Place:Haverford, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States


Alt namesHaverfordsource: Webster's Geographical Dictionary (1984)
Coordinates39.983°N 75.3°W
Located inDelaware, Pennsylvania, United States
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Haverford Township (named after the town of Haverfordwest in Wales, UK) is a home rule township in Delaware County, near Philadelphia, in southeastern Pennsylvania, United States, and is officially known as The Township of Haverford. Despite being under a home rule charter since 1977, it continues to operate under a Board of Commissioners divided into wards,[1] as do "First Class" townships that are still under the Pennsylvania Township Code. Haverford Township was founded in 1682 and incorporated in 1911.

Haverford Township contains portions of the communities of Haverford, Bryn Mawr, Ardmore, Drexel Hill, and Wynnewood. The unincorporated "town" of Havertown lies wholly within Haverford Township. The initial 2010 US Census population was 48,491.

Haverford Township holds the distinction of having hosted two different men's major golf championships at two different golf clubs: Merion Golf Club hosted the 1934, 1950, 1971, 1981, and 2013 U.S. Open, and Llanerch Country Club hosted the 1958 PGA Championship.

Haverford, along with Upper Darby, Cheltenham, Lower Merion together form as the major inner ring suburbs of Philadelphia.

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