John Beale Bordley

Title

John Beale Bordley

Title

John Beale Bordley

Date

1953-02-25

County

Chester

Type

Roadside

Marker Location

Strasburg Rd. (SR 3062) & Broad Rd., W of Marshallton

Marker Text

The noted agriculturalist purchased land just north of here in 1792 and named it "Como Farm." Here, he conducted numerous experiments on crop rotation and maintenance of soil fertility. Bordley planned new devices for seeding and reaping wheat. His works on Rotation of Crops and Husbandry and Rural Affairs were widely read. Died, 1804.

Files

john-beale-bordley.jpg

Citation

“John Beale Bordley,” The Land of Penn and Plenty: Bringing History to the Table, accessed August 9, 2020, https://pafoodways.omeka.net/items/show/16.