Researching the Establishment Date for New Garden Township

In order to determine the most likely establishment date for New Garden Township, the Historical Commission worked with the staff of the Chester County Archives to locate the phrase “New Garden Township” in all legal documents pertaining to the area of New Garden Township between the years 1682 to 1720. This was the period when the general area was surveyed and there was a sufficient population to be recognized as new municipality in Chester County.

The results of the records search were as follows:

This established 1714 as the earliest documented date for the establishment of New Garden Township.