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Oliver W. Barneston, for whom Barneston in West Nantmeal Township was named, was the engineer who surveyed and laid out 18 miles of railroad track between Downingtown and Honey Brook. For his services he received $95,000 in cash and $10,000 in stock from the railroad company. By the time the railroad was completed in 1869, he had a town called Barneston laid out on 78 1/2 acres of land about five miles east of Honey Brook. The village, which had its own post office from 1869 to 1936, never grew to expectations.

  1. Pinkowski, Edward. Chester County Place Names,, Sunshine Press, Philadelphia, 1962

Barneston Map

Street Names
Barneston Drive • Manor Road North

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