Haverford, Pennsylvania

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Haverford, Pennsylvania
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Location of Haverford in Pennsylvania
Haverford, Pennsylvania
Haverford, Pennsylvania (the US)
Coordinates: 40°00′47″N75°17′40″W / 40.01306°N 75.29444°W / 40.01306; -75.29444 Coordinates: 40°00′47″N75°17′40″W / 40.01306°N 75.29444°W / 40.01306; -75.29444
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
Counties Delaware
Townships Haverford
Elevation318 ft (97 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (EST)
  Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code 19041
Area code(s) 610 and 484
GNIS feature ID1176657 [1]

Haverford is an unincorporated community located in both Haverford Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, US, and Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County, about 3 miles (4.8 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.

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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).

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References

  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. "Joshua Humphreys - American ship designer".