Malvern, Pennsylvania

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Malvern is a borough in Chester County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 3,059 at the 2000 census. The main road through the borough is King Street, although the borough is also bordered by Paoli Pike on the south, and is near US 30 on the north. The primary cross street is Warren Avenue. The areas north and west of the borough along US 30 are simultaneously known as Malvern and Frazer, and the Frazer post office shares the Malvern zip code. Just east of Malvern is the village of Paoli. Malvern also contains a train stop on the SEPTA Paoli/Thorndale Line.



Malvern is located at 40°2′4″N 75°30′52″W / 40.03444°N 75.51444°W / 40.03444; -75.51444 (40.034557, -75.514396).[1] The closest major urban center to Malvern is Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.2 km²), all of it land.


Malvern is the site of the Paoli Massacre during the American Revolutionary War.

Named after the Malvern Hills, close to the Welsh border in England, Malvern was originally settled by Welsh settlers in the 17th century. William Penn sold them the land for 10 cents an acre, along with the rest of the land on the Welsh tract.[2] Malvern was incorporated as a borough in 1889, from portions of Willistown Township. On April 22, 2008, the borough converted to a Home Rule form of governance.[3]


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