West Chester, Pennsylvania is a borough and the county seat of Chester County. West Chester has a population of 18,461. A beautiful suburban town, 36 miles west from the city of Philadelphia, West Chester is home to the West Chester University of Pennsylvania.
The borough of West Chester was incorporated in 1799, over thirty years after Phineas Eachus and Chest Weaterson were licensed to build a tavern. One of the nation’s first railroads was built in West Chester in 1832, and a prominent courthouse was established in 1847 which remains the heart of town.
The West Chester Academy, today’s modern West Chester University, was started in 1813 and went on to educate many prominent Chester Country citizens. West Chester became a major industrial town at the turn of the 20th century. During World War II, West Chester produced more penicillin than anywhere else in the country. After the Pearl Harbor attacks, G. Raymond Rettew, a West Chester born chemist, turned his attention to using penicillin as an antibiotic in a laboratory that was in a converted auto garage.
In 2013, West Chester University unveiled its bronze statue of Frederick Douglass, designed by art professor Richard Blake. “We as a campus community are dedicated to Frederick Douglass’ message of freedom and inclusiveness,” said President Greg Weisenstein.
Take a stroll through the scenic and quaint town of West Chester, stopping at our many locally owned shops and cafes that keep the economy bustling in Chester County.
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We are the Law Firm of Craig Altman, a highly accomplished firm of skilled lawyers who will stop at nothing to get you the financial compensation you deserve. We fight for personal injury law cases, passionate about protecting your legal rights. Our attorneys practice personal injury and workers’ compensation law, earning us a reputation in Pennsylvania and New Jersey for taking on cases other firms have rejected. We handle everything from construction accidents to public transportation accidents, including SEPTA.
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“Back in 2013 I got in a nasty car accident and broke my neck in 3 areas and I was not at fault. My medical bills started to pile up but I reached out to Craig and he was able to put all of my worries to rest.”