Radnor, Pennsylvania

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Radnor, Pennsylvania
Township
The Radnor train station building
Motto(s): 
"The Best Place to Live, Work and Do Business on the Main Line"
Radnor, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
Radnor, Pennsylvania
Radnor, Pennsylvania
Location of Radnor in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°02′46″N 75°21′36″W / 40.04611°N 75.36000°W / 40.04611; -75.36000Coordinates: 40°02′46″N 75°21′36″W / 40.04611°N 75.36000°W / 40.04611; -75.36000
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyDelaware
TownshipRadnor
Elevation
433 ft (132 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
19080, 19087-19089
Area code(s)610 and 484
Website[1]

Radnor is an upper-class suburb of Philadelphia that forms part of the Main Line. It lies in between the communities of Villanova and St. Davids, and is served by the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line of Regional Rail and the Norristown High Speed Line. The community was named after Radnor, in Wales.[1]

Radnor includes the estates of Woodcrest (now Cabrini College), Walmarthon (now Eastern University), Bolingbroke, Rock Rose, and The Woods.

Nearby places of worship include St. David's Episcopal Church, whose graveyard and buildings (begun in 1715) are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2][3]

Unlike most townships in Pennsylvania, Radnor has its own zip code: 19087.[4]

Economy[edit]

Radnor contains the largest commercial business district on the Main Line. Located immediately around the town's train station lie several suburban office complexes. Among the companies based in Radnor are real estate company Brandywine Realty Trust, energy company Penn Virginia, insurer Lincoln National, wholesaler VWR and technology company Qlik.

Radnor does not have a defined town center, but the nearby communities of Wayne and Bryn Mawr offer several shops and restaurants. Radnor is also easily accessible to King of Prussia.

Education[edit]

The community is served by the Radnor Township School District. The district is ranked among the best in the USA.

The schools serving the community include:

  • Radnor Elementary School
  • Wayne Elementary School
  • Ithan Elementary School
  • Radnor Middle School
  • Radnor High School

There are several students who live in Radnor Township and attend private school. Many of these schools are located in towns east of Radnor along the main line.

In fiction[edit]

Radnor is identified in the script as the setting for Philip Barry's play The Philadelphia Story.

It is also the setting of Judy Blume's young adult novel, Blubber.

Radnor High School is the model for "Grease", the Director of which, Randal Kleiser, was a member of the Class of 1964, and "Taps" was filmed at Valley Forge Military Academy and College, which is also in Radnor Township.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Chicago and North Western Railway Company (1908). A History of the Origin of the Place Names Connected with the Chicago & North Western and Chicago, St. Paul, Minneapolis & Omaha Railways. p. 116.
  2. ^ "St. David's Church: Who We Are: History". Archived from the original on 2011-10-04.
  3. ^ "Item No.:78002394 NRIS (National Register Information System)". National Park Service. Archived from the original on 2013-02-20. Retrieved 2008-09-26.
  4. ^ https://www.zipmap.net/Pennsylvania/Delaware_County/Radnor_Township.htm