West Grove, Pennsylvania—A Well-Preserved Town

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West Grove, Pennsylvania-A Well-Preserved Town  

At the intersection of Evergreen and Prospect Streets in historic West Grove, Pennsylvania, you can get an idea of what it must have been like in 1893, when this Borough was incorporated.  Named after the West Grove Quaker Meeting House, the town was a center of local trade dating back to 1731, when John, Thomas, and Richard Penn granted 5000 acres to William Penn, grandson of the Founder of Pennsylvania, subject to the rental of 'one red rose on the twenty-fourth day of June if demanded.' This payment has been made almost every year since. Usually a direct descendent of Penn had been present to receive the red rose. This is done in a public ceremony, generally on the Saturday following Labor Day, and attracts a large crowd.

Below:  The Historic West Grove Quaker Meeting, Evergreen and Prospect Intersection, and Former Train Station turned Ice Cream Shop

  Historic West Grove Meeting House signHistoric West Grove PA Quaker Meeting HouseThe Intersection of Evergreen & Prospect, West Grove PAFormer West Grove Train Station

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