Originally settled by English and European colonists in the early 18th century, Downingtown was first known as Milltown due to the many mills that were built there along the East Branch of Brandywine Creek. It was re-named in 1812 for Thomas Downing, a Quaker immigrant from England who owned many of the mills in the area. Downingtown is situated along Lincoln Highway, now part of U.S. Route 30, which was the first paved road to cross the nation from the East Coast to the West Coast.



7,891 (2010 Census)


Public Schools:

Downingtown Area School District (

PA Dept. of Education Fast Facts: Downingtown Area Schools


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Things To Do/ Places To Visit:

Kimberton Whole Foods

Bakers Of Buffington


Downingtown Country Club

Regal Cinema 16

Applecross Country Club

The Struble Trail

Downingtown Farmers Market

Downingtown Log House

Good Neighbor Day (July 4th)

United Sports Training Center

Marsh Creek State Park/Marsh Creek Lake

Planet Fitness


Restaurants, Etc:

Station Taproom

Bottle Room

Avalon Pasta Bistro

Green Street Grill

Victory Brewing Company

Amani’s BYOB

Coffee Cup Restaurant

Giorgio’s Limelight Restaurant & Bar


Lione’s Pizza & Pasta

Cracker Barrel

Texas Roadhouse

Pomodoro’s Restaurant

PJ Whelihan’s

Righteous Tap House

Wegmans Market Cafe

Bangles Indian Cuisine

Grapevine Cuisine

East Branch Brewing Company