West Chester Essential Info


West Chester is a city in Chester County in the Philadelphia Region of Pennsylvania.

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  1. West Chester selected as a Distinctive Destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.
  2. The West Chester Public Library has provided library services to area residents since 1872. It currently has a collection of 50,000 items and receives 110,000 visits every year.
  3. The West Chester courthouse was designed in the 1840s by Thomas U. Walter, the same man who helped design the Capitol building in Washington D.C.
  4. West Chester is home to West Chester University of Pennsylvania (WCUPA), one of the 14 state universities of the Pennsylvania State System of Higher Education.

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