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Encyclopedia > Media, Pennsylvania
Borough of Media
Borough
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Nickname : Everybody's Hometown
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Delaware
Area 0.8 mi² (2.1 km²)
 - land 0.8 mi² (2.1 km²)
 - water 0.0 mi² (0 km²)
Center
 - coordinates 39°55′08″N 75°23′17″W / 39.91889, -75.38806Coordinates: 39°55′08″N 75°23′17″W / 39.91889, -75.38806
 - elevation 299 ft (91.1 m)
Population 5,533 (2000)
Density 7,399.0 /mi² (2,856.8 /km²)
Incorporated 1850
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 19063
Area code 610
Location of Media in Delaware County
Location of Media in Delaware County
Location of Media in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website : http://www.mediaborough.com

The borough of Media is the county seat of Delaware County, PennsylvaniaGR6 and is located 12 miles (19 km) west of Philadelphia. Media was incorporated in 1850 at the same time that it was named the county seat. The population was 5,533 at the 2000 census. It is also the only fair trade town in America.[1] List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... Delaware County (also known colloquially as Delco) is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Area codes 484, 610 and 835 are Commonwealth of Pennsylvania telephone area codes which serve the Southeast region of the state including the cities of Allentown and Bethlehem. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 678 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (744 × 658 pixel, file size: 128 KB, MIME type: image/png) File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Pennsylvania_Locator_Map. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_PA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pennsylvania ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Delaware County (also known colloquially as Delco) is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ...


The history of the town goes back to William Penn, but the area remained predominantly rural until the twentieth century, and is suburban today. The Delaware County Institute of Science was founded in Media in 1833, while the Pennsylvania Institute of Technology, a two-year technical college, Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades and Delaware County Community College, a two-year liberal arts college, are located nearby. Media promotes itself as "Everybody's Hometown." For other uses, see William Penn (disambiguation). ... Year 1833 (MDCCCXXXIII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian Calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The Pennsylvania Institute of Technology is an independent two-year college in Media and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ... The Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades is a mens junior trade college located in Media, Pennsylvania, 14 miles away from both Philadelphia and Wilmington, Delaware. ... This article belongs in one or more categories. ...

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History

Land in area was sold and settled soon after William Penn was named proprietor of the colony of Pennsylvania in 1681 by King Charles II of England. Providence Township was organized in 1684, and divided into Upper Providence and Nether Providence Townships by 1690 [2] even though they only had 40 taxable properties at the time.[3] The current borough, formed in 1850, sits between the two townships. For other uses, see William Penn (disambiguation). ... Charles II King of England, Scotland and Ireland Charles II (29 May 1630–6 February 1685) was the King of England, Scotland and Ireland from 30 January 1649 (de jure) or 29 May 1660 (de facto) until his death. ...


In 1683 the Court of Chester County approved the construction of "Providence Great Road" (now Pennsylvania Route 252). The road, which runs north from Chester to within a few blocks from today's downtown, is shown on a 1687 map along with the names of local landowners. [4] It forms the eastern border of the borough. Pennsylvania Route 252 is a north-south route that connects at its northern terminus Pennsylvania Route 23 in Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania Route 320 in Nether Providence Township, Pennsylvania at its southern terminus. ... Chester is a city in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, population 36,854 at the 2000 census. ...


Thomas Minshall, a Quaker, was an early Media resident, settling just outside the small village then known as Providence, along the Providence Great Road. The village then included a tailor shop, blacksmith shop, wheelwright shop, barn and other buildings. The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ...


Minshall bought 625 acres from William Penn and arrived in 1702, building his house across from the Providence Friends Meeting. The original meetinghouse was built out of logs in 1699 and the current building dates to 1814. Minshall’s house still stands and was given to the citizens of the borough in 1975. Events March 8 - William III died; Princess Anne Stuart becomes Queen Anne of England, Scotland and Ireland. ... Year 1814 (MDCCCXIV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display the full calendar). ...


During the American Revolution the Marquis de La Fayette bought a saddle at the Minshall house.[5] John Trumbulls Declaration of Independence, showing the five-man committee in charge of drafting the Declaration in 1776 as it presents its work to the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia The American Revolution refers to the period during the last half of the 18th century in which the Thirteen... Marie-Joseph-Paul-Roch-Yves-Gilbert du Motier, marquis de La Fayette (September 6, 1757–May 20, 1834), was a French aristocrat most famous for his participation in the American Revolutionary War and early French Revolution. ...


The area remained rural through 1850. On March 11, 1850 the State of Pennsylvania by Special Act of Assembly incorporated the Borough of Media, and made the sale of malt and spirituous liquors unlawful within its borders. At the same time the county seat of Delaware County was moved to Media from Chester. The borough was formed from four farms purchased by the county, totalling only 48 acres. The borders of the borough have not changed since that time. For the game, see: 1850 (board game) 1850 (MDCCCL) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Sunday [1] of the 12-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Delaware County is the name of a number of counties in the United States of America: Delaware County, Indiana Delaware County, Iowa Delaware County, New York Delaware County, Ohio Delaware County, Oklahoma Delaware County, Pennsylvania This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might...


Streets were plotted in a rectangular grid around the location of the new courthouse, lots were sold at public auctions, and the construction of houses began. Sources agree that Minshall Painter, a descendent of Thomas Minshall, suggested the name "Media," but do not agree on the reason. The name may come from the city’s central location in Delaware County, or from the biblical area of Medea. Mede nobility. ...


The John J. Tyler Arboretum occupies part of Thomas Minshall’s original 625 acres. The land was donated to a public trust in 1944 by an eighth generation descendant. The arboretum was started as a private collection by brothers Jacob and Minshall Painter. In 1825 they began systematically planting over 1,000 varieties of trees and shrubs. Over 20 of their original trees survive including a giant sequoia. [6] John J. Tyler Arboretum (263 ha / 650 acres) is a nonprofit arboretum located at 515 Painter Road, Media, Pennsylvania. ... Binomial name Sequoiadendron giganteum (Lindl. ...


Minshall Painter was also a leader of the Delaware County Institute of Science, which was formed on September 21, 1833 with just four other members: George Miller, John Miller, George Smith, M.D., and John Cassin. The Institute was incorporated in 1836. About 1850, Painter gave the Institute the land where its building currently stands at 11 Veteran's Square, and the building was constructed in 1867.


In the second half of the 19th Century, Media was a summer resort for well-to-do Philadelphians. The borough's large vacation hotels included the Idlewild Hotel (1871) on Lincoln Street at Gayley Terrace, Chestnut Grove House or “The Colonial” (1860) on Orange Street, and Brooke Hall on Lemon Street and Washington Ave. (now Baltimore Ave.). The Chestnut Grove was used for a year by nearby Swarthmore College due to a fire on their campus. Swarthmore College is a private, independent, liberal arts college in the United States with an enrollment of about 1,450 students. ...


The Philadelphia Baltimore Washington Railroad was built through Media in 1854. Up to 50 trains passed through each day. Woodrow Wilson spoke at the Media Station in 1912 during his first election campaign. Trolley transportation lines spread to and through Media in the 1890’s and early 1900’s. Thomas Woodrow Wilson (December 28, 1856–February 3, 1924), was the twenty-eighth President of the United States. ... 1912 (MCMXII) was a leap year starting on Monday in the Gregorian calendar (or a leap year starting on Tuesday in the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Presidential electoral votes by state. ...


Korean nationalist Philip Jaison lived in Media from 1925 to 1951. Philip Jaisohn (b. ... Year 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


In June 1951, Media resident and record producer Dave Miller recorded Bill Haley from nearby Boothwyn playing "Rocket 88" which is considered by some historians to be the first Rock 'n Roll record.[2] Year 1951 (MCMLI) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Bill Haley and his Comets Essex Records Dave Miller was a record producer and founder of Essex Records in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1951. ... Bill Haley, with his band, the Comets, was one of the first rock and roll acts to tour the United Kingdom. ... Boothwyn is a census-designated place (CDP) in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Rocket 88 is a rhythm and blues song from 1951. ... Rock and roll (also spelled rock n roll, especially in its first decade), also called rock, is a form of popular music, usually featuring vocals (often with vocal harmony), electric guitars and a strong back beat; other instruments, such as the saxophone, are common in some styles. ...


On March 8, 1971, a group calling itself the Citizens' Commission to Investigate the FBI raided an FBI "resident agency" in Media. They later released thousands of documents to major newspapers around the US. These documents revealed some unusual and controversial FBI tactics, like the recruitment of Boy Scouts as informants, and confirmed for the first time the existence of COINTELPRO, an FBI program to "expose, disrupt, misdirect, discredit, or otherwise neutralize" dissident groups in the US.[7] is the 67th day of the year (68th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1971 (MCMLXXI) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the 1971 Gregorian calendar. ... History The Citizens Commission to Investigate the FBI was a leftist activist group operational during the early 1970s. ... The Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) is a federal criminal investigative, intelligence agency, and the primary investigative arm of the United States Department of Justice (DOJ). ... COINTELPRO (Counter Intelligence Program) was a program of the United States Federal Bureau of Investigation aimed at investigating and disrupting dissident political organizations within the United States. ...


In June 2006, Media became the first US town to follow over three-hundred towns in Europe in attaining fair trade certification. To meet the criteria for certification, Media passed a council resolution in support of fair trade, serve fair-trade coffee and tea in local government meetings and offices, ensure that a range of fair-trade products were available in local restaurants and businesses, raise popular support and provide media coverage for the fair-trade campaign, and convene a fair-trade steering committee to ensure continued commitment. International Fairtrade Certification Mark Fairtrade certification (usually simply Fairtrade or Fair Trade Certifiedâ„¢ in the United States) is a product certification system designed to allow consumers to identify products which meet agreed environmental, labour and developmental standards. ... For other uses, see Fair trade (disambiguation). ...


Landmarks

  • Minshall House (1702) on Route 252.
  • Media Presbyterian Church (1855) at Baltimore Ave. and Church Street, designed by John McArthur, architect of Philadelphia City Hall.
  • Delaware County Court House (1871) on Front Street.
  • Delaware County Institute of Science (1867) on Veterans’ Square.
  • Cooper House (before 1870) on State Street.
  • Media Armory (1907) on State Street, designed by William S. Price and M H. McClanahan. It now houses the Pennsylvania Veterans’ Museum and Trader Joe’s.
  • Hillhurst (1890) on Orange Street, designed by Addison Hutton.
  • Provident National Bank (1900) on State Street at Veterans’ Square, designed by Albert Dilks.
  • Media Theatre (1927) on State Street, designed by Louis Magziner as a Beaux-arts movie palace with Art Deco design elements. It now is home to the Media Theatre for the Performing Arts.[3]

The Media Area

Main article: Media Area

Since the borough of Media is only 0.8 sq mi and the "Media zip code" 19063 covers a much larger area, the geographic term "Media" is often used in a sense that includes not only the borough of Media, but other contiguous areas that are part of other municipalities but that share the zipcode. These include the entire Upper Providence Township, and in Nether Providence Township, the neighborhoods of South Media, Bowling Green, Pine Ridge, most of Middletown Township including the entire Elwyn, Bortandale, Riddlewood, Lima, Glen Riddle, & Lenni neighborhoods. Parts of Rose Valley Borough, Chester Heights Borough, Marple Township and Aston Township are sometimes included. The Media Area is a geographical area surrounding and containing the Media Borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Mr. ... Upper Providence Township is a census-designated place and township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Nether Providence Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Nether Providence Township is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Middletown Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Elwyn is a town in the Philadelphia-Camden metropolitan area. ... Riddlewood is a residential housing development in Middletown Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia in the United States. ... Lima is a census-designated place located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Rose Valley is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Chester Heights is a borough located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Marple Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Aston Township is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Geography

Media is located at 39°55′8″N, 75°23′17″W (39.918761, -75.388127).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.9 km² (0.8 mi²). 1.9 km² (0.8 mi²) of it is land and 1.33% is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 5,533 people, 2,782 households, and 1,112 families residing in the borough. The population density was 2,848.4/km² (7,399.0/mi²). There were 2,966 housing units at an average density of 1,526.9/km² (3,966.3/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 81.02% White, 14.22% African American, 0.14% Native American, 2.01% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 0.65% from other races, and 1.93% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.88% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 2,782 households out of which 14.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 27.2% were married couples living together, 9.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 60.0% were non-families. 49.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.85 and the average family size was 2.73. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 13.7% under the age of 18, 8.3% from 18 to 24, 34.3% from 25 to 44, 23.0% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 83.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.9 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $42,703, and the median income for a family was $58,065. Males had a median income of $42,121 versus $31,904 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $28,188. About 6.1% of families and 7.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 11.2% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


The population in 1900 consisted of 3,075 people, whose numbers grew to 3,562 in 1910, and to 5,351 in 1940. Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... Year 1940 (MCMXL) was a leap year starting on Monday (link will display the full 1940 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Transportation

Media is connected to Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, by the 101 trolley and is the only suburban town in the United States to have a trolley run down the middle of its main street. The trolley terminates just after the Delaware County Courthouse known as the Media-Orange Street (SEPTA station). Media also has a stop on the R3 Regional Rail Line at the corner of Orange Street and Station Road. Upper Darby Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, USA. The township was incorporated as such on August 30, 1736 from Darby Township. ... Routes 101 & 102 Map ©SEPTA 2004 The Suburban Trolley Lines operated by the Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) as Routes 101 (Media) and 102 (Sharon Hill) of the Suburban Transit Division, are the remaining portion of the former Red Arrow trolley system. ... The Orange Street terminus of the Route 101 Trolley is located in downtown Media, Pennsylvania at Orange and State Streets in the middle of State Street since the line operates as a street car in the Media portion of the line. ... Media could refer to two stations in the SEPTA rail network, both of which are located in the borough of Media, Pennsylvania. ... The R3 is a route of the SEPTA Regional Rail commuter rail system. ...


US Route 1 formerly ran through the borough until a by-pass was built. The old route is known by an even older name, Baltimore Pike. U.S. Route 1 (also called U.S. Highway 1, and abbreviated US 1) is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... The Baltimore Pike was an auto trail in the United States, connecting Baltimore, Maryland with Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. ...


Philadelphia International Airport (PHL), the 10th busiest airport in the world [8], is 12.0 miles driving distance (about 19 minutes) from downtown Media, following Baltimore Pike east, then Interstate 476 south and Interstate 95 northeast. “PHL” redirects here. ... It has been suggested that The North Eastern Extension be merged into this article or section. ... Interstate 95 is a major interstate highway that traverses the full extent of the East Coast of the United States, from Maine to Florida. ...


Points of interest

This article belongs in one or more categories. ... The Media Area is a geographical area surrounding and containing the Media Borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ...

References

  1. ^ [1]
  2. ^ Media History accessed May 10, 2007
  3. ^ Media History accessed May 10, 2007

External links


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Media, Pennsylvania - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (489 words)
Media is a borough located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania 12 miles (19 km) west of Philadelphia, in a fertile and picturesque region.
Media is known as "Everybody's Hometown" and is the county seat of Delaware County
Media is connected to Upper Darby, Pennsylvania, by the 101 trolley and is the only suburban town in the United States to have a trolley run down the middle of its main street.
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