Images of America
Bruce Edward Mowday & Parkesburg Free Library
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Parkesburg is located in Chester County, one of William Penn’s original three counties. The town was first known as the Fountain Inn, after a 1730s tavern, and the tavern later became the town’s first post office. Fountain Inn was renamed Parkesburg after prominent politician John G. Parke. A number of important businesses had connections to Parkesburg, including the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad, which was later a part of the Pennsylvania Railroad. In 1872, Horace Beale moved his ironworks from nearby Hibernia to Parkesburg and named it the Parkesburg Iron Company. The company had a competitive baseball team, and major?leaguers such as Babe Ruth played against the team. The town also was home to one of the first airfields in the county.
- Category: United States
- Published: Dec 14, 2009
- Publisher: Arcadia Publishing Inc.
- Seller: INscribe Digital
- Print Length: 128 Pages
- Language: English
- Series: Images of America