Berwyn, Pennsylvania

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
Berwyn, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Location within the state of Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°2′44″N 75°26′22″W / 40.04556°N 75.43944°W / 40.04556; -75.43944Coordinates: 40°2′44″N 75°26′22″W / 40.04556°N 75.43944°W / 40.04556; -75.43944
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Township Easttown
Area
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 520 ft (160 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 3,631
 • Density 2,000/sq mi (760/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19312
Area code(s) 610
FIPS code 42-05904
GNIS feature ID 1169323

Berwyn (after the Berwyn mountain range in north-east Wales) is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,631 at the 2010 census.[1] Prior to 2010 it was part of the Devon-Berwyn CDP. The area is part of Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs. At times, the village has been called Cocheltown, Reeseville, Glassley and Gaysville. The town received its present name in 1877 during the celebration of its centennial when one of the Welsh settlers proposed to name the village after the Berwyn Hills overlooking the Valley of the Dee River in Meionetshire, Wales. Berwyn is located within Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships.

Geography[edit]

Berwyn residential neighborhood in 2009

Berwyn is located at 40°2′44″N 75°26′22″W / 40.04556°N 75.43944°W / 40.04556; -75.43944.[2] According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), all of it land.[3]

Culture[edit]

Berwyn is home of the Footlighters' Theater, a non-profit theater that has provided entertainment for over 80 years. Footlighters' Theater is the oldest community theater on the Philadelphia Main Line.[4]

Education[edit]

The public school system is Tredyffrin-Easttown, an award-winning school district. Conestoga High School, located in Berwyn, Tredyffrin Township, serves the CDP.

Economy[edit]

TE Connectivity has its operational headquarters in Berwyn.

Points of interest[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

Yvonne Davis, widow of 1954 Heisman Trophy winner Alan Ameche, who displays his Heisman Trophy at her home in Berwyn. Ms. Davis, married the 1946 Heisman Trophy winner, Glen Davis, in 1988 after Ameche's death. "Heisman Trophy Tales", Kent Babb and Priya Krishnakumar, Washington Post, Published: Dec. 9, 2013.

Rachelle Ferrell (born May 21, 1964, Berwyn, Pennsylvania) is an American vocalist and musician.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Berwyn CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  2. ^ US Geological Survey 7.5 minute topographic map series
  3. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Berwyn CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved August 10, 2012. 
  4. ^ "Footlighters' Theater History" Foolighters' Theater, retrieved 2012-2-27.
  5. ^ Bennett, Kitty. "Where Are They Now? Julie and David Eisenhower", AARP Bulletin, December 22, 2010. p. 1.