St. Davids, Pennsylvania

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St. Davids, Pennsylvania
St. Davids train station
St. Davids, Pennsylvania is located in Pennsylvania
St. Davids, Pennsylvania
St. Davids, Pennsylvania
Location of St. Davids in Pennsylvania
Coordinates: 40°02′27″N 75°22′43″W / 40.04083°N 75.37861°W / 40.04083; -75.37861Coordinates: 40°02′27″N 75°22′43″W / 40.04083°N 75.37861°W / 40.04083; -75.37861
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyDelaware
TownshipRadnor
Elevation
351 ft (107 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
19087
Area code(s)610 and 484

St. Davids is an unincorporated community in Radnor Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States.[1] It is served by its own train station. St. Davids is home to the main campus of Eastern University, a four-year, liberal arts university affiliated with the American Baptist Churches USA.[2]

The community, on the Pennsylvania Main Line, was named for St. Davids Church, an 18th-century church in the area that was in turn named for St. David, the patron saint of Wales (the country of origin of many of the area's first European settlers).[3] The community's name is correctly spelled without an apostrophe.

Located near Interstate 476 (the "Blue Route") and Lancaster Avenue, St. Davids is about 15 miles from Philadelphia and has recently experienced a large growth spurt; however, it is still a quiet residential community which shares a ZIP code (19087) with the adjacent community of Wayne.

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ "St. Davids, Pennsylvania". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ Eastern University
  3. ^ Historical Society of Delaware County. History of Old St. Davids's Church ; Radnor, in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, with a Complete Alphabetical List of Wardens and Vestrymen, and of the Interments in the Graveyard 1700-1906. Wayne, John C. Winston, 1907