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Berwyn station (SEPTA)
|• Total||1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)|
|• Land||1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0.0 km2)|
|Elevation||520 ft (160 m)|
|• Density||1,959/sq mi (756/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area codes||610 and 484|
|GNIS feature ID||1169323|
At times, the village has been called Cocheltown, Reeseville, Glassley and Gaysville. The town received its present name in 1877 during the celebration of its centennial when one of the Welsh settlers proposed to name the village after the Berwyn Hills overlooking the Valley of the Dee River in Meirionnydd, Wales.
Berwyn is located at United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), all of it land.. According to the
Berwyn is located within Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships. The area is part of Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs.
Berwyn is home of the Footlighters' Theater, a non-profit theater that has provided entertainment for over 80 years. Footlighters' Theater is the oldest community theater on the Philadelphia Main Line.
Points of interest are Teegarden Park and Glen Brook Farm.
Ametek, Hardinge, Inc., Trinseo, Triumph Group, and TE Connectivity have their operational headquarters in Berwyn.
The public school system is Tredyffrin/Easttown School District. Schools serving portions of the Berwyn CDP are Beaumont and Devon elementary schools in Easttown Township and Hillside Elementary School in Tredyffrin Township.
The district operates two middle schools, Tredyffrin/Easttown and Valley Forge, both in Tredyffrin Township. Conestoga High School, located in Tredyffrin, near the Berwyn CDP, serves the CDP; as does Tredyffrin-Easttown Middle School.
The Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Philadelphia operates area Catholic parish schools. In 2012 the Catholic grade school St. Monica closed.
- Harold Barron, Olympic silver medallist
- Jake Cohen, American-Israeli professional basketball player for Maccabi Tel Aviv and the Israeli national basketball team
- David Eisenhower and Julie Nixon Eisenhower
- Drew O'Keefe, U.S. Attorney for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania
- Rachelle Ferrell, Six-octave range recording artist
- Brad Ingelsby, Screenwriter and film producer
In Spanish: Berwyn (Pensilvania) para niños
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