This Committee was disbanded in December, 2015.
Read the Report on the initiative to convert the historic property to a Township campus.
Georgia Brutscher, Chair
Marlene Drewes, KURC
Rusty Jones, KURC
Karen Marshall, Chester County
John O’Neal, KURC
Barnard House: Renovate and Repurpose
In October 2008, the Township took possession of 68 acres at the northwest corner of the intersection of Lenape-Unionville and S. Wawaset Roads. This land was transferred from Chester County to Pocopson at no cost to the Township. The transaction included the Eusebius Barnard House, an early 1800s stone house and a stop on the Underground Railroad which is located opposite the Pocopson Home. This historic stone house will eventually be renovated and repurposed to house the Township’s administrative offices and public meeting space and as a home for the Kennett Underground Railroad Museum. Pocopson Township has received a $250,000 grant from the Commonwealth Financing Authority for external site improvements to create Wawaset Road Park on the land surrounding the Barnard House. This facility will include walking trails, a recycling center, and expanded parking for passive recreational activities.