Lower Merion Township
Lower Merion Township is located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The Township was first settled in 1682 by Welsh Quakers who were granted the Welsh Tract by William Penn. The township has an interesting history and is committed to the preservation of historical sites. Lower Merion Township is a breathtaking, well maintained community. 56 Parks, Playgrounds, Botanical Gardens and Township Properties encompass over 794 acres for public enjoyment. The township administration building is located in Ardmore.
The educational roots of Lower Merion Township go back to Lower Merion Academy, one of the first public schools in the county. Today, Lower Merion Township has 10 top rated public schools that are recognized nationally for their excellence in education. Since the late 1700's private schools provided outstanding college preparatory education for young students. Lower Merion has an impressive collection of the finest private schools in the nation. Colleges and Universities add to the unique character of the area and many have called Lower Merion their home since the 1800's.
Lankenau Hospital is located in Lower Merion and Bryn Mawr Hospital borders the township.
Lower Merion Township is comprised of charming and diverse villages and communities. The Main Line, named after the railroad that runs through the township has stations located at Merion, Wynnewood, Ardmore, Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Rosemont and Villanova. Bala Cynwd is serviced by Septa's R6 regional line. Belmont Hills and Gladwyne, do not border the rail line.
Lower Merion Historical Society
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