Phoenixville was settled in
1732 and incorporated as a borough in 1849.
industrial heyday early in the twentieth century, it was an important
It was the site of
great iron and steel mills such
Phoenix Iron Works,
works, silk mill,
factory, and the famous
(and now highly collectible)
Like so many American towns and cities,
Phoenixville owes its
growth to its waterways.
It is not only situated on the
broad Schuylkill River, an
historic thoroughfare to Native Americans and early
alike, but it is bisected by the fast-flowing
which was quickly harnessed for waterpower.
the largest registered historic
district in Chester County.
Many homes have been
maintained and improved.
Many stores have retained
*Special Thanks to the Phoenixville Historical Society for this content*