Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania

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Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania
Chadds Ford is located in Pennsylvania
Chadds Ford
Chadds Ford
Chadds Ford is located in the United States
Chadds Ford
Chadds Ford
Coordinates: 39°52′19″N 75°35′29″W / 39.87194°N 75.59139°W / 39.87194; -75.59139Coordinates: 39°52′19″N 75°35′29″W / 39.87194°N 75.59139°W / 39.87194; -75.59139
CountryUnited States
TownshipsChadds Ford
 • Total2.28 sq mi (5.91 km2)
 • Land2.25 sq mi (5.82 km2)
 • Water0.03 sq mi (0.09 km2)
168 ft (51 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP Code
Area code(s)610/484
FIPS code42-12440
GNIS feature ID2805473[2]

Chadds Ford is a census-designated place (CDP) in Delaware and Chester counties, Pennsylvania, United States, comprising the unincorporated communities of Chadds Ford and Chadds Ford Knoll. It was first listed as a CDP prior to the 2020 census.[2]

The CDP is in westernmost Delaware County and southeastern Chester County, in the northwest part of Chadds Ford Township, the east part of Pennsbury Township, and the south corner of Birmingham Township. Brandywine Creek runs through the center of the CDP, forming first the boundary between Pennsbury and Birmingham township and then the boundary between Chester and Delaware counties. The village of Chadds Ford is in the northwest part of Chadds Ford Township, at the junction of U.S. Route 1 and Pennsylvania Route 100, while Chadds Ford Knoll and other suburban developments are in the Chester County parts of the CDP.

U.S. Route 1 leads east-northeast 12 miles (19 km) to Media and west-southwest 7 miles (11 km) to Kennett Square, while Route 100 leads north 8 miles (13 km) to West Chester and south 10 miles (16 km) to Wilmington, Delaware.

The center of Chadds Ford village constitutes the Chadds Ford Historic District, listed on the National Register of Historic Places. The Battle of Brandywine occurred at Chadds Ford during the American Revolutionary War. Other points of interest in the CDP include the Brandywine River Museum of Art, showcasing the work of the Wyeth family; the Christian C. Sanderson Museum; and the Chaddsford Winery.


  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files – Pennsylvania". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved September 1, 2021.
  2. ^ a b "Chadds Ford Census Designated Place". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.