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The car accident lawyers in Thornton, PA, at Schuster Law welcome you to learn more about the historic town and its landmarks.


The unincorporated community of Thornton is situated in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Some of the closest towns include Glen Mills, Chester Heights, Wawa, and Lima.


The community was initially known as Yellow House, in reference to the historic inn and tavern that dated back to 1750 and sits on Glen Mills Road. George Pearce initially owned the house. George Gray, the owner of Gray’s Ferry located on the Schuylkill River, was a prominent client. Gray moved away as the American Revolution began. However, before his move, his family could hear cannons during the Battle of Brandywine, and troops of the Continental Army fled down the road in front of the Yellow House. Gray’s wife treated the wounded soldiers inside the house.

Other historical events that took place in the house included:

  • 1800 – Thomas Charlton set up a handloom making linen
  • 1829 – John King established the Thornton Post Office in the Yellow
  • 1845, d by William D. Pennell purchased the house at a bankruptcy auction

Historical Landmarks

Within the community is the Thornton Village Historic District, located at the intersection of Thornton Road and Glen Mills Road. Many of the 13 buildings within the district were constructed between 1750 and 1855. Some of these include:

  • 1777 – Isaac Pyle House
  • 1790 – Caleb Hoopes House
  • 1805 – Blacksmith House
  • 1851 – Beebe House
  • 1850 – William D. Pennell House

The Glen Mills Train Station, located on Glen Mills Road, is a historical railroad station that began in 1858 as a stop for the West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad. The current station replaced the original in 1882 and was designed by Frank Furness, a Victorian-era American architect. It now serves as a quant layover site that allows waiting guests to tour the station and picnic grove.


The median real estate price is $673,272 within the suburban community, which is more expensive than 98.0% of the neighborhoods in the state. Rent averages $2,773 per month, also high in the state. Most of the area is owner-occupied and consists of medium to large single-family homes with some townhomes.

The neighborhood has many attractions within a close drive away. Some of these include:

  • Bates Motel – a haunted house that includes escape rooms and ax throwing
  • The Inn at Grace Winery – a lush hotel that sits on 35 acres and consists of a winery
  • The Golf Course at Glen Mills – a full 18-hole golf course that includes an English Style Grill eatery
  • Tyler Arboretum – a 650-acre tree park with nature trails


Approximately 13.1% of the working residents work from home. Most of the workforce is employed in white-collar positions, including:

  • 59.7% management occupations
  • 19.7% sales jobs
  • 12.5% office and administrative support
  • 7.6% manufacturing and laborer occupations

As many as 10.1% of the townspeople were born outside of the country. In addition to English, many residents speak Greek and Chinese. They commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as the following:

  • 19.5% Irish
  • 17.5% Italian
  • 14.5% German
  • 10.7% English
  • 7.6% Greek

Keep reading: The History of Wawa, PA

Our Local Office

The experienced Thornton, PA, car accident lawyers at Schuster Law can guide you through the legal process to get compensated following an auto accident. Call our 24/7 hotline to schedule your free consultation conveniently.

Schuster Law
405 Avenue of the States,
Chester, PA 19013, USA
(610) 872-4930