Introduction to Radnor Township, Pennsylvania
Radnor Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 12 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's located along the Main Line, a group of upscale Philadelphia suburbs. The township is home to the headquarters of TV Guide magazine. Kimberly-Clark, Centocor and Con Agra Foods have facilities in the community.
Radnor Township History
The township was established in 1682 and was included in the Welsh Tract. It was named after Radnorshire, Whales. During the late twentieth century stone monuments were placed throughout the community in tribute to the township's Welsh heritage. Lancaster Pike was the first toll road constructed in the country. It connected Lancaster and Philadelphia and traversed through Radnor Township. In 1832 the Columbia Railroad arrived.
Radnor Township and nearby Attractions
- King of Prussia Mall
- Morris Arboretum
- Fairmount Park
- Deshler-Morris House
- Romanian Folk Art Museum
- Ritenhouse Square
Radnor Township Activities
Radnor Nature Park has a number of walking trails open to visitors. The county's Ridley Creek State Park provides opportunities for fishing, paddling, hiking, picnicking and bicycle riding. The park includes the Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation which offers a view into the daily life on a pre-revolutionary farm. Benjamin Rush, Delaware Canal, Evansburg, French Creek and Marsh Creek state parks are located in the region. The Brandywine Valley and the Valley Forge National Historic Park are often visited by tourists. The Wissahickon Gorge North Loop has provisions for a number of recreational activities.
Radnor Township Transportation
Air transportation is available from the Philadelphia International Airport.
Radnor Township Higher Education
Villanova University, Eastern University, Valley Forge Military Academy and College and Cabrini College, all located nearby, provide higher education to the citizens of Radnor Township.