is an unincorporated community
in Concord Township
and Middletown Township
, Delaware County
, United States
about 17 miles from Philadelphia
. Glen Mills is known for its gardens and its golf course. Major offices including Deloitte
with a headcount of about 100 people operating from there. The zip code for Glen Mills is 19342.
The area around Glen Mills was part of the original land grant given to William Penn
in 1681. George Cheyney was the first settler here, for which the nearby town of Cheyney
is named. Later, this land was sold and divided. The name Glen Mills is taken from two paper mills built by the Willcox family, one in 1835 and the second in 1846. From 1864 to 1878, these mills supplied the United States government with a special, patented paper for the printing of government bonds and notes.
The Glen Mills are no longer, but the grist mill built by Nathaniel Newlin
in 1704 still stands, and is a popular destination for picnickers and history buffs alike. A blacksmith shop was built on the former property in 1975.
The West Chester and Philadelphia Railroad
arrived in Glen Mills c. 1858, and provided train service between Philadelphia and West Chester
. The Pennsylvania Railroad
took control of the rail line in 1880. Passenger trains through Glen Mills were operated by SEPTA
until 1986. The West Chester Railroad
, a heritage railway
, currently operates trains... Read More