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BRYN MAWR (pronounced /ˌbrɪnˈmɑːr/ ; from Welsh for "great hill") is a census-designated place (CDP) located across Radnor and Haverford Townships in Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
and Lower Merion Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
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
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 .

CONTENTS

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

HISTORY

Bryn Mawr is named after an estate near Dolgellau in Wales
Wales
that belonged to Rowland Ellis . He was a Quaker
Quaker
who emigrated in 1686 to Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
from Dolgellau to escape religious persecution .

Until 1869 and the coming of the Pennsylvania
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.

In 1893, the first hospital, Bryn Mawr Hospital , was built on the Main Line by Dr. George Gerhard. Glenays , an historic home dating to 1859, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977.

GEOGRAPHY

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).

According to the United States
United States
Census
Census
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.

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.

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
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 was home to 21,485 people with a median family income of $210,956.

DEMOGRAPHICS

HISTORICAL POPULATION

CENSUS POP.

1990 3,271

2000 4,382

34.0%

2010 3,779

−13.8%

As of the census 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
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

* Constance Applebee , athletic director at Bryn Mawr College for 24 years * Julius Wesley Becton, Jr. , retired United States
United States
Army general, former Federal Emergency Management Agency Director, and education administrator * John Bogle , founder and retired CEO of The Vanguard Group * Derek Bok , lawyer and educator and the former president of Harvard University * George W. Childs , American publisher, co-owner of Philadelphia Public Ledger newspaper * Jake Cohen , American/Israeli professional basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv * Fran Crippen , swimmer * A. J. Croce , musician * Kat Dennings , actress * Mark DiFelice , MLB
MLB
player for the Milwaukee Brewers
Milwaukee Brewers
* Fred D\'Ignazio , educator and technology writer * Adelaide C. Eckardt , Maryland
Maryland
politician * Bernard Farrell , former Chairman of 550/Sony Music Entertainment, Founder, StarHouse Records, 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 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 is the district's sole high school. * The Shipley School and the Baldwin School are both in Bryn Mawr. The French International School of Philadelphia
Philadelphia
, which opened in 1991, previously held its classes at Baldwin and then at Shipley.

POINTS OF INTEREST

* 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

REFERENCES

* Philadelphia
Philadelphia
portal

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. * ^ 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 Census
Census
Bureau . February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011. * ^ "Bryn Mawr CDP, Pennsylvania
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
Census
Census
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
Philadelphia
School Has Moved Into The Historic Beechwood House." Philadelphia
Philadelphia
Inquirer . August 3, 1993. Retrieved on May 14, 2014.

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Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania

Founded 1713

COMMUNITIES

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

EDUCATIONAL INSTITUTIONS

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* 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
Philadelphia
* Friends\' Central School * Gladwyne Montessori School * The Haverford 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
Haverford College

REGIONAL RAIL STATIONS

* Merion * Wynnewood * Ardmore * Haverford * Bryn Mawr * Rosemont * Bala * Cynwyd

MEDICAL FACILITIES

* Bryn Mawr Hospital * Lankenau Medical Center

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

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Municipalities and communities of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Pennsylvania
, United States
United States

County seat : NORRISTOWN

BOROUGHS

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

TOWNSHIPS

* 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

CDPS

* Arcadia University * Ardmore ‡ * Audubon * Blue Bell * Bryn Mawr * Eagleville * Evansburg * Flourtown * Fort Washington * Gilbertsville * Glenside * Halfway House * Harleysville * Haverford College
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 *