Route 796

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Pennsylvania 796 travels seven miles from Pennsylvania 896 (Newark Road) and New London Township to Pennsylvania 41 (Gap Newport Pike) at Londonberry Township wholly within Chester County. The highway was previously entirely rural, but suburban development encroaches the state route in Penn Township.

PA 796 originally traveled southward to the state of Delaware, where it continued as a multi-state route.
Pennsylvania Route 796 North
Pennsylvania 796 begins from a turn of PA-896 (Newark Road) between New London and Elkview. The state highway initially passes by a pair of schools along Jennersville Road. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Pennocks Bridge Road ends at PA-796 (Jennersville Road) in Kelton. Pennocks Bridge Road splits with Kelton Road nearby, which links Kelton with West Grove. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Northbound reassurance marker posted for Pennsylvania 796 north from Kelton. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Entering Jennersville, Pennsylvania 796 sees a signalized intersection with Jenners Village Center. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Old Baltimore Pike represents the pre-1970s alignment of U.S. 1 east to West Grove and west to Oxford. Photo taken 06/24/12.
PA-796 links Jennersville with the Oxford Bypass freeway of U.S. 1 just north of Old Baltimore Pike. Photo taken 06/24/12.
U.S. 1 shield assembly posted on Pennsylvania 796 north at Old Jennersville Road. A diamond interchange joins the two routes. Photo taken 06/24/12.
U.S. 1 north travels east by West Grove, Avondale, and Kennett Square before rejoining Baltimore Pike ahead of Longwood Gardens. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Motorists departing PA-796 north for U.S. 1 reach Chadds Ford in 15 miles and Media in 25 miles. Photo taken 06/24/12.
U.S. 1 continues along the Oxford Bypass freeway by Oxford and Nottingham to the Maryland state line. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Pennsylvania 796 heads north from U.S. 1 by a large nursery through north Penn Township. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Pennsylvania 796 curves northwest from Phillips Mill Road across more farm fields. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Approaching Pennsylvania 926 (Street Road) on Pennsylvania 796 north in Londonberry Township. Photo taken 06/24/12.
PA-926 stretches 26 miles east from Pennsylvania 10 near Rusellville to PA-3 at Willistown Township near the Delaware County line. Photo taken 06/24/12.
A four-way stop sign governs the movements between Pennsylvania 796 (Jennersville Road) and 926 (Street Road). PA-926 east crosses PA-41 nearby en route to London Grove. Westward, the route follows a rural course to Upper Oxford Township. Photo taken 06/24/12.
The final shield of PA-796 north follows PA-926. Photo taken 06/24/12.
An end shield for Pennsylvania 796 precedes the Jennersville intersection with Pennsylvania 41 (Gap Newport Pike). Photo taken 06/24/12.
Pennsylvania 41 represents a busy truck route between U.S. 30 at Gap and Hockessin, Delaware. The 22-mile route transitions to SR 41 south to Newport, Delaware. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Derry Meeting Road stems north from PA 796 at PA 41 to White Horse Road. Cochranville (junction PA-10) is two miles to the northwest while Avondale is seven miles to the east. Photo taken 06/24/12.
Pennsylvania Route 796 South
An end shield assembly precedes the Pennsylvania 796 (Jennersville Road) intersection with PA-896 (Newark Road) north of New London. Photo taken 12/25/01.

Photo Credits:

12/25/01, 06/24/12 by AARoads

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Page Updated 02-15-2013.