Berwyn, Pennsylvania

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Berwyn station (SEPTA)
Location within Chester County and Pennsylvania
Location within Chester County and 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
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyChester
TownshipEasttown
Government
Area
 • Total1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation
520 ft (160 m)
Population
 • Total3,631
 • Density2,000/sq mi (760/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19312
Area code(s)610 and 484
FIPS code42-05904
GNIS feature ID1169323

Berwyn is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,631 at the 2010 census.[1] The area is part of Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs.

History[edit]

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 Denbighshire, Wales.

Geography[edit]

Berwyn residential neighborhood (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]

Berwyn is located within Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships. The area is part of Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs.

Demographics[edit]

The population was 3,631 at the 2010 census.[1] Prior to 2010 it was part of the Devon-Berwyn CDP.

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]

Points of interest are Teegarden Park and Glen Brook Farm.

Economy[edit]

TE Connectivity has its operational headquarters in Berwyn.

Education[edit]

The public school system is Tredyffrin/Easttown School District.[5] Schools serving portions of the Berwyn CDP are Beaumont and Devon elementary schools in Easttown Township and Hillside Elementary School in Tredyffrin Township.[6]

The district operates two middle schools, Tredyffrin/Easttown and Valley Forge, both in Tredyffrin Township. Conestoga High School, located in Tredyffrin, near the Berwyn CDP, serves the CDP; as does Tredyffrin-Easttown Middle School.[citation needed]

Parks[edit]

Frank Johnson Memorial Park, in the Berwyn CDP, is operated by the township government. It has a pavilion with toilets, basketball courts, an open field, a "tot lot", and volleyball courts.[5][7]

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Berwyn CDP, Pennsylvania". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. 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. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved August 10, 2012.
  4. ^ "Footlighters' Theater History" Foolighters' Theater, retrieved February 27, 2012.
  5. ^ a b "2010 CENSUS - CENSUS BLOCK MAP: Berwyn CDP, PA." U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
  6. ^ "TESDmap2015.pdf." Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. Retrieved on October 9, 2018.
  7. ^ "Johnson Park." Easttown Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania. Retrieved on October 9, 2018. "The park is located at 122 Bridge Avenue in Berwyn."
  8. ^ Bennett, Kitty. "Where Are They Now? Julie and David Eisenhower", AARP Bulletin, December 22, 2010. p. 1.

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