Haverford, Pennsylvania

Haverford, Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
Counties Delaware, Montgomery
Townships Haverford, Lower Merion
Elevation 318 ft (96.9 m)
Coordinates 40°00′47″N 75°17′40″W / 40.01306°N 75.29444°W / 40.01306; -75.29444Coordinates: 40°00′47″N 75°17′40″W / 40.01306°N 75.29444°W / 40.01306; -75.29444
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19041
Area code 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID 1176657[1]
Location of Haverford in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Haverford is an unincorporated community located in both Haverford Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA, and Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County, about 10 miles (16 km) west of Philadelphia. It is on the Main Line, which is known historically for its wealth. As of August 2009, the average home price in the Haverford ZIP Code 19041 was $849,000. ZIP Code 19041 borders the unincorporated portion of Haverford Township called "Havertown," as well as the unincorporated communities of Bryn Mawr, Gladwyne, Ardmore, Wynnewood, and a small portion of Broomall. Haverford's name is derived from the name of the town of Haverfordwest in Wales, UK.[2][3] Today, Haverford is most notable for being the site of Haverford College and one of the United States' oldest country clubs, the Merion Cricket Club. The town is connected to central Philadelphia by the Paoli/Thorndale Line commuter rail system and Norristown High Speed Line.

Allgates, the Federal School, Merion Cricket Club, and the Whitehall Apartments are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[4]

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Its elevation is 318 feet (97 m).

Notable people

              Alexander Johnson Cassatt
         His friends and neighbors hereby record
         their grateful appreciation of many years
         given to generous interest in the welfare of
         Lower Merion Township and to the intelligent
         supervision of the public roads. 1910

Cassatt, the brother of the American impressionist painter Mary Cassatt, was responsible for the granite curbstones which give so many roads in Lower Merion Township such charm. He also designed the distinctive green and yellow metal street signs which characterize the township.

See also


  1. "Haverford". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 152.
  3. Espenshade, A. Howry (1925). Pennsylvania place names. State College, PA: The Pennsylvania State College. p. 245.
  4. National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  5. http://www.britannica.com/EBchecked/topic/276389/Joshua-Humphreys
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