Sugartown, Pennsylvania

Coordinates: 39°59′57″N 75°30′30″W / 39.99917°N 75.50833°W / 39.99917; -75.50833
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Sugartown Historic District
Saddler's Shop and the General Store
Sugartown, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Sugartown, Pennsylvania
Sugartown, Pennsylvania is located in the United States
Sugartown, Pennsylvania
LocationSugartown, Boot, Spring, Dutton Mill, and Providence Roads, near Malvern, Willistown Township, Pennsylvania
Coordinates39°59′57″N 75°30′30″W / 39.99917°N 75.50833°W / 39.99917; -75.50833
Area39 acres (16 ha)
NRHP reference No.84003230 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 07, 1984

Sugartown is an unincorporated settlement that is located in central Willistown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States, at the intersection of Sugartown and Boot Roads. It is situated eighteen miles west of Philadelphia.


The town was named after Eli Shugart, a 19th-century tavern keeper. Sugartown is a typical crossroads village that provides goods and services to the surrounding farm community. It played an important part in the development of Willistown and contains an inn, general store, blacksmith and wheelwright, cabinetmaker, saddler, shoemaker and a doctor.

The Sugartown Historic District is a national historic district that encompasses fourteen contributing buildings. It includes the Sign of the Spread Eagle tavern (c. 1790), the Sugartown Store (c. 1800) and residence (1860), the Willistown Township Building (1909), "Coxefield" (c. 1790), a shoemaker's shop (c. 1790), the Sugartown School (1866), the Friends school (1782–1783, 1862), and a schoolmaster's house (1785).[2]


  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). ARCH: Pennsylvania's Historic Architecture & Archaeology. Retrieved November 2, 2012. Note: This includes Martha Leigh Wolf (n.d.). "National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form: Sugartown Historic District" (PDF). Retrieved November 5, 2012.

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