Haverford, Pennsylvania


Haverford, Pennsylvania

Geobox Settlement
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image_caption = Haverford rail station


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country = United States
state = Pennsylvania
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region = Delaware
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district = Haverford
district1 = Lower Merion
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Haverford is an unincorporated community located partially in Haverford Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA, but primarily in Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County, about 10 miles west of Philadelphia. It is on the Main Line, which is known historically for its wealth. As of 2004, the average home price in the Haverford ZIP Code 19041 was $795,736USD. Zip 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. One translation of the word "Haverford" from the Welsh is "goat crossing." 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 SEPTA R5 commuter rail system and Norristown High Speed Line.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Its elevation is 318 feet.

Famous Inhabitants

* John C. (Jack) Bogle, financial guru, founder of The Vanguard Group of mutual funds. He is the author of several books, most recently "The Little Book of Common Sense Investing" (John Wiley, 2007). In 1999, Fortune magazine named Bogle as one of the four "Investment Giants" of the twentieth century. In 2004, Time magazine named Bogle as one of the world's 100 most powerful and influential people. He is a former resident of North Rose Lane.
* Catherine Drinker Bowen (1897-1973) author and historian. She was the author of many books including "Miracle at Philadelphia: The Story of the Constitutional Convention, May to September 1787" and "The Most Dangerous Man in America: Scenes from the Life of Benjamin Franklin" (1974). She lived on Booth Lane, north of Montgomery Avenue
* Alexander Johnson("AJ") Cassatt (1839-1906), president of the Pennsylvania Railroad from 1899 to 1906. His estate, "Cheswold," was off of Grays Lane. A bas-relief plaque showing Cassatt on horseback is located on the stone wall of the Merion Cricket Club, at the corner of Grays Lane and Montgomery Avenue. The inscription on the plaque reads

Alexander Johnson Cassatt 1839-1906 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.
* Frank Converse (born 1938), actor, former resident of Laurel Lane.
* Clement Acton Griscom, founder and president of American Steamship Lines. His estate, "Dolobran," was on Laurel Lane. The house was designed by the famous Philadelphia architect Frank Furness.
* Georges Perrier, chef, founder of Le Bec Fin restaurant in Philadelphia. He lived on Booth Lane.
* J. Howard Pew, son of Joseph Newton Pew, the founder of Sun Oil Company. His estate, "Knollbrook," was at Grays Lane and Mill Creek Road.
* Karin Katherine Taylor, actress, fashion model, "Playmate of the Month" in Playboy magazine (June 1996). She founded Style House in Haverford. She is currently living in Palm Beach, Florida.

ee also

*Haverford Township, Pennsylvania
*Haverford College
*The Haverford School


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