erwyn was founded in 1877. 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 Meionetshire, Wales. Berwyn is located in Chester County and is split between Tredyffrin and Easttown Townships.

Berwyn pupils attend the Easttown Tredyffrin public schools. The Easttown Library and Frank Johnson Memorial Park are located in Berwyn. Tredyffrin Township Municipal building can also be found in Berwyn.

Berwyn Station was built in 1884. The station, platforms, and canopy were recently restored and a memorial honoring local patriots can be found by the pedestrian bridge.

Berwyn has a vibrant local business district along Route 30. Karl Yoder's historical mural Berwyn: A Historical Crossroad, Then and Now is a landmark on Route 30.

Jenkins Arboretum is one of eastern Pennsylvania's major horticultural and environmental assets located in Berwyn. Jenkins Arboretum is open to the public 365 days a year from 8:00am to sunset with free admission.

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