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  1. Historic Darby Over 350 years of history

  2. Historic Darby/The Land Darby Borough is located between Cobbs Creek and Darby Creek in Southeastern Delaware County. In area, it is approximately one square mile and bordered by Philadelphia, Yeadon, Colwyn, Aldan Sharon Hill and Collingdale.

  3. With easy access to I-95, I-76, Center City, University City and Lansdowne, and the Philadelphia Airport, Darby is strategically located near everything. What is Darby not near?

  4. Darby’s early settlers came from Darbyshire in England They found a similar place of streams and hills and named it Darby

  5. One of the easiest ways to and from Darby is via the Rt. 13 or Rt. 11 Subway-Surface Trolley connecting Darby with Center City and University City which began as a horse car line in 1858 Trolley Access

  6. Darby is a transportation hub Public Transit Links R2 –Train: Philadelphia-Wilmington Darby Station located at 4th and Colwyn 11 – Trolley (Darby to Center City via Woodland Ave) 13 – Trolley (Darby to Yeadon and Center City via Chester Avenue) 46 – Bus (Darby-Yeadon-60th St.- Overbrook) 113- Bus (69th St. Terminal-Darby-MacDade Blvd.-Chester-Marcus Hook) 114 –Bus (Darby-Chester Pike-Chester-Marcus Hook-Boothwyn) 115- Bus (Ardmore-Darby-Folcroft via Lansdowne Ave- (connects with SEPTA R3 in Lansdowne) 305-Bus (Darby-Philadelphia Int’l Airport) Mural at Darby Transportation Center, 9th and Main, commemorating the first horsecar service to Darby in 1858

  7. Darby has Victorian Charm • 1018 Main 1100 Block, Main Street

  8. Darby has significant Colonial Heritage 1006 Main , Circa 1734

  9. 1017 Main, circa 1750, used as schoolmasters house by Darby Friends Meeting

  10. 1019 Main Street - Darby Friends Meetinghouse, 1805. Third Meetinghouse serving Darby Friends Meeting, established 1682

  11. 1100 block of Main Street, circa 1750

  12. Darby Library may be America’s oldest public library

  13. Darby Fire Co. was established in 1775 and is one of the nation’s oldest

  14. Future Possibilities • Old Borough Hall Once used as a school, a jail and the first town offices, it has been vacant since the 1970’s and would make a wonderful museum/visitor center

  15. 1000 Main, circa 1852 with possible Underground Railroad connections

  16. Greenways Darby Creek near 12th Street (Supplee) Dam Bridge over Providence Road

  17. For further information visit www.darbyhistory.com