Downingtown is a historic borough in Chester County. At a little over 30 miles from the city, it’s both an independently lively town and a gateway to the excitement of Philadelphia. According to the 2010 census, Downington had a total population of 7,891 people. The median per capita income for this community is $21,634, making the borough home to a large middle class of hard workers.
Downingtown, as a borough with various shops and businesses, has the bustle of Philadelphia without the hassle of navigating the city. However, the city is within reach via the SEPTA regional rail, more specifically its Paoli/Thorndale line. Its convenient location and rich history have made it a center for commerce and home to many businesses that are now household names, like Victory Brewing Co. and Auntie Anne’s pretzels.
Downingtown has always been recognized as a haven for business. In fact, it was originally referred to as Milltown when settled by English and European colonists in the early 18th century. This name came from the multiple mills that sat on East Brandywine Creek, which runs through Downingtown. It wasn’t until the wealthy and influential mill-owner, Thomas Downing, came to Downingtown that it got its current name. However, it maintained its bustling, commercial energy.
In the early 20th century, two Philadelphians named John S. Trower and William A. Creditt the Downingtown Industrial and Agricultural School, to educate and prepare African American high school students for work. Trower, a successful businessman, and Creditt, a well-respected pastor, served as principals of the school until their deaths. The school closed in 1993.
Things to do in Downingtown
Downingtown’s bustling downtown and rich history make it a place with many attractions, such as:
Who You Are
Who We Are
As experienced and dedicated attorneys at the Law Offices of Craig A. Altman, we fight for the hardworking people of Downingtown who have experienced unfortunate circumstances that require legal assistance. We not only go the extra mile, but we also get there with heart, motivated by the people and community that we serve.
How We Can Help
Though the working class makes up nearly a third of the population, they’re constantly overlooked. Their commitment and hard work ethics keep the carefully crafted machine that is society running smoothly. However, these jobs are not always safe or fair. That’s where we come in. All of our lawyers specialize in practice personal injury and workers’ compensation law, specifically to help you, the working class. We want you to get the recognition, the compensation you deserve for your pain and hard work. Whether it be a construction accident, slip or fall, car accident, medical malpractice or workers’ compensation, we want to provide you with the help necessary to win your personal injury case.
Our lawyers have a reputation for taking on some of the most challenging cases in the area, ones that other law firms reject because we care about you. We work on contingency, meaning if we don’t win your case, you don’t owe us a dime. You have nothing to lose, and everything to gain. Call us 24 hours a day at (215) 791-8848, or send in a contact form on our website.
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Downingtown Personal Injury Attorney
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