Rosemont, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°01′24″N 75°19′51″W / 40.02333°N 75.33083°W / 40.02333; -75.33083
Rosemont
Settlement
Rosemont81.jpg
The main building at Rosemont College.
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Delaware, Montgomery
Townships Radnor, Lower Merion
Elevation 341 ft (103.9 m)
Coordinates 40°01′24″N 75°19′51″W / 40.02333°N 75.33083°W / 40.02333; -75.33083
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 19010
Area code 610
Location of Rosemont in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Rosemont is a community in Pennsylvania on the Pennsylvania Main Line between Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania and Villanova, Pennsylvania lying partly in Radnor Township, Pennsylvania and partly in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania.

Part of the geographic area is served by the Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania, ZIP code. Rosemont is served by its own stops on both the Paoli/Thorndale Line of SEPTA Regional Rail and the Norristown High Speed Line.

The community of Garrett Hill is in Radnor Township and in the Rosemont section.

History[edit]

Rosemont is the town used by soap opera creator and writer Agnes Nixon as a model for the fictional town of Pine Valley, Pennsylvania, the setting for the popular daytime drama All My Children, which debuted on ABC in 1970.

The fictional town of "Rosewood" Pennsylvania in the show "Pretty Little Liars" is also based on Rosemont, PA.

The Joseph Sinnott Mansion was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.[1]

The neighborhood of "Beaupre" in Rosemont was once the 200-acre estate of the same name, built for Alexander Cassatt's son Robert. The original mansion still stands and is part of Rosemont Presbyterian Village, and the original French iron gates flank entrances from Conestoga Road and South Ithan Avenue.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Pupils living in the Radnor Township portion of Rosemont attend schools in Radnor Township School District, while students in the Lower Merion Township portion attend schools in the Lower Merion School District.

Until 1980, the Radnor Township, Delaware County portion of the community was served by Rosemont Elementary School, located in the Garret Hill neighborhood of the town. The Rosemont Business Campus now stands on the former elementary school site. Children in these neighborhoods are now bused to the Radnor Elementary School.

Private schools[edit]

Rosemont School of the Holy Child, located in Rosemont and in Lower Merion Township, is affiliated with but not governed by the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia. The school is adjacent to Rosemont College.

The Agnes Irwin School is located on Ithan Avenue in Rosemont. It is an all-girl, non-sectarian, day school for PreK-Grade 12 founded by Miss Agnes Irwin and her sister Sofie.

The Roman Catholic Saint Thomas of Villanova Parish run by the Augustinian Order also ran a parochial school, which closed in the 1980s, adjacent to their Rosemont chapel and serving the Rosemont community.

Colleges and universities[edit]

Rosemont College is in Rosemont on Montgomery Avenue at Curwen Road.

Parks[edit]

Rosemont is home to the following parks:

  • Ashbridge Memorial Park (Lower Merion Township)
  • Austin Memorial Park (Lower Merion Township)
  • Emlen Tunnell Park (Radnor Township)
  • Clem Macrone Park (Radnor Township)
  • Unkefer Park (Radnor Township)

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2010-07-09.