Elverson, Pennsylvania

Elverson is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania. As of 2010 the population equaled 1,225 people. However, in 2016 it was estimated that the population grew to about 1,311 people. Elverson takes up 1.0 square miles of land and it borders the Hopewell Big Woods. The closest city to the borough is Reading which is about 18 mile north.

The borough, today known as Elverson, had many names dating back to the 18th century a couple of them include Springfield and Blue Rock. James Elverson, owner of the Philadelphia Inquisitor, gave Elverson its name in 1899. In 1993 the Elverson Historic District went on the National Register of Historic Places. Elverson also is located near an early iron sight called Hopewell Furnace.

On the 20th of December Mr. Vanemon’s Advanced photography class went on a field trip to take pictures of downtown Elverson. They would be the first to ever document Elverson through photographs. It was freezing on that Wednesday and the students had a hard time keeping warm. They managed to take many pictures in an hour before having to return back to the Twin Valley High School.

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