Berwyn, Pennsylvania

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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Census-designated place
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
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Township Easttown
Government
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 and 484
FIPS code 42-05904
GNIS feature ID 1169323

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 Meirionnydd, 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. Conestoga High School, located in Berwyn, Tredyffrin Township, serves the CDP; as does Tredyffrin-Easttown Middle School.

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. ^ Bennett, Kitty. "Where Are They Now? Julie and David Eisenhower", AARP Bulletin, December 22, 2010. p. 1.

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