Place:Swarthmore, Delaware, Pennsylvania, United States

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NameSwarthmore
Alt namesSwarthmore Borosource: USGS, GNIS Digital Gazetteer (1994) GNIS42026490
TypeBorough
Coordinates39.902°N 75.347°W
Located inDelaware, Pennsylvania, United States
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


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Swarthmore is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Swarthmore was originally named Westdale in honor of noted painter Benjamin West, who was one of the early residents of the town. The name was changed to Swarthmore after the establishment of Swarthmore College. "Swarthmore" can be pronounced with the first "r" either vocalized or dropped due to differences in rhotic and non-rhotic accents. The borough population is 6,194 as of the 2010 census.

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