13 September 2008


There are at least ten places in Wales that have Malvern as part of their name:
Malvern, Bethel Road, Caernarfon, Gwynedd
Malvern, Limekiln Rd, Pontnewynydd, Pontypool, Torfaen
Malvern, Wellington St, Aberaeron, Dyfed
Malvern, The Beacon, Rosemarket, Milford Haven, Dyfed
Malvern, Peter St, Rhosllanerchrugog, Wrexham
Malvern, Crundale, Haverfordwest, Dyfed
Malvern, Carway, Kidwelly, Dyfed
Malvern, Rhostrehwfa, Llangefni, Isle of Anglesey
Malvern, Freystrop, Haverfordwest, Dyfed
Malvern, Penparc, Cardigan, Dyfed

Named after The Malvern Hills, close to the Welsh border in England, Malvern was originally settled by Welsh settlers in the 1600s. William Penn sold them the land for ten cents an acre, along with the rest of the land on the Welsh tract, or the Main Line. Malvern was incorporated as a borough in 1889, from portions of Willistown Township.
Malvern is the last stop of the original Main Line railroad into Philadelphia. Today, the railroad has expanded several more stations west of Malvern, but none are associated with the Main Line, and Malvern is still considered the end of the Main Line.

The median income for a household in the borough was $62,308, and the median income for a family was $79,145. Males had a median income of $45,281 versus $39,129 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $35,477. About 0.9% of families and 2.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.8% of those under age 18 and 3.2% of those age 65 or over.

The borough has a website.

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