photo of historic timeline mural at Hallowell Elementary School
photo of historic timeline mural at Hallowell Elementary School

Roads | Davis Grove Road

Roads | Davis Grove Road

Davis Grove Road

Davis Grove Road today is a short road of 1.2 miles from Horsham Road on the western end to Babylon Road on its eastern end. It parallels Horsham Road for about 3/4 of its length.

The road was originally built in 1735 as a private road by the Kenderdines to offer access to their mill - but not sure which part of the road existed since the current bridge over Park Creek was built in 1911 - was there an earlier bridge? Did it connect to what would become Babylon Road or maybe the southern part of what would become Keith Valley Road? Horsham Road was being laid out at the same time, in 1735. (39)

"The Davis Grove Road from Davis Grove to the intersection of Horsham Road, was laid out in 1745. The original petition and draught were presented to the December 1744 session, and the purposes were stated to be to open a way to Kenderdine's Mill and also to 'ye Presbyterian Meeting House at Neshamanie ther Erected for Worship of God' (Packet 25 M 89) This first draught proposed a route from Davis Grove directly across the fields to a point near the house where James MacAleer now lives, nut Jabez White the owner of the ground, made an energetic protest, and the road was altered to its present course in April 1745. From the intersection of the Babylon Road, the route followed a private road known as Kenderdine's Land"

The road was the first to have macadam in the area. 39

The bridge over Park Creek was built in 1911 and rehabbed in 1980.50






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