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Chester Heights  - History

Chester Heights is located in Delaware County, PA. 

Established in 1945 it has a rich history that reaches back into the 1700's.


This year marks the 75th Anniversary of the incorporation of The Borough of Chester Heights.


On August 6, 1945, a petition was submitted to Delaware County requesting the incorporation of a new borough to be called The Borough of Chester Heights. The petition contained 108 signatures, representing the majority of property owners within the boundaries of the new borough. The Borough of Chester Heights was finally incorporated on September 21st, 1945. 


Prior to its incorporation, Chester Heights had been a part of Aston Township. The first organizing meeting of the borough took place on January 7, 1946 at the Rosehill School located on Llewelyn Road. 

We are continually updating our historical information as we discover new images and documents.

While we work on our end please follow us on Facebook where you can find our thoroughly researched "Throwback Thursday" posts and check out our 75th Anniversary series we call Moments in History.


Here are the links to a few of those Facebook posts:


June 21st, 2018  - Lenape Park


June 7th, 2018 - Linvilla Orchard


May 17th, 2018 - Cumberland Cemetary


January 31st, 2019 - Parastudy

June 4th, 2020 - Petition to Incorporate 1945



The August 6, 1945 Petition for The Borough of Chester Heights

1945 Petition for the Borough of Chester Heights

September 21st, 1945  - The Decree of  Incorporation of The Borough of Chester Heights

Decree of Incorporation Sept 21st 1945
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