New resource on slavery in Chester County, PA

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The “Slavery in Chester County” portal is now available on the Chester County Archives website. It was researched and created by Archivist Cliff C. Parker. Included in the portal are: a video and map detailing the case of Jacob Glasgow, a formerly enslaved man who, in 1803, sued the enslavers of his wife Sall; maps showing the number of enslaved persons in each township in 1765 and 1780; and maps showing the number of enslaved persons by property in seven townships in southwestern Chester County in 1765, 1778, 1780, and 1800.

Questions or comments may be sent to


Laurie A. Rofini, Director

Chester County Archives and Records Services

West Chester, PA