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Ridley Park is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and home of Boeing's CH-47 Chinook helicopter division. It's named after a place in Cheshire, England. John Morton, one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence, was born in a log cabin adjacent to Ridley Avenue, and began farming 133 acres in the Ridley Park area. Chester Pike, originally a footpath, was one of the region’s first roads connecting Chester to Darby, and by 1715, expanded to reach Philadelphia. George Washington led his troops down this road to Wilmington and eventually to Brandywine to fight the British in 1777.