(The photo above) is The Village Green School House, owned by Aston
Township, and is located on Pennell
Road, just north of the Five Points intersection. Built about 1867 it was used until the late 1940's. The ground for the school was sold by Samuel Hewes to
Jacob Richards, William Pennell
and Thomas Dutton for thirty dollars.
Before public schools were established in 1836, this was a private school for the families of the subscribers who made donations to build the school building. According to the original deed it can
never be sold.

 

Aston Township Historical Society
Aston Community Center
3270 Concord Rd
Aston PA 19014

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Phone: (610) 494-4707

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

HISTORICAL RESOURCES:

History of Mt. Hope Church and Aston

Aston Township Historical Trail

History of Aston Township

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ABOUT US:

Welcome to Aston Township Historical Society's website. We hope you find our new site both pleasurable and informative. Also we would like you to share with our society all you know about our old Aston. We were populated with mills and after all, we have an area and a road named just that, "Aston Mills". We also have another venue named for the new owners and its old purpose...Kings Mill. The King family have done a wonderful job to take an old building into the future! We, as historians, can only hope more people will do such a lovely job as to take our still remaining old structures and if they cannot remain original and at best re-purpose them with the most history intact.

What else do you remember about Aston? Perhaps farms? There were at one time many farms within our borders. How about businesses? Perhaps your family ran a business years ago or worked at a local business.

We are here to share and to learn more AND we would LOVE to hear from others.

Thanks,

~The Board of the Aston Township Historical Society

 

OUR MISSION:

The object and purpose of the Aston Township Historical Society is to promote efforts to identify, preserve and enhance the properties of historical value or interest to the residents of Aston Township.

 

HOW IT ALL BEGAN:

The Aston Township Historical Society was founded in 1993 by Paul Dougherty, who along with Edmund Kulesea, Bruce Wittendorfer and Jacqueline DiGiacomo held several meetings to establish By-Laws and elect officers.

   On September 19, 1993, to kick off the newly founded Historical Society a Proclamation Ceremony was held at the Aston Free Library. Several residents brought in their historical artifacts to display.

 

MEMBERSHIPS:

New members are welcome! The Aston Township Historical Society meets four times a year at the Aston Township Building on Pennell Road. . Meeting times are listed on this website or check local newspapers. Join us in membership and support historic preservation in Aston Township: Download a Membership Application.

 

MUSEUM HOURS:

By appointment only.

VILLAGE GREEN SCHOOLHOUSE VISIT

Contact Pat Smith at 610-494-4707 to visit the schoolhouse.

NEWSLETTERS:

2008 ATHS Newsletter
2009 ATHS Newsletter
2010 ATHS Newsletter

LINKS:

delawarecountyhistory.com:

 This website has maps, directories, early tax records and pictures of Aston Township and the entire county.

Aston Township

 This link is to the Aston Township Government website

Chichester Historical Society

 This link is for our neighbors, Upper and Lower Chichester Townships and Marcus Hook and Trainer Boros.

Bethel Township Preservation Society

Bethel Township is one of our neighbors and this is their historical society's website.

 

Chester Heights Camp Meeting

This links to historical Chester Heights Camp Meeting.

Friends of Old St. Thomas Church

This is the oldest Catholic Church in Delaware County.

 

Friends of Swedish Log Cabin

This links to the Swedish Log Cabin in Drexel Hill.