alvern is the site of the Paoli Massacre during the American Revolutionary War. (Paoli Battlefield video)
In 1995, Frederic Hesser XXIV purchased a home here. 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 10 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, PA. 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.
Malvern dates back to the Victorian era and is reflected in the Victorian facades in the business district, the Victorian street lamps and the brick pavers. Residents and businesses continue to be attracted to Malvern. Businesses are thriving!
Malvern is a unique, small town village located in southeast Pennsylvania, approx. 25 miles west of Philadelphia. The Borough is 1.3 square miles and has a population of approximately 3,200. Malvern has experienced a significant amount of growth over the past few years and has gone through a tremendous amount of revitalization in both the residential and commercial districts. Funding for the revitalization has been a partnership between the Borough government and the County of Chester.
The rail system runs alongside the town and makes several stops a day. Buses also run through town on a daily basis going to West Chester (the County Seat), Exton Square Mall and the King of Prussia Mall. Malvern is a pedestrian-friendly town and residents and shoppers alike can walk our streets to visit the many lovely antique and gift shops along King Street. We also boast a small shopping center, consignment shops, coffeeshops, restaurants and flower shops.
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Malvern Fire Company
Malvern Memorial Parade
Malvern Borough Summer Basketball
Paoli Battlefield Preservation Fund
Valley Forge National Historic Park
Convention & Visitors Bureau
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