Parking garage, 20 South High Street.