Green Hill, West Goshen Township, Chester County, West Chester PA 19380

Green Hill

West Goshen Twp, Chester County, PA

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Green Hill is both the name of this contemporary subdivision, and, an historic railroad stop/hamlet/post office.

The subdivision is approximately 40, detached single family residences built circa 1993 on Derby Drive, off Ashbridge Road. Median interior living space is approximately 2,800 sqft. Median lot size is slightly more than one-half acre.

Historic Green Hill

Following is excerpted from Edward Pinkowski's 1962 book, Chester County Place Names.

This rustic village two miles north of West Chester began as a station on the Frazer branch of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The station which opened in 1891 was called Patton's Station, from the fact that an 18-year-old Patton boy was murdered in that section. Benjamin Green, who conducted a private school there, didn't like the name. When the first train passengers got off, he pointed to the land around the station which was owned by his family for generations and said, "This is Green Hill." Consequently a post office was opened in the railroad station by Mrs. Hannah E. Skunk and named Green Hill in honor of the early landowners.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Street Names
Derby Drive • Greenhill Road • Sandwell Drive

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