Important Area in Croydon, PA, for Black History
African American History Armed Services, Military Cemeteries, Graves, Burial Grounds Civics Lessons History No Longer There
Important Area in Croydon, PA, for Black History

A lot happened on 360 acres here. China Retreat was on the property, with a plan for Bristol College, in the early 1800s. White Hall chapel was here. Bristol College trustee Francis Scott Key gave the inaugural oration. White Hall was a a Civil War hospital serving 7, 400, and had a cemetery at 1073 River Road. White Hall was once Bridgewater, Pennsylvania's only orphanage for children of black soldiers killed in the Civil War. Nothing is left. This information is from a good article by Carl LaVO in the Bucks County Courier Times, 11/23/15, at p. A8. There is quite a bit on the Web about this location. China Retreat was once a headquarters for the Ku Klux Klan, according to http://articles.philly.com/1990-08-26/news/25934393_1_white-hall-civil-war-soldiers-pigeon.

Publication date Jun 24, 2018
Property ID: 10423
Updated on: Jan 17, 2020

A lot happened on 360 acres here. China Retreat was on the property, with a plan for Bristol College, in the early 1800s. White Hall chapel was here. Bristol College trustee Francis Scott Key gave the inaugural oration. White Hall was a a Civil War hospital serving 7, 400, and had a cemetery at 1073 River Road. White Hall was once Bridgewater, Pennsylvania's only orphanage for children of black soldiers killed in the Civil War. Nothing is left. This information is from a good article by Carl LaVO in the Bucks County Courier Times, 11/23/15, at p. A8. There is quite a bit on the Web about this location. China Retreat was once a headquarters for the Ku Klux Klan, according to http://articles.philly.com/1990-08-26/news/25934393_1_white-hall-civil-war-soldiers-pigeon.

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Location:
White Hall (former location) , 701 Shadyside Avenue , 701-721 Shadyside Ave., Croydon, Pennsylvania, 19021, United States
Listing Category:
African American History Armed Services, Military Cemeteries, Graves, Burial Grounds Civics Lessons History No Longer There
Virtual / Real:
Virtual
Created Date:
06-24-2018
Created by
plaquemaster
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