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An Early History of Havertown, PA

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The car accident attorneys in Havertown, PA, present this article to share detailed information about the area.

Havertown is a residential neighborhood in Haverford Township, Deleware County, Pennsylvania. The charming neighborhood is only nine miles away from the center of Philadelphia and is neighbored by Adele, West Gate Hills, Llanerch, and Ardmore Park. Havertown can be found within zip code 19083 and belongs to area codes 610 and 484.

History

The land of Havertown was once owned by William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania, in the late 1600s. The Haverford Township to which Havertown belongs to was founded in 1681.

The town was settled by Welsh Quakers, who named the area after Haverfordwest, Wales.

Havertown developed beginning in the late 1600s when the Haverford Road was planned and constructed by civil ordinance. The area continued to develop through the 1700s and is noted for its presence of Irish immigrants in the 1800s.

The influx of Irish immigrants began with Dennis Kelly. Kelly was born in Ireland and moved to Havertown in 1806. Kelly began working in the large mills within Havertown and eventually became the owner of a large mills complex in the town. His success attracted other Irish Catholics to the area, and soon enough, the first Catholic Church opened in 1882 with the aid of a generous donation made by Kelly.

During the 1920s, there was another influx of the Irish population following the construction of Brookline community homes. The neighborhood still consisted of several Protestant residents, but after the third surge of Irish migration following the development of housing tracts, the Irish population dominated the area.

In 2000, Havertown ranked in the top 60 of census recognized municipalities with Irish ancestry.

Education

Today, Havertown is home to many families and subsequently consists of several highly ranked schools. Some of the most notable schools serving Havertown include,

Haverford Middle School

  • The public school hosts a student population of 1,554 in grades 6-8 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 14:1. The school is known for its dedicated faculty. Additionally, the school has ranked #6 in Best Public Middle Schools in Deleware County and #56 (of 766) in Best Public Middle School Teachers in Pennsylvania.

Haverford High School

  • The public high school hosts a student population of 1,886 in grades 9-12 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 16:1. The school has a graduation rate of 96% and has ranked #32 (of 675) in Best Public High Schools in Pennsylvania, as well as #39 (of 666) in Best Public High School Teachers in Pennsylvania.

In Havertown, young students have easy access to the local Haverford Township Library. The public library is a popular destination for students to study and for community members to enjoy the great selection of books.

If you're looking to visit or reside in a neighborhood with great history and access to several notable schools, then consider Havertown, PA.

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David Petrone
Date Published: July 13, 2021
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