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Merion, PA Real Estate:

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 Merion is located mostly in Lower Merion Township in Montgomery County.

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Merion, Pennsylvania  is located in Montgomery County, PA.  It is one of  Philadelphia’s  suburbs. Merion is usually referred to as Merion Station. Merion is located in the 19066 zip code. Merion was settled by the Welsh in the early 1680s. These Welsh were descendants of the Welsh king Merion, who had given his name to Merionethshire in North Wales.

In 1682 The Welsh Quakers established Merion Meeting. The present meetinghouse was built in 1695, with an addition constructed between 1712 and 1714. William Penn visited the meeting serveral times between 1699 and 1701.

The Von Trapp family from The Sound of Music lived in Merion in 1938. They stayed at 252 Merion Road, which was the home of a Merion Lawyer, Henry S. Drinkler, Jr.. After the family gained financial stability, they purchased a farm in Vermont.  Read more at: http://www.lowermerionhistory.org/texts/first300/part25.html#229

 

 

 

 

 

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