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Historic Darby Over 350 years of history
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.
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?
Darby’s early settlers came from Darbyshire in England They found a similar place of streams and hills and named it Darby
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
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
Darby has Victorian Charm • 1018 Main 1100 Block, Main Street
Darby has significant Colonial Heritage 1006 Main , Circa 1734
1017 Main, circa 1750, used as schoolmasters house by Darby Friends Meeting
1019 Main Street - Darby Friends Meetinghouse, 1805. Third Meetinghouse serving Darby Friends Meeting, established 1682
Darby Fire Co. was established in 1775 and is one of the nation’s oldest
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
Greenways Darby Creek near 12th Street (Supplee) Dam Bridge over Providence Road