|Thornbury Township, Chester County|
About the Twp.
Thornbury Township, Chester County was organized in 1687 when just six families occupied this land. Prior to its founding, the Delaware Indians traversed the beautiful rolling landscape. Both branches of Chester Creek meander through Thornbury and flow to join the Delaware river. The Battle of Brandywine during the Revolutionary War was partially fought in Thornbury Township. It was one of Thornbury's citizens, Squire Thomas Cheyney, who informed Washington of the approach of the British.
Today, It is a charming area with winding country roads. It has evolved from a rural area to suburban residential neighborhoods. Thornbury Township has seen tremendous growth over the last decade and only a few key parcels and several smaller parcels remain undeveloped. Our current challenge is to take strong municipal action to preserve our Township's key remaining resources while regulating new development in a way that limits it's impact on our existing residents.
Township Mission Statement
Board of Supervisors of Thornbury Township, Chester County,
through leadership, commitment and prudent spending will:
Preserve the rural
character, natural and scenic resources, history and quality of life valued by
Thornbury residents while regulating new development in a way that limits it’s
impact on our residents and respects the unique character of Thornbury Township
Maintain a safe and
efficient circulation system, both vehicular and non-vehicular, while
maintaining the current function of the road network to bring about the most
beneficial relationship between land use and the traffic circulation patterns
throughout the Township
Ensure that Township
residents are provided with a high quality water supply in sufficient quantities
to meet present as well as future needs
Review, update and
improve the Township’s Emergency Operations Plan including police, fire and
opportunities and secure open space that will enhance the quality of life for
Inform and educate
our residents and business owners, via the Township’s web site and newsletter,
on issues that affect our Township
by the Thornbury Township, Chester County, Board of Supervisors this 2nd
Day of April, 2002.
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