St. Davids, Pennsylvania

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Coordinates: 40°02′27″N 75°22′43″W / 40.04083°N 75.37861°W / 40.04083; -75.37861
St. Davids
Settlement
St Davids Station Pennsylvania.jpg
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Township Radnor
Elevation 351 ft (107 m)
Coordinates 40°02′27″N 75°22′43″W / 40.04083°N 75.37861°W / 40.04083; -75.37861
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of St. Davids in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

St. Davids is an unincorporated community in Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is served by its own train station. St. Davids is home to the main campus of Eastern University, a four-year, liberal arts university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA.[1]

The community, on the Pennsylvania Main Line, was named for St. Davids Church, an 18th-century church in the area that was in turn named for St. David, the patron saint of Wales (the country of origin of many of the area's first European settlers).[2] The community's name is correctly spelled without an apostrophe.

Located near Interstate 476 (the "Blue Route") and Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids is about 15 miles from Philadelphia and has recently experienced a large growth spurt, however it is still a quiet residential community which shares a zip code (19087) with the adjacent community of Wayne.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.eastern.edu
  2. ^ Historical Society of Delaware County. History of Old St. Davids's Church ; Radnor, in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, with a Complete Alphabetical List of Wardens and Vestrymen, and of the Interments in the Graveyard 1700-1906. Wayne, John C. Winston, 1907.