Introduction to Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania
Sharon Hill, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 6 miles SW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
Sharon Hill History
Sharon Hill, which was chartered in 1890, was named after an estate owned by Halliday Jackson. The estate occupied 75 acres of the 77 square mile town. The Jacksons were Quakers who came from Ireland during the 1700s. In the early 1800s, John Jackson established the Sharon Female Seminary, the site of which is now occupied by the Academy Park High School. Many of the houses in the town are more than fifty years old, and some are even older.
Sharon Hill and Nearby Attractions
- U.S. Mint
- Please Touch Museum
- Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies
- Battleship New Jersey
- Independence Hall
- Fort Washington State Park
Things To Do In Sharon Hill
The Independence Hall where the U.S. Constitution and the Declaration of Independence were adopted is close to Sharon Hill. The houses where writers Edgar Allan Poe and Walt Whitman lived are also accessible from the town. The Battleship New Jersey on the Delaware River is a floating museum. The experience of migrating to America is documented at the Balch Institute for Ethnic Studies. Swimming, hiking, boating, and fishing opportunities are offered at the Neshaminy State Park. Picnic areas are available at Ridley Creek State Park and the Fort Washington State Park.
Sharon Hill Transportation
Philadelphia International Airport is the nearest airport.
Sharon Hill Higher Education
Drexel University, Swarthmore College, and the University of Pennsylvania are located close to Sharon Hill.