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Some quick facts

Elverson Borough occupies one square mile along the northwestern boundary of Chester County. The Borough is bounded by only two municipalities; Caernarvon Township, Berks County to the north, and West Nantmeal Township, Chester County to the east, south and west. In 1911, the Borough, comprising only 149 acres, was incorporated from West Nantmeal Township. In 1953, land was annexed from West Nantmeal as well, extending the boundary of the Borough to the Berks County line and just beyond Brick Lane and Route 401. This brought the total land area to the current size of one square mile.

Elverson developed around an historical crossroads. Today those early thoroughfares have been improved to highways. The most important highway in Elverson is Pennsylvania Route 23 which passes through the center of the Borough as Main Street, ultimately connecting the cities of Philadelphia and Lancaster. Pennsylvania Route 82, the second highway through Elverson, connects Birdsboro and the Reading area to the north to Coatesville, southern Chester County, and Wilmington, Delaware to the south. Pennsylvania Route 401, which originates at the western boundary of the Borough, proceeds in a southeasterly direction across the center of Chester County to U.S. Route 30 north of Malvern. The Pennsylvania Turnpike, though not physically within the Borough, provides access to the cities of Philadelphia, Harrisburg and Pittsburgh via the nearby Morgantown interchange.

The city of Reading is approximately 18 miles north of the Borough, Allentown 40 miles northeast, Pottstown 14 miles northeast, Phoenixville 17 miles east, Philadelphia 40 miles southeast, West Chester 21 miles southeast, Coatesville 13 miles south, Honey Brook seven miles southwest, Lancaster 25 miles southwest, Harrisburg 60 miles west, and Morgantown three miles west.

Elverson is located in an area near significant historic and recreational facilities. Hopewell Village National Historical Site, located in Warwick and Union Townships, is the site of an eighteenth century iron furnace and village. French Creek State Park, located in Union, Robeson, Warwick, and North Coventry Townships, comprises 7,337 acres and contains year-round recreational opportunities. State Game Lands #43, administered by the Pennsylvania Game Commission, is situated north of Route 23 in Union, Robeson, Warwick, and West Nantmeal Townships, as well as a small portion within the Borough of Elverson.

Regional Parks

Elverson residents are served by several regional parks.

These include: French Creek (Berks/Chester Cos.), Marsh Creek (Chester Co.), Blue Marsh Lake (Berks Co.), Valley Forge National Historical Park (Chester/Montgomery Cos.) and Hopewell Village National Historic Site (Berks/Chester Cos.).

Regional park facilities offer substantial opportunity for picnicking, hiking, and horseback riding.

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Close to Lancaster and Philadelphia
  • Cons:Traffic volume is increasing every day
  • In a nutshell:Lot's to do within an hour's drive
  • Intro Updated Jan 21, 2006
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