Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Ogontz
Shoemakertown[1]
Unincorporated community
Neighborhood of Cheltenham Township
Clockwise from top, Wall House, Cheltenham Twinning Fingerpost, Cheltenham EMS Building, Cheltenham Township Municipal Building, Township Police Headquarters sign on Old York Road, Beth Shalom Synagogue
Clockwise from top, Wall House, Cheltenham Twinning Fingerpost, Cheltenham EMS Building, Cheltenham Township Municipal Building, Township Police Headquarters sign on Old York Road, Beth Shalom Synagogue
Nickname(s): EP
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Location of Elkins Park in Pennsylvania
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania is located in the US
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Elkins Park, Pennsylvania (the US)
Coordinates: 40°04′37″N 75°07′37″W / 40.07694°N 75.12694°W / 40.07694; -75.12694Coordinates: 40°04′37″N 75°07′37″W / 40.07694°N 75.12694°W / 40.07694; -75.12694
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyMontgomery
TownshipsAbington
CommissionersHarvey Portner (West)
Morton J. Simon, Jr. (Central)
Kathy A. Hampton (West)
Elevation157 ft (48 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern Standard Time)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (Eastern Daylight Time)
ZIP Code19027
Area code(s)215 and 267

Elkins Park is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. It is split between Cheltenham and Abington Townships in the suburbs of Philadelphia, which it borders along Cheltenham Avenue roughly 6 miles (9.7 km) from downtown. An affluent community, it is the home of Lynnewood Hall, a 110-room, derelict Gilded Age mansion.

Points of interest[edit]

Lynnewood Hall, a 110-room, derelict Gilded Age mansion

Government[edit]

Elkins Park is split between Cheltenham and Abington Townships in the suburbs of Philadelphia. It is represented by Brendan F. Boyle in Pennsylvania's 13th congressional district.

Schools[edit]

The portion in Cheltenham Township is zoned to Cheltenham Township School District.

  • Myers Elementary School
  • Elkins Park Middle School

The portion in Abington Township is zoned to Abington School District.

  • McKinley Elementary School
  • Lynnwood Elementary School (now closed and converted into an administrative building); served as an elementary school from February 1951 through 1977

Private:

Tertiary:

Transportation[edit]

Public transportation[edit]

Elkins Park is served by SEPTA Regional Rail trains on the Warminster Line, West Trenton Line and Lansdale/Doylestown Line at the Elkins Park station. The Jenkintown and Melrose Park stations are also found near the neighborhood of Elkins Park, and are served by the same regional rail lines. SEPTA bus routes 28, 55, 70 and 77 also provide service to Elkins Park.

Road[edit]

Toward the western end of Elkins Park is Pennsylvania Route 611 (Old York Road). In Elkins Park, Pennsylvania Route 73 runs along Township Line Road, mostly marking the border between Cheltenham and Abington townships.

Locale[edit]

Prominent current or former residents[edit]

In popular culture[edit]

In the AMC period drama television series Mad Men, the character Betty Draper was raised in the "tiny Philadelphia suburb of Elkins Park, Pennsylvania". During the show's second season, Betty's father has a series of strokes, and is taken to "Elkins Park Hospital" in the script. This would have actually been the former Rolling Hill Hospital, which opened in 1953, and is now known as Mossrehab and Einstein at Elkins Park, part of the Einstein Healthcare Network.

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Elkins Park". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey. Retrieved April 22, 2008.
  2. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  3. ^ Daniel Arkin, Judge confines Bill Cosby to his Pennsylvania home until he is sentenced, NBC News (April 27, 2018).
  4. ^ Steve Goldstein, Life in academia for a planner of Iraq war, Philadelphia Inqurier (January 29, 2007).

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