Introduction to Haverford Township, Pennsylvania
Haverford, Pennsylvania, in Delaware county, is 8 miles NW of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. It's situated in the southeastern portion of the state. The township incudes parts of Ardmore, Wynnewood, Haverford, Drexel Hill and Bryn Mawr. It's a Philadelphia suburb.
Haverford Township History
In 1681 the township was established by Welsh Quakers on land bought by William Penn. In the early years, farming was important for the community. The Nitre Hall Powder Mills provided gunpowder for the War of 1812. The access of Philadelphia by steam and electric railroads substantially increased the township's population.
Haverford Township Attractions
- Haverford Township includes numerous historic homes
- Haverford College Arboretum is a noteworthy location
- Grange Estate is an historic mansion and features Gothic Revival architecture
- Federal School is a one room school house and is included in the National Register of Historic Places
- Nitre Hall is a nineteenth century structure and is included in the National Register of historic Places
- Lawrence Cabin is an old noteworthy structure
- Haverford Township Day, includes live music and a parade
Haverford Township Activities
The Merion Golf Club is regarded as one of the best courses in the nation. The Beechwood Amusement Park is a notable destination. The Brandywine Valley offers a scenic landscape. The Haverford Township Skatium is an excellent location for ice skating. A wide assortment of activities and entertainment are a short distance away in Philadelphia. Ridley Creek State Park offers outdoor activities such as hiking, fishing, bicycle riding and picnicking. Benjamin Rush, Evansburg, Fort Washington, Marsh Creek and Neshaminy state parks are located in the region.
Haverford Higher Education
Haverford College provides opportunities for higher education.
Haverford Township Transportation
Air travel is available at the Philadelphia International Airport. Amtrak Regional Rail Line provides service to Philadelphia.