East Fallowfield Township

Founded: 1743
History: Created from division of Fallowfield township which had first been formed in 1728. The original township was supposedly named in honor of Lancelot Fallowfield, of Great Strickland, England, one of the first purchasers of land from William Penn. His right was bought by John Salkeld, a noted Quaker minister, who came from that part of England and settled in this area in 1714. The township was divided into East and West Fallowfield in 1743.

Related Links for East Fallowfield
East Fallowfield Township
2264 Strasburg Road
East Fallowfield, PA 19320
310-384-7144

Churches in East Fallowfield
Doe Run Presbyterian Church
3104 Doe Run Church Road, Coatesville, PA 19320 (610) 486-0744
Church Webpage

Fallowfield Friends Meeting
800 Doe Run Rd., Ercildoun, PA 19320 (610) 380-1722

Fallowfield monthly Meeting was established by Western Quarterly from London Grove Monthly in 1811. Proior to that, there had been a preparative meeting at Fallowfield since 1792. The Orthodox branch of this meeting was discontinued in 1838 and its members transferred to London Grove Monthly; the Hicksite branch became the modern Fallowfield meeting.

Hephzibah Baptist Church
2237 Strasburg Rd Coatesville, PA 19380 (610) 383-0330

About 1720, Rev. Owen Thomas, who had come from Wales and settled in Vincent in 1707, was the first Baptist minister who worked regularly in Newlin Twp. He preached at John Bentleys house. Richard Buffington, in his will of 1747-8 gave 5 lb to Owen Thomas, minister of the Anabaptist Society, and 20 lb to the society. After the death of John Bentley, The meetings were held at the house of his son Jeffrey Bentley, who in 1752 gave a lot of ground and built a meeting-house, at which Rev. Owen Thomas first preached in Oct. 1752. His ministry ceased in 1759, due to bodily infirmities, and he was replaced by Rev. Abel Griffith, who ministered until 1767, when he went on a missionary tour to New England. Jeffrey Bentley, on the death of his father, was made a deacon. In 1775, Rev. Griffith returned and resumed his pastorship, but resigned in 1791 and moved to KY. At this time, there were 49 members of the congregation, a bit of growth from the original number of 15. Next came Rev. Joshua Vaughan, till 1808, and the membership doubled. So the old meeting house became too small, and a new one was built, where it stands today.

Cemeteries in East Fallowfield
Doe Run Friends Burial Ground
Derrymeeting Rd, Doe Run, PA

East Fallowfield Friends Burial Ground
Doe Run Rd.

Hephzibah Baptist cemetery
82 Park Ave., Coatesville, PA 19380 (610) 384-9566

Doe Run Presbyterian cemetery
Strasburg Rd at Church Rd., 19320

Ercildoun cemetery
Route 82 and Glenrose Rd

Church of Christ Ercildoun

Historic Places in East Fallowfield
Bailey, John, Farm
Springdell Rd., East Fallowfield Township Coatesville
*National Register of Historic Places

Brandywine Building and Loan Assoc. Rowhouses
Hephzibah Hill Rd., East Fallowfield Township Coatesville
*National Register of Historic Places

Bridge in East Fallowfield Township
Strasburg Rd. over Mill Race Mortonville
*National Register of Historic Places

Ercildoun Historic District
PA 82 and SRs T368, 15236, T371, and 182, East Fallowfield Township Coatesville
*National Register of Historic Places

Gladden, Joseph, House
West Chester Rd., East Fallowfield Township Coatesville

Hanna, John, Farm
Fairview Rd., East Fallowfield Township Coatesville

Passmore, Mansel, House
Glen Rose Rd., East Fallowfield Township Coatesville

Pennock, Martha, House
PA 82, East Fallowfield Township Coatesville
*National Register of Historic Places

Pierce, Lukens, House
NW of Ercildoun on Wilmington Rd., East Fallowfield Township Ercildoun

Powell Farm
Dupont Rd., East Fallowfield Township Coatesville

Powell, John, House
Hephzibah Hill Rd., East Fallowfield Township Coatesville

Pusey, Joshua, House
Saw Mill Rd., East Fallowfield Township Coatesville

Scott, David, House
Mt. Carmel Rd., East Fallowfield Township Coatesville

Scott, Thomas, House
Park Ave., East Fallowfield Township Coatesville

Speakman No. 1
S of Coatesville on LR 15068, East Fallowfield Township Modena

Speakman No. 2, Mary Ann Pyle Bridge
S of Coatesville on T 371, East Fallowfield Township Modena

Steen, Robert, House
Fairview Rd., East Fallowfield Township Coatesville

Wentz, John, House
PA 82, East Fallowfield Township Coatesville

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