Elverson

Elverson is a borough in Chester County Settled near the region's early iron mines, Elverson is close to Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site, an example of a 19th-century "iron plantation".

 Elverson's was settled in the late 18th century when the area was known as Springfield and remained largely rural until the arrival of the Wilmington and Northern Railroad in 1870. By 1883, the town's population had more than doubled. In 1899, the settlement was named Elverson after James Elverson, owner ofThe Philadelphia Inquirer.The Borough of Elverson was the commercial center of northwestern Chester County through the first half of the 20th century.

Elverson's building styles follow the periods of its commercial growth and range from early 19th century stone or log buildings. Commercial and residential development since the 1950s has occurred largely on the outskirts of the borough's historic center. It is about 18 miles from the city of Reading.

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