Preserved Chester County Portion of Brandywine Battlefield Expanded with 10-Acre Parcel
Natural Lands has inked in a conservation easement to preserve a 10-acre parcel in Westtown Township and add it to the Chester County portion of the Brandywine Battlefield, writes Frank Kummer for The Philadelphia Inquirer.
The newly added acres surround a key location of one of the American Revolution’s largest battles.
General George Washington took a position along Brandywine Creek in 1777 to try to stop 15,000 British and Hessian troops, under the command of General William Howe, from taking Philadelphia.
Near the end of the battle, Howe climbed on top of the 370-foot-high Osborne Hill, from where he formulated a plan for his final push. He managed to defeat Washington and take the city but he did not succeed in crushing the Continental Army.
The 10 acres next to Osborne Hill are now preserved as part of an ongoing effort to save the key areas of the Battle of the Brandywine region. And since Osborn Hill was already preserved two years ago, this latest addition that protects adjacent land represents a small but important addition to the conserved land.
Read more about the preserved land in The Philadelphia Inquirer here.
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