31 August 2008


Wynnewood, Pennsylvania is a suburban community located outside of Philadelphia in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania. Wynnewood was named in 1691 for Dr. Thomas Wynne, William Penn's physician and the first Speaker of the Pennsylvania General Assembly. Wynnewood is one of the many neighborhoods on the Pennsylvania Main Line, and encompasses suburban residential neighborhoods as well as institutions such as Lankenau Hospital, St. Charles Borromeo Seminary, Palmer Theological Seminary, and Friends' Central School.

30 August 2008


Narberth was incorporated in 1895.

The borough has a website.

29 August 2008


Merion is a community in Pennsylvania. It is in Lower Merion Township. It is contiguous to Philadelphia and is also bordered by Wynnewood, Narberth, and Bala Cynwyd. Merion Meeting House was built at the present intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Meetinghouse Lane in 1695 by Welsh settlers.

An important institution in Merion is the Barnes Foundation, an art display housed in a mansion on Latches Lane.

28 August 2008

Bala Cynwyd

Bala Cynwyd lies in the Welsh Tract of Pennsylvania, and was settled in the 1680s by Welsh Quaker settlers, who named it after the Welsh town of Bala and the Welsh village of Cynwyd. The American "Cynwyd" is, however, now pronounced /'kɪnwɪd/ ("kinwid"), not /'kənwɪd/ as it would be in the original Welsh pronunciation . It is often pronounced locally as /'kɪnwʊd/ ("kinwood").

Bala Cynwyd is a village in Lower Merion Township which is located in the Main Line in southeastern Pennsylvania, bordering the western edge of Philadelphia. It was originally two separate towns, Bala and Cynwyd, but is commonly treated as a single community. This came about when a single US Post Office was constructed to service both towns (The "Bala Cynwyd" Branch). Bala and Cynwyd are still served by separate stations on SEPTA's R6 Regional Rail line.

Among the claimants for First Boy Scout Troop in the United States is Troop 1 in Bala Cynwyd.

27 August 2008


Gladwyne was settled in 1682 by Welsh Quakers. It was near the Welsh Tract, and was known formerly as "Merion Square". It was given its new name in 1891 in order to imitate the stylish Welsh names of adjoining towns, although the name is meaningless in Welsh. Shortly after the American Civil War, wealthy Philadelphians began to discover Gladwyne, establishing summer homes there.

Gladwyne is a suburban community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The population was 4,050 at the 2000 census. It is one of the wealthiest places in the country and is situated in the Pennsylvania Main Line in Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania.