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Encyclopedia > Wayne, Pennsylvania

Wayne is a community within the Main Line of Pennsylvania. It is in Radnor Township and extends into both Tredyffrin Township and Upper Merion Township. The Main Line is a collection of Philadelphia suburbs situated to the West of the city and comprising parts of Montgomery, Delaware and Chester Counties. ... Official language(s) None Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 33rd 119,283 km² 255 km 455 km 2. ... Radnor Township is a municipality located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Tredyffrin Township is a township located in eastern Chester County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 29,062. ...


The center of the Wayne business district is the intersection of Lancaster Avenue and Wayne Avenue, its main street. The historic Wayne station is located one block north of this intersection. The Wayne business district also includes a post office, a cinema, a library, the Radnor Middle School, and several banks, stores, restaurants, and other commercial establishments. Other institutions and attractions in Wayne include the Valley Forge Military Academy (with a monument from the Battle of the Bulge located by the parade ground) and the headquarters of the Traffic Pulse traffic information service. United States Highway 30 is an east-west United States highway that traverses the United States. ... Main Street or Main Street America is an almost fanciful, dated reference to the main region of small town/suburban America, since it really no longer exists. ... Wayne station Wayne Station is a commuter rail station located in the western suburbs of Philadelphia at North Wayne Ave & West Ave, Wayne, Pennsylvania 19087 [1]. It is served by most R5 Paoli-Thorndale trains. ... The Valley Forge Military Academy is an all-male Middle School, High School and College located in Wayne, Pennsylvania. ... Combatants Western Allies Germany Commanders Dwight D. Eisenhower Gerd von Rundstedt Strength 500,000 men, 400 tanks, 400 guns (Dec 16 - start of the Battle) 600,000 men, 600 tanks, 1,900 guns (Dec 16 - start of the Battle) Casualties 80,987 casualties (10,276 dead, 23,218 missing, 47... Traffic Pulse, also known as and Mobility Technologies, is a nationwide provider of traffic information via a number of mediums, including the Internet, cell phones, radio, satellite radio and television. ...

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History

Wayne's development began when a railroad stop called Cleaver's Landing was established. It was renamed Wayne Station after General Anthony Wayne. Parcels in the area totally 293 acres (1.2 km²) were bought by banker J.H. Askin, where he built Louella House and developed some of the first homes in the area. Anthony Wayne (January 1, 1745 - December 15, 1796), was a United States Army general and statesman. ...


His and surrounding land were bought in 1880 by banker A.J. Drexel and newspaper editor G.W. Childs, to form a larger development they called Wayne Estate. In a brochure from 1887 about their development they noted they had provided Wayne with "water, light and drainage — the three great conveniences of a large city — by the most approved modern methods." They described Wayne Estate as follows: 1880 (MDCCCLXXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday (see link for calendar). ...

The suburban village known as Wayne, on the Pennsylvania Railroad, fourteen miles from Philadelphia, differs so much from the ordinary town allowed to grow up hap-hazard and to develop conveniences as population increases, that it is necessary, in describing it as it appears, to keep in mind some facts about its history.
Wayne is not an accidental aggregation of cottages; it is a town built by design, and provided at the start with all the conveniences to which residents of cities are accustomed and which they are so apt to miss and long for when they go into the country or even into the suburbs of a great city. The scheme of the town was well thought out and planned before any of the new cottages were built, and, as it was undertaken by liberal gentlemen of abundant means, no expense was spared in the preliminary municipal work.

1893 map The Pennsylvania Railroad (AAR reporting mark PRR) was an American railroad existing 1846–1968, after which it merged into Penn Central Transportation. ...

Education

Pupils in the Radnor Township portion of Wayne attend schools in Radnor Township School District, while pupils in the Tredyffrin portion attend schools in Tredyffrin/Easttown School District, Those in the northeastern portion of the township attend the Upper Merion Area School District. The prestigious Valley Forge Military Academy also resides in Wayne. Tredyffrin/Easttown School District (T/E in short) is a school district based in Tredyffrin Township, Pennsylvania. ... The Upper Merion Area School District serves Upper Merion Township, Pennsylvania and West Conshohocken, Pennsylvania. ... The Valley Forge Military Academy is an all-male Middle School, High School and College located in Wayne, Pennsylvania. ...


External links

The SEPTA R5 service is the longest segment of the current seven-segment SEPTA Regional Rail System configuration. ... Paoli is a census-designated place located in Tredyffrin Township, Chester County, Pennsylvania, and is considered to be the largest town in that township. ... Thorndale is a census-designated place located in Chester County, Pennsylvania. ... A map of the system The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Regional Rail Division provides commuter rail service on 13 branches to over 150 active stations in Philadelphia its suburbs. ...

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(County seat: Media)
Cities Chester
Boroughs Aldan | Brookhaven | Chester Heights | Clifton Heights | Collingdale | Colwyn | Darby | East Lansdowne | Eddystone | Folcroft | Glenolden | Lansdowne | Marcus Hook | Media | Millbourne | Morton | Norwood | Parkside | Prospect Park | Ridley Park | Rose Valley | Rutledge | Sharon Hill | Swarthmore | Trainer | Upland | Yeadon
Townships Aston Twp. | Bethel Twp. | Chadds Ford Twp. | Chester Twp. | Concord Twp. | Darby Twp. | Edgmont Twp. | Haverford Twp. | Lower Chichester Twp. | Marple Twp. | Middletown Twp. | Nether Providence Twp. | Newtown Twp. | Radnor Twp. | Ridley Twp. | Springfield Twp. | Thornbury Twp. | Tinicum Twp. | Upper Chichester Twp. | Upper Darby Twp. | Upper Providence Twp.
Communities and CDPs Ardmore | Boothwyn | Broomall | Drexel Hill | Folsom | Garrett Hill | Havertown | Lima | Linwood | Riddlewood | Rosemont | Village Green-Green Ridge | Villanova | Wallingford | Wayne | Woodlyn |

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Wayne County, PA - Home: (232 words)
Wayne County is located in the Northeast corner of Pennsylvania.
It was created from Northampton County in 1798 and named after General Anthony Wayne.
It was the discovery of anthracite coal in northeastern Pennsylvania, in the early 1800’s, and the need to transport this fuel to New York City which gave the birth to the Delaware and Hudson Canal...
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North Wayne and South Wayne were developed and both communities later formed associations to share the responsibility of fire protection, street lighting, and other common community interests.
For over a hundred years, Wayne has been considered one of the best, if not the best, places in the western suburbs of Philadelphia to live and raise a family.
Wayne has a quaint business community and is within close proximity to many golf courses, colleges, parks, libraries, shopping areas, restaurants, and entertainment.
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