Pennsylvania Route 841

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Pennsylvania Route 841

Route information
Maintained by PennDOT
Length17.316 mi[1] (27.867 km)
Major junctions
South end MD 213 at Maryland border in Lewisville
Major intersections PA 472 in Lewisville
PA 896 in Franklin Township
US 1 near West Grove
PA 41 in Chatham
PA 926 near Chatham
PA 842 in West Marlborough Township
North end PA 82 in Doe Run
CountryUnited States
Highway system
PA 840 PA 842

Pennsylvania Route 841 (PA 841) is a state highway in Chester County, Pennsylvania. The route runs from the Maryland border in the community of Lewisville in Elk Township, where the road continues as Maryland Route 213 (MD 213), north to PA 82 in the community of Doe Run in West Marlborough Township. The route heads through rural areas of southwestern Chester County on a two-lane undivided road. PA 841 passes through West Grove, where it has an interchange with U.S. Route 1 (US 1). PA 841 was first assigned to an unpaved road running from Springdell to PA 82 in 1928. The route was extended south to its current terminus in 1937 and was completely paved by 1940.

Route description

PA 841 northbound at PA 472 in Lewisville

PA 841 begins at the Maryland border in the community of Lewisville in Elk Township, Chester County, where the road continues south into that state as MD 213. From the state line, the route heads north on two-lane undivided Chesterville Road, intersecting the southern terminus of PA 472 a short distance past the state line. The road continues north through a mix of farms and woods with some homes, crossing the Big Elk Creek into New London Township. The route turns to the east and enters Franklin Township, where it curves to the northeast. PA 841 comes to an intersection with PA 896 and continues through rural areas with some residences, crossing the West Branch White Clay Creek. In the community of Chesterville, the route turns northwest onto Wickerton Road. PA 841 curves to the north and crosses the Middle Branch White Clay Creek before it heads into London Grove Township as it continues through rural land with increasing residential subdivisions. The road enters the borough of West Grove and becomes Prospect Avenue, where it is lined with homes. In the center of town, the route passes a few businesses and crosses an East Penn Railroad line at-grade. PA 841 turns east onto Evergreen Street and curves northeast past residences and commercial establishments. The route splits from Evergreen Street by heading north onto Chatham Road.[2][3]

PA 841 northbound in West Grove

PA 841 leaves West Grove for London Grove Township again and comes to a partial cloverleaf interchange with the US 1 freeway. The road continues into a mix of farmland and woodland with occasional homes, crossing a stream on a one-lane bridge. In the community of Chatham, the route turns east onto London Grove Road and comes to a junction with PA 41. Past PA 41, PA 841 turns north onto Coatesville Road and continues north through agricultural areas with a few homes, reaching an intersection with PA 926. Upon crossing PA 926, the road heads into West Marlborough Township on North Chatham Road and makes a turn to the northwest through farmland and woods. The route intersects the western terminus of PA 842 and makes a curve to the north before bending to the northeast. PA 841 continues north to the community of Springdell, where it makes a sharp turn to the east. The route curves northeast through farmland and continues to its northern terminus at PA 82 in the community of Doe Run.[2][3]


When Pennsylvania first legislated routes in 1911, present-day PA 841 was not given a route number.[4] In 1928, PA 841 was designated onto an unpaved road running from Springdell northeast to PA 82.[5][6] In 1937, PA 841 was extended south from Springdell to its current southern terminus at the Maryland border, following its current alignment.[7][8] By 1940, the entire length of the route was paved.[8] PA 841 has remained along the same alignment since.[3]

Major intersections

The entire route is in Chester County.

Elk Township0.0000.000
MD 213 south (Lewisville Road)
Maryland state line; southern terminus
PA 472 north (Lewisville Road)
Southern terminus of PA 472
Franklin Township3.9626.376 PA 896 (New London Road)
London Grove Township9.97716.056 US 1 (Kennett Oxford Bypass)Interchange
11.84619.064 PA 41 (Gap Newport Pike) – Cochranville, Avondale
West Marlborough Township12.94020.825 PA 926 (Street Road) – Russellville, Longwood Gardens
PA 842 east (Clonmell Upland Road) – Unionville
Western terminus of PA 842
17.31627.867 PA 82 (Doe Run Road) – Ercildoun, UnionvilleNorthern terminus
1.000 mi = 1.609 km; 1.000 km = 0.621 mi

PA 841 Alternate Truck

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PA Route 841 Alternate Truck

LocationChester County, Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania Route 841 Alternate Truck is a truck route bypassing a weight-restricted bridge over a branch of the West Branch of White Clay Creek in Franklin Township, on which trucks over 35 tons are prohibited. Formed in 2013, it follows PA 896, PA 796, Baltimore Pike, and Evergreen Street.[9][10]


  1. ^ a b Bureau of Maintenance and Operations (January 2015). Roadway Management System Straight Line Diagrams (Report) (2015 ed.). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. Retrieved June 30, 2015.
  2. ^ a b Google (May 3, 2013). "Pennsylvania Route 841" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved May 3, 2013.
  3. ^ a b c Chester County, Pennsylvania (Map) (17th ed.). 1"=2000'. ADC Map. 2006. ISBN 0-87530-778-7.
  4. ^ Map of Pennsylvania Showing State Highways (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1911. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  5. ^ Pennsylvania Highway Map (Philadelphia Metro) (Map). Gulf Oil. 1928. Retrieved November 8, 2007.
  6. ^ Tourist Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1930. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  7. ^ "State Highways Are Renumbered" (PDF). The Philadelphia Inquirer. May 2, 1937. Retrieved February 22, 2017.
  8. ^ a b Official Road Map of Pennsylvania (PDF) (Map). Pennsylvania Department of Highways. 1940. Retrieved January 1, 2014.
  9. ^ Google (February 10, 2016). "overview of Pennsylvania Route 841 Alternate Truck" (Map). Google Maps. Google. Retrieved February 10, 2016.
  10. ^ "Risk-Based Bridge Postings - State and Local Bridges" (PDF). Pennsylvania Department of Transportation. October 8, 2013. Retrieved January 20, 2016.

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