Maple Shade (Images of America Series)
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Maple Shade (Images of America Series)

by Maple Shade Historical Society
     
 


Maple Shade's history spans more than three centuries, starting when John and Sarah Roberts arrived from Burlington, New Jersey, in 1682. The settlement became more permanent in 1794 when Main Street was constructed, allowing a connection to the King's Highway and to the Cooper River ferry. In 1811, property was set aside for the Chesterford School, also known as… See more details below

Overview


Maple Shade's history spans more than three centuries, starting when John and Sarah Roberts arrived from Burlington, New Jersey, in 1682. The settlement became more permanent in 1794 when Main Street was constructed, allowing a connection to the King's Highway and to the Cooper River ferry. In 1811, property was set aside for the Chesterford School, also known as the "Little Red Schoolhouse." In 1867, the township gained an identity with a train station and a rail stop. Formerly known as Chester Township, the town was now called Maple Shade. Along with the railroad came various industries and businesses, several shops, a post office, and an active brick-making business. Maple Shade gradually changed from a rural community to a suburban town. Today many of these early settlers are still known through street names: Robert Stiles, Samuel Coles, Alexander Mecray, and the Rudderows were all early settlers of Maple Shade.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780738554921
Publisher:
Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date:
11/07/2007
Series:
Images of America Series
Pages:
127
Sales rank:
1,385,072
Product dimensions:
6.40(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author


In Maple Shade, the Maple Shade Historical Society presents historical photographs and informative text collected from local residents.

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