Elkins Park, Pennsylvania

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Elkins Park, Pennsylvania
Ogontz, Shoemakertown[1]
Unincorporated community
Neighborhood of Cheltenham Township
ElkinsParkcollage.jpg
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: EP
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Townships Abington, Cheltenham
Elevation 157 ft (47.9 m)
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
Commissioners Harvey Portner (West)
Morton J. Simon, Jr. (Central)
Kathy A. Hampton (West)
Timezone Eastern Standard Time (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) Eastern Daylight Time (UTC-4)
ZIP Code 19027
Area code 215 and 267
Location of Elkins Park in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Elkins Park is an unincorporated community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States, a close-in suburb of Philadelphia. It is split between Cheltenham and Abington Townships in the suburbs of the city, 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]

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. The Ryers station is also nearby on the Fox Chase Line.

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. ^ Staff (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 

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