5 Great Books About Chester County, Pennsylvania

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If you’re looking for a great read about Chester County, Pennsylvania, look no further! These five books will give you a wealth of information about the history and culture of our beautiful county. From tales of the Underground Railroad to stories about the Amish community, these books have it all!

So, without further ado, here are the five great books about Chester County, Pennsylvania:

The Chester County Chronicles

The Chester County Chronicles: A History of Chester County, Pennsylvania” by George Smith Futhey and Gilbert Cope is a must-read for anyone interested in the history of Chester County. This book chronicles the county’s history from its founding in 1682 all the way up to the early 20th century. You’ll learn all about the county’s role in both the Revolutionary War and the Civil War, as well as get a glimpse into what life was like for its residents during that time.

Just Over the Line

Just Over the Line: Chester County and the Underground Railroad” by William C. Kashatus is another great choice for those interested in Chester County’s history. This book tells the story of the county’s role in the Underground Railroad, which was a network of safe houses and routes used by slaves to escape to freedom. You’ll learn about the brave men and women who risked their lives to help others achieve freedom, and you’ll be inspired by their courageous stories.

Amish Grace

Amish Grace: How Forgiveness Transcended Tragedy” by Donald B. Kraybill, Steven M. Nolt, and David L. Weaver-Zercher is a must-read for anyone interested in Chester County’s Amish community. This book tells the story of the 2006 Nickel Mines school shooting, in which a gunman opened fire on an Amish schoolhouse, killing five girls and injuring five others. It chronicles the aftermath of the tragedy and how the Amish community was able to forgive the gunman and move forward.

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World War II and Chester County, Pennsylvania

World War II and Chester County, Pennsylvania” by Marion M. Piccolomini tells the story of how Chester County played a vital role in the war effort. The book includes interviews with Chester County residents who lived through the war, as well as photographs and newspaper clippings from the time period. Piccolomini does an excellent job of bringing Chester County’s World War II history to life. Readers will gain a better understanding of what it was like to live in Chester County during the war years and how the war affected the county’s residents. Highly recommend for anyone interested in Chester County’s World War II history.

Remembering Chester County

Remembering Chester County: Stories from Valley Forge to Coatesville” by Susannah Brody tells the stories of some of the county’s most important figures and events. The book is divided into four sections, each of which focuses on a different aspect of Chester County’s history. In the first section, Brody tells the story of William Penn and the founding of Chester County. The second section focuses on the county’s role in the American Revolution, while the third section covers Chester County’s growth and development in the 19th and 20th centuries. The fourth and final section of the book recounts the stories of some of Chester County’s most famous residents, including President Herbert Hoover and General George Patton. Overall, “Remembering Chester County” is a well-written and thoroughly researched book that provides an enjoyable and informative overview of Chester County’s long and fascinating history.

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So there you have it! These are five great books about Chester County, Pennsylvania. Whether you’re interested in the county’s history or its culture, you’re sure to find something that interests you in one of these books. So pick up a copy today and start learning about Chester County!

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