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East Whiteland Twp, Chester County, PA

Beginnings [1]

When William Penn granted most of this area to Welsh settlers, Planebrook was an important stage-coach stop at the intersection of State highway 29 and Swedesford Road in East Whiteland Township. It was originally called White Horse for a tavern dating to 1721. It was renamed Planebrook when a post office was established there in 1898. Ann M. Clark was the first postmaster. There was an unnamed brook passing by the village which suggested the name Planebrook to her.

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

Nearby Neighborhoods

Street Names
Route 202 • Swedesford Road