Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania
Bryn Mawr post office
|Etymology: an estate near Dolgellau in Wales that belonged to Rowland Ellis|
|Township||Radnor, Haverford, Lower Merion|
|• Total||0.6 sq mi (2 km2)|
|• Land||0.6 sq mi (2 km2)|
|• Water||0.0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||420 ft (130 m)|
|• Density||6,300/sq mi (2,400/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||610 and 484|
|Location||500 Harriton Rd.,|
|NRHP reference No.||73001643|
Bryn Mawr (pronounced //; from Welsh for "big hill") is a census-designated place (CDP), located across 3 townships: Radnor Township and Haverford Township, Delaware County, and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia along Lancaster Avenue (US-30).
Bryn Mawr is located toward the center of what is known as the Main Line, a group of affluent Philadelphia suburban villages stretching from the city limits to Malvern. They became home to sprawling country estates belonging to Philadelphia's wealthiest families, and over the decades became a bastion of "old money". As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 3,779. Bryn Mawr is home to Bryn Mawr College.
Bryn Mawr is named after an estate near Dolgellau in Wales that belonged to Rowland Ellis. He was a Welsh Quaker who emigrated in 1686 to Pennsylvania from Dolgellau to escape religious persecution.
Until 1869 and the coming of the Pennsylvania Railroad's Main Line, the town, located in the old Welsh Tract, was known as Humphreysville. The town was renamed by railroad agent William H. Wilson after he acquired on behalf of the railroad the 283 acres (1.15 km2) that now compose Bryn Mawr.
In 1893, the first hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, was built on the Main Line by Dr. George Gerhard. Glenays, a historic home dating to 1859, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.
Bryn Mawr is located at (40.021022, −75.316901).
Part of Bryn Mawr is located in Delaware County, located at the coordinates 40°1' 25.0212"N 75°19' 46.1676"W, its zip code is 19010 with a total population of 3,779.
However, the "Bryn Mawr" ZIP code (19010) covers a larger area, and as a result, the geographic term "Bryn Mawr" is often used in a sense that includes not only the CDP, but also other areas that share the ZIP code. These other areas include the community of Rosemont within Lower Merion Township and Radnor Township, and various other areas within Lower Merion Township, Radnor Township, and Haverford Township. Bryn Mawr is a part of the Philadelphia Main Line, a string of picturesque towns located along a railroad that connects Philadelphia with points west. Some other Main Line communities include Ardmore, Wynnewood, Narberth, Bala Cynwyd and Villanova. As of the 2000 Census, the Bryn Mawr ZIP code was home to 21,485 people with a median family income of $210,956.
As of the census of 2010, there were 3,779 people, 1,262 households, and 497 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,033.7 people per square mile (2,728.9/km2). There were 1,481 housing units at an average density of 2,377.2/sq mi (922.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.0% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 0.0% Native American, 10.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. 4.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.1% were of Irish, 10.8% Italian, 6.8% German and 6.4% English ancestry according to Census 2000.
There were 1,404 households, out of which 13.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 62.6% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.79.
In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 8.4% under the age of 18, 48.1% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 12.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females, there were 46.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 42.4 males.
- Cheryl Abplanalp Thompson, Team USA handball player in 1996 Summer Olympics, inductee into Davis and Elkins College Hall of Fame
- Constance Applebee, athletic director at Bryn Mawr College for 24 years
- Julius Wesley Becton Jr., retired United States Army general, former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director, and education administrator
- John Bogle, founder and former CEO of The Vanguard Group
- Avis Bohlen, U.S. Ambassador to Bulgaria (1996-1999)
- Derek Bok, lawyer, educator, president of Harvard University
- H.D. (Hilda Doolittle), imagist poet, novelist, memoirist
- George W. Childs, publisher, co-owner of Philadelphia Public Ledger
- Jake Cohen, American/Israeli basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Israeli national team
- Meredith Colket, silver medalist in pole vault, 1900 Olympics
- Samuel Conway, chemist and Anthrocon chairman, born here
- Fran Crippen, swimmer
- A. J. Croce, musician
- Kat Dennings, actress
- Mark DiFelice, MLB player for Milwaukee Brewers
- Fred D'Ignazio, educator and technology writer
- Adelaide C. Eckardt, Maryland politician
- Bernard Farrell, former chairman of 550/Sony Music Entertainment, founder of StarHouse Records
- Drew Gilpin Faust, historian of American Civil War, first female president of Harvard University, graduated from Bryn Mawr College
- Emmet French, golfer
- Jim Gardner, Philadelphia WPVI-TV news anchorman
- Adam Goren, punk-rock musician known as Atom and His Package
- Phil Gosselin, Major League baseball player
- Hanna Holborn Gray, historian of Germany, first female president of University of Chicago, graduated from Bryn Mawr College
- Edith Hamilton, classics scholar, author of The Greek Way and The Roman Way, graduated from and taught at Bryn Mawr College
- Philip A. Hart, United States Senator from Michigan, 1959–1976, nicknamed "the Conscience of the Senate"
- Katharine Hepburn, actress, four-time Academy Award recipient, graduated from Bryn Mawr College
- Edward Barnes Leisenring Jr., coal executive
- Daniel Pratt Mannix IV, author of The Fox and the Hound
- Jayne Mansfield, actress
- Jacqueline Mars, heiress to Mars, Inc. candy bar fortune
- Tim McCarver, Major League baseball player and broadcaster
- Walter A. McDougall, Pulitzer Prize winner
- Agnes Nixon, creator of One Life to Live and All My Children
- Emmy Noether, mathematician
- Michael A. O'Donnell, Ph.D, author, lecturer, and Episcopal priest, born here
- Richard A. O'Donnell, American playwright, composer, lyricist, poet, actor, and stand-up comic
- R. C. Orlan, baseball player
- Teddy Pendergrass, singer
- Chris Pikula, professional Magic: The Gathering player
- Polly Platt, author of books for Americans living in France
- Jake Schindler, professional poker player
- Beth Shak, professional poker player for Full Tilt
- Jay Sigel, professional golfer, U.S. Amateur champion
- Cornelia Otis Skinner, playwright and actress, graduated from Bryn Mawr College
- Ed Snider, founder of Comcast Spectacor
- John Spagnola, former professional football player
- Andrew Spence, artist
- Richard Swett, former congressman and diplomat
- Dr. Joseph Wright Taylor, industrialist, Quaker leader, founder and benefactor of Bryn Mawr College
- Jack Thayer, first class passenger and survivor of sinking of RMS Titanic
- M. Carey Thomas, second president of Bryn Mawr College
- Charles Thomson, secretary of Continental Congress, lived at Harriton House
- Ronne Troup, actress
- Emlen Tunnell, NFL player for New York Giants and Green Bay Packers, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame
- Woodrow Wilson, 28th president of the United States, taught government at Bryn Mawr College, then at Princeton University, and later served as governor of New Jersey
- Warren Zevon, musician
- Bryn Mawr residents of Lower Merion Township attend schools in the Lower Merion School District; all residents of the Bryn Mawr CDP are in Lower Merion Township and therefore attend LMSD schools.
- Bryn Mawr address residents of Radnor Township attend schools in the Radnor Township School District; Radnor High School is the district's sole high school.
- Bryn Mawr address residents of Haverford Township attend schools in the School District of Haverford Township; Haverford High School is the district's sole high school.
- Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr, the Shipley School and The Baldwin School are all in Bryn Mawr. The French International School of Philadelphia, which opened in 1991, previously held its classes at Baldwin and then at Shipley.
Points of interest
- Bryn Mawr College
- Harcum College
- Sacred Heart Academy Bryn Mawr
- Baldwin School
- Shipley School
- Barrack Hebrew Academy
- Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, formerly Clarke School for the Deaf. "Clarke Philadelphia" is located here, with its main campus being in Northampton, Massachusetts.
- American College Arboretum
- The American College of Financial Services
- Bryn Mawr Campus Arboretum
- Bryn Mawr Film Institute
- Harriton House
- The Main Point
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In 1892 the country was staggering under an economic depression and on the verge of financial collapse, but the desire of Dr. George Gerhard, an Ardmore physician, to build a hospital in the growing suburbs of Philadelphia ... When the Hospital opened in 1893, Dr. George Gerhard and Dr. Robert Gamble were in charge of the public needs.
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