Highspire Estates traces it's modern origins to land granted to William Penn in 1681 by King Charles II of England. A debt owed to Penn’s father led the King to grant William a tract of land he named Pennsylvania in honor of the elder Penn. The Royal Charter granting this land permitted Penn to reserve 10,000 acres out of every 100,000 as a Manor for his own use. Springton Manor, one of eight such Manors reserved in Chester County, was named for Penn’s wife Gulielma Springett. The original location for Springton Manor originally authorized by William Penn was located around what is today Downingtown. Heavy settlement in that area led the Penn family to reestablish Springton Manor further to the northwest on land in present day Wallace Township. Encompassing 8,318 acres, Springton was the largest manor in Chester County.
Fast forward to the 21st century. The land that comprises Highspire Estates continues that tradition of reverence for the land. My family had the opportunity and privilege to make a difference as the owners of the land on which this fine community would be built. Wallace Township's Flexible Rural Residential zoning is a unique and prime example of land preservation. Of the 90-acre tract, only 33 acres were disturbed. That leaves the balance of the beautiful hardwood forest untouched for all time. I was honored to be the major force behind the Highspire Estates land planning. In conjunction with Wallace Township and The Wallace Trust, I am delighted to be able to say we have permanently preserved so much land. As a very long term resident of Wallace Township and an avid hiker and outdoorsman, nothing means more to me than continuing the traditions of William Penn's great woods with all of it's wildlife and beauty for future generations.
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