Lower Merion Township, Pennsylvania

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Lower Merion Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania and part of the Pennsylvania Main Line. As of the 2000 census, the township had a total population of 59,850, thereby ranking ninth in Pennsylvania municipalities by population. Lower Merion has the 5th highest per-capita income[citation needed] and the 12th highest median household income[citation needed] in the country with a population of 50,000 or more.

The name Merion originates with the north Welsh district of Meirionnydd in Gwynedd. Meirionnydd is translated into Merioneth in the English language.



Lower Merion Township was first settled in 1682 by Welsh Quakers who were granted a tract of land (the Welsh Tract) by William Penn. In 1713, Lower Merion was established as an independent Township with about 52 landholders and tenants. In 1900, the Township was incorporated as a Township of the First Class. Lower Merion is home to the oldest continuously used place of worship in the United States, the Merion Friends Meeting House, used continuously since 1695.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 23.9 square miles (61.8 km²), of which, 23.7 square miles (61.4 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (0.67%) is water.

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