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An Early History of Merion Station, PA

The car accident lawyers in Merion Station, PA, at Justice Guardians invite you to take a closer look at the history of the unincorporated community.

Merion Station

The unincorporated community is part of Lower Merion Township and is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. Along with other communities, it helps to form the Philadelphia Main Line. Some of the closest towns include Narbeth, Cynwyd, and Wynnefields Heights. 


The community was named after the native home of one of the first settlers, Merionethshire in Wales. Despite being historically named Merion, the United States Postal Service has recommended using Station to differentiate it from other areas in the state with similar names.

Historical Landmarks

The community is home to many historical landmarks:

Merion Tribute House 

This historic mansion was built after World War I to satisfy the community's needs to host cultural and social events and offer a playground for children. The founder of the Victor Talking Machine Company proudly offered to replace a house on his property for the site of the grand home. The home became known as the Tribute House as it honored the 81 men from the town that served in the armed services. The house now serves as a venue for weddings and other celebrations. 

The General Wayne Inn

General Wayne Inn was named in honor of General "Mad" Anthony Wayne, an American Revolutionary War hero that once stayed there. Built in 1704, this historical tavern was previously called many names, including:

  • the William Penn Inn
  • Wayside Inn
  • Tunis Ordinary
  • Streepers Tavern

Merion Friends Meeting House

This active Quaker meeting house was built in 1715 and is located on 615 Montgomery Avenue. It is known as the second oldest meeting house in the country. It was built using traditional Welsh architectural designs. Monthly meetings still take place inside the historic place. 


The public schools that the residents attend are part of the Lower Merion School District. A few include:

  • Merion Elementary School - located on South Bowman Avenue
  • Bala-Cynwyd Middle School - located on Bryn Mawr Avenue
  • Lower Merion High School - located on East Montgomery Avenue

The Waldron Mercy Academy is located on Montgomery Avenue. This private Catholic school offers schooling from preschool to middle school grade levels.  


In 2000, the town was home to 5,951 residents. Their racial makeup included the following:

  • 93.6% White
  • 2.1% Black or African American
  • 2.7% Asian
  • 1.3% Hispanic or Latino

As many as 94% of the residents were born in countries other than the United States. English is the main language spoken, but 12.3% speak a foreign language at home, including 10.1% that speak Hebrew. 

The annual median income in 1999 was $103,229. Less than 2.7% lived below the federal poverty line. 

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David Petrone
Date Published: December 8, 2021
David Petrone is a personal injury attorney at Justice Guardians.
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