The Info List - Bryn Mawr, Pennsylvania

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Bryn Mawr (pronounced /ˌbrɪnˈmɑːr/;[1] from Welsh for "Big hill") is a census-designated place (CDP) located across Radnor and Haverford Townships in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, just west of Philadelphia
along Lancaster Avenue (US-30) and the border with Delaware County. Bryn Mawr is located toward the center of what is known as the Main Line, a group of affluent Philadelphia
suburban villages stretching from the city limits to Malvern. As of the 2010 census, it had a population of 3,779. Bryn Mawr is home to Bryn Mawr College.


1 History 2 Geography 3 Demographics 4 Notable people 5 School system 6 Points of interest 7 References

History[edit] Bryn Mawr is named after an estate near Dolgellau
in Wales
that belonged to Rowland Ellis. He was a Quaker
who emigrated in 1686 to Pennsylvania
from Dolgellau
to escape religious persecution.[2][3] Until 1869 and the coming of the Pennsylvania
Railroad's Main Line, the town, located in the old Welsh Tract, was known as Humphreysville. The town was renamed by railroad agent William H. Wilson after he acquired on behalf of the railroad the 283 acres (1.15 km2) that now compose Bryn Mawr.[citation needed] In 1893, the first hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital, was built on the Main Line by Dr. George Gerhard.[4] Glenays, an historic home dating to 1859, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places
National Register of Historic Places
in 1977.[5] Geography[edit] Bryn Mawr is located at 40°1′16″N 75°19′01″W / 40.02111°N 75.31694°W / 40.02111; -75.31694 (40.021022, −75.316901).[6] According to the United States
United States
Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km2), some of which is in Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County.[7] Part of Bryn Mawr is located in Delaware County, located at the coordinates 40°1' 25.0212"N 75°19' 46.1676"W, its zip code is 19010 with a total population of 3,779.[8] However, the "Bryn Mawr" zip code (19010) covers a larger area, and as a result, the geographic term "Bryn Mawr" is often used in a sense that includes not only the CDP, but also other areas that share the zip code. These other areas include the community of Rosemont within Lower Merion Township and Radnor Township, and various other areas within Lower Merion Township, Radnor Township, and Haverford Township. Bryn Mawr is a part of the Philadelphia
Main Line, a string of picturesque towns located along a railroad that connects Philadelphia with points west. Some other Main Line communities include Ardmore, Wynnewood, Narberth, Bala Cynwyd and Villanova. As of the 2000 Census, the Bryn Mawr ZIP code
ZIP code
was home to 21,485 people with a median family income of $210,956.[9][10] Demographics[edit]

Historical population

Census Pop.

1990 3,271

2000 4,382


2010 3,779


As of the census[11] of 2010, there were 3,779 people, 1,262 households, and 497 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 7,033.7 people per square mile (2,728.9/km2). There were 1,481 housing units at an average density of 2,377.2/sq mi (922.3/km2). The racial makeup of the CDP was 74.0% White, 10.5% Black or African American, 0.0% Native American, 10.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.2% from other races, and 3.6% from two or more races. 4.9% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 21.1% were of Irish, 10.8% Italian, 6.8% German and 6.4% English ancestry according to Census
2000. There were 1,404 households, out of which 13.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 26.8% were married couples living together, 8.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 62.6% were non-families. 41.1% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.07 and the average family size was 2.79. In the CDP, the population was spread out, with 8.4% under the age of 18, 48.1% from 18 to 24, 21.0% from 25 to 44, 12.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 22 years. For every 100 females there were 46.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 42.4 males. Notable people[edit]

Constance Applebee, athletic director at Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College
for 24 years Julius Wesley Becton, Jr., retired United States
United States
Army general, former Federal Emergency Management Agency
Federal Emergency Management Agency
Director, and education administrator John Bogle, founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group Derek Bok, lawyer, educator, president of Harvard George W. Childs, publisher, co-owner of Philadelphia
Public Ledger Jake Cohen, American/Israeli basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv Fran Crippen, swimmer A. J. Croce, musician Kat Dennings, actress Mark DiFelice, MLB
player for Milwaukee Brewers Fred D'Ignazio, educator and technology writer Adelaide C. Eckardt, Maryland
politician Bernard Farrell, former Chairman of 550/Sony Music Entertainment, founder of StarHouse Records Drew Gilpin Faust, historian of American Civil War, first female president of Harvard, graduated from Bryn Mawr College Emmet French, golfer Jim Gardner, Philadelphia
news anchorman Adam Goren, punk-rock musician known as Atom and His Package Hanna Holborn Gray, historian of Germany, first female president of University of Chicago, graduated from Bryn Mawr College Edith Hamilton, classics scholar, author of The Greek Way and The Roman Way, graduated from and taught at Bryn Mawr College Philip A. Hart, United States
United States
Senator from Michigan, 1959–1976, nicknamed the Conscience of the Senate Katharine Hepburn, actress, four-time Academy Award
Academy Award
recipient, graduated from Bryn Mawr College Edward Barnes Leisenring, Jr., coal executive Daniel Pratt Mannix IV, author of The Fox and the Hound Jayne Mansfield, actress Jacqueline Mars, heiress to Mars, Inc.
Mars, Inc.
candy bar fortune Tim McCarver, Major League baseball player and broadcaster Walter A. McDougall, Pulitzer Prize winner Agnes Nixon, creator of One Life to Live
One Life to Live
and All My Children Emmy Noether, mathematician Michael A. O'Donnell, Ph.D, author, lecturer, and Episcopal priest, born here R. C. Orlan, baseball player Teddy Pendergrass, singer Chris Pikula, professional Magic: The Gathering player Polly Platt, author of books for Americans living in France Beth Shak, professional poker player for Full Tilt Jay Sigel, professional golfer, U.S. Amateur champion Cornelia Otis Skinner, playwright and actress, graduated from Bryn Mawr College Ed Snider, founder, Comcast Spectacor John Spagnola, former professional football player, Green Bay Packers, Philadelphia
Eagles and Seattle Seahawks Richard Swett, former congressman and diplomat Jack Thayer, first class passenger and survivor of sinking of RMS Titanic M. Carey Thomas, second president of Bryn Mawr College Charles Thomson, Secretary of Continental Congress, lived at Harriton House Ronne Troup, actress Emlen Tunnell, NFL
player for New York Giants
New York Giants
and Green Bay Packers, member of Pro Football Hall of Fame Woodrow Wilson, 28th President of the United States, taught government at Bryn Mawr College
Bryn Mawr College
before moving to Princeton and later serving as Governor of New Jersey[12] Warren Zevon, musician

School system[edit]

Bryn Mawr residents of Lower Merion Township attend schools in the Lower Merion School District; all residents of the Bryn Mawr CDP are in Lower Merion Township and therefore attend LMSD schools. Bryn Mawr address residents of Radnor Township attend schools in the Radnor Township School District; Radnor High School
Radnor High School
is the district's sole high school. Bryn Mawr address residents of Haverford Township attend schools in the School District of Haverford Township; Haverford High School
Haverford High School
is the district's sole high school. The Shipley School
Shipley School
and the Baldwin School
Baldwin School
are both in Bryn Mawr. The French International School of Philadelphia, which opened in 1991, previously held its classes at Baldwin and then at Shipley.[13]

Points of interest[edit]

Bryn Mawr College Harcum College Agnes Irwin School Baldwin School Shipley School Barrack Hebrew Academy Clarke Schools for Hearing and Speech, formerly Clarke School for the Deaf. "Clarke Philadelphia" is located here, with its main campus being in Northampton, Massachusetts. American College Arboretum The American College of Financial Services Bryn Mawr Campus Arboretum Bryn Mawr Film Institute Harriton House The Main Point



Wikivoyage has a travel guide for Bryn Mawr.

^ Mackey & Mackey (1922) The Pronunciation of 10,000 Proper Names ^ http://www.bbc.co.uk/wales/northwest/sites/history/pages/quakers.shtml ^ "Snowdonia National Park Authority". Archived from the original on September 28, 2007. Retrieved April 18, 2007.  ^ "Bryn Mawr Hospital, founded 1893 • A Brief History". brynmawrpa.org. Archived from the original on 2013-08-17. Retrieved 2018-03-11. In 1892 the country was staggering under an economic depression and on the verge of financial collapse, but the desire of Dr. George Gerhard, an Ardmore physician, to build a hospital in the growing suburbs of Philadelphia
... When the Hospital opened in 1893, Dr. George Gerhard and Dr. Robert Gamble were in charge of the public needs.  ^ National Park Service
National Park Service
(2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.  ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States
United States
Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.  ^ "Bryn Mawr CDP, Pennsylvania
(map)". Retrieved April 18, 2007.  ^ "open-public-records.com".  ^ "Ithan Elementary School". Radnor Township School District. Retrieved May 19, 2007.  ^ "Coopertown Elementary". Haverford Township School District. Archived from the original on May 31, 2007. Retrieved May 19, 2007.  ^ "American FactFinder". United States
United States
Bureau. Archived from the original on September 11, 2013. Retrieved January 31, 2008.  ^ Bragdon, Henry Wilkinson. Woodrow Wilson: The Academic Years. Cambridge: Belknap Press, 1960. ^ Hellberg, Joyce Vottima. "French School Gets Larger Quarters The Philadelphia
School Has Moved Into The Historic Beechwood House." Philadelphia
Inquirer. August 3, 1993. Retrieved on May 14, 2014.

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Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania

Founded 1713


Ardmore‡ Bala Cynwyd Belmont Hills Bryn Mawr‡ Gladwyne Haverford‡ Merion Penn Valley Penn Wynne Rosemont‡ Wynnewood

Educational Institutions

Primary & Secondary Schools

Lower Merion School District

Belmont Hills Elementary School Cynwyd Elementary School Gladwyne Elementary School Merion Elementary School Penn Valley Elementary School Penn Wynne Elementary School Bala Cynwyd Middle School Welsh Valley Middle School Harriton High School Lower Merion High School

Baldwin School French International School of Philadelphia Friends' Central School Gladwyne Montessori School The Haverford School Merion Mercy Academy Rosemont School of the Holy Child Saint Margaret School Shipley School Torah Academy Waldron Mercy Academy

Colleges and universities

Bryn Mawr College Harcum College Rosemont College St. Charles Borromeo Seminary Saint Joseph's University Haverford College

Regional Rail Stations

Merion Wynnewood Ardmore Haverford Bryn Mawr Rosemont Bala Cynwyd

Medical facilities

Bryn Mawr Hospital Lankenau Medical Center


‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent county or counties

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Municipalities and communities of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States

County seat: Norristown


Ambler Bridgeport Bryn Athyn Collegeville Conshohocken East Greenville Green Lane Hatboro Hatfield Jenkintown Lansdale Narberth Norristown North Wales Pennsburg Pottstown Red Hill Rockledge Royersford Schwenksville Souderton Telford‡ Trappe West Conshohocken


Abington Cheltenham Douglass East Norriton Franconia Hatfield Horsham Limerick Lower Frederick Lower Gwynedd Lower Merion Lower Moreland Lower Pottsgrove Lower Providence Lower Salford Marlborough Montgomery New Hanover Perkiomen Plymouth Salford Skippack Springfield Towamencin Upper Dublin Upper Frederick Upper Gwynedd Upper Hanover Upper Merion Upper Moreland Upper Pottsgrove Upper Providence Upper Salford West Norriton West Pottsgrove Whitemarsh Whitpain Worcester


Arcadia University Ardmore‡ Audubon Blue Bell Bryn Mawr Eagleville Evansburg Flourtown Fort Washington Gilbertsville Glenside Halfway House Harleysville Haverford College‡ Horsham King of Prussia Kulpsville Maple Glen Montgomeryville Oreland Penn Wynne Plymouth Meeting Pottsgrove Sanatoga Skippack Spring House Spring Mount Stowe Trooper Willow Grove Woxall Wyncote Wyndmoor

Unincorporated communities

Arcola Ardsley Ashmead Village Bala Cynwyd Barren Hill Belmont Hills Bethayres Camp Hill Cedarbrook Cedars Center Point Center Square Chapel‡ Colmar Congo Creamery Crestmont Cheltenham Dresher Earlington Edge Hill Elkins Park Erdenheim Eureka‡ Fairview Village Fitzwatertown Franconia Frederick Fulmor Geryville‡ Gladwyne Graterford Gulph Mills Gwynedd Gwynedd Valley Haverford‡ Hollywood Huntingdon Valley Jarrettown Lafayette Hill La Mott Laverock Layfield Lederach Line Lexington‡ Linfield Mainland McKinley Meadowbrook Melrose Park Merion Mingo Miquon Mont Clare Montgomery Square New Hanover Square Noble North Hills Oaks Obelisk Palm Penn Valley Perkiomenville Port Indian Port Kennedy Port Providence Prospectville Rahns Rosemont‡ Roslyn Roychester Rydal Salford Salfordville Sassamansville Spring Mill Sumneytown Swedeland Three Tuns Tylersport Unionville‡ Villanova‡ Wayne‡ West Point Worcester Wynnewood‡ Yerkes Zieglerville


‡This populated place also has portions in an adjacent