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Berwyn, Pennsylvania
Berwyn station (SEPTA)
Berwyn station (SEPTA)
Location within Chester County and Pennsylvania
Location within Chester County and Pennsylvania
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester
Township Easttown
 • Total 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Land 1.9 sq mi (4.8 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
520 ft (160 m)
 • Total 3,631
 • Density 1,959/sq mi (756/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area codes 610 and 484
FIPS code 42-05904
GNIS feature ID 1169323

Berwyn is a census-designated place (CDP) in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,775 at the 2020 census. The area is part of Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs.


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 PA Neighborhood
Berwyn residential neighborhood (2009)

Berwyn is located at 40°2′44″N 75°26′22″W / 40.04556°N 75.43944°W / 40.04556; -75.43944. According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 1.9 square miles (4.8 km2), all of it land.

Berwyn is located within Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships. The area is part of Philadelphia's Main Line suburbs.


The population was 3,775 at the 2020 census. Prior to 2010 it was part of the Devon-Berwyn CDP.


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.


Conestoga High School
Conestoga High School (2006)

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.

Notable people

  • 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

See also

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