American Local Historian Seeks Chiswick connection

The people of Cheswick Pennsylvania know that there town was named after a place in England but exactly where has got lost in the mists of time.

The prime candidate is Chiswick in England although it is not clear why the name would have been changed. They would be interested to hear from any local historians who know anything about the background to this story.

They know that the town was named in around 1902 and that a gift of trees was given from the town in England after which they were named. Cheswick has sycamores and maples that were planted around that time which are believed to be the gift.

If there is anyone who confirm that Chiswick was the donator of these trees and give some background on the reason for the connection, if any, between the two towns, they should contact F. Greg McGeary on