Home | Whats New | Site Index | Search

Elk Township

Chester County, Pennsylvania

Township municipal offices are located at 952 Chesterville Road, Lewisville, PA 19351.
Phone: 610‑255‑0634.


Elk Township was created in 1857 from part of East Nottingham. Charles Ramsey suggested the name. It is bounded on the east by Big Elk Creek, and Little Elk flows through it. Lewisville, in this township, was named in honor of Lewis J. Jones, who was the first to build there. He was buried at Sharp's graveyard. His father, Nathan Jones, lived near, in the edge of Maryland. [1]

  1. Futhey, J. Smith and Gilbert Cope, History of Chester County, Pennsylvania, with Genealogical and Biographical Sketches, Philadelphia, Louis H. Everts, 1881

Nearby Towns: Franklin Twp • London Britain Twp • London Grove Twp • New London Twp • Penn Twp • West Grove Boro •