Cochranville History

Place Names

June 16, 2014

Text below excerpted from: Chester County Place Names, Edward Pinkowski, 1962.

“In 1724 James Cochran, after whom the village in West Fallowfield Township was named, came to the Octoraro Valley with a small band of Scotch-Irish settlers and in time opened a roadside inn next to the Shawnee Indian reservation. When the post office was established there, the name was spelled Cochransville, but the “s” was removed by the Post Office Department in 1884.”

Street Names
Church St, Cochran St, Daleville Rd, Homeville Rd, Limestone Rd

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