Battle of the Brandywine

Wistar's Farm

Lenape has been known by different names over the past 200+ years.  It grew from a locality named Wister's or Shunk's Ford before a bridge was built over the Brandywine.  The John P. Sager erected a mill on the east side of the creek, and the name changes to Sager's Mill.  Eventually, that name changed to Sager's Station when the Wilminton and Northern Railroad built a station onthe west side of the creek.

Battle of the Brandywine

The Battle of Brandywine was the largest land battle of the Revolutionary War. With George Washington’s Continental Army poised at Chads Ford, defending the approaches to Philadelphia, the British General Sir William Howe was camped at Kennett Square, planning a flanking attack against Washington.