Edgemont In-Home Care Services
According to a 2016 census, there are 4,081 residents in Edgmont (PA) with the median household income of $88,303 and the median property value is $442,500. Edgmont Township is in Delaware County with its northern part bordering Chester County. Crum Creek borders the eastern side of the township. It is 28.9 miles west of Philadelphia. Although Edgmont has its own post office, most of it is served by post offices of Newtown Square, Media, and Glen Mills.
History of Edgmont
Dating back to 1686, Edgmont was originally called Gilead. The name Edgmont derives from the Royal Manor of Edgmond on Shropshire, England, and was founded by the Baker family. It was adopted in 1687, and early documents show different spellings of the township: Edgemont, Edgmond, and Edgemond. The town settled on Edgmont in the 19th century.
The Lenni Lenape Indians inhabited the area of Edgmont. The colonists who made Edgmont their home used a grid of Native American trails as a means of travel. Inns were built along these trails, the most notable were the Brick House on Middletown Road, the Gradyville Inn on Middletown Road, and the Edgmont Inn on West Chester Pike. As for transportation, in 1848, wooden rails for a horse-car line were placed on what is now West Chester Pike by the West Chester Turnpike Company. They were replaced with trolley cars, which brought people from Philadelphia out to Castle Rock in Edgmont. In 1899, Castle Rock was at its height with picnic areas on Crum Creek. There were also cabins, arts and crafts, cottages, and a mess hall. Sadly, this early-style amusement park was sold to a developer in 1963.
Things to do in Edgmont
- Ridley Creek State Park – This is a 2,606 square-acre state park that offers horseback riding, picnicking, hunting, biking, hiking,and more! The Hunting Mansion is popular for wedding and special events.
- Colonial Pennsylvania Plantation – Take a walk back in time to colonial Pennsylvania. This plantation is preserved to reflect a typical farm from 1760 – 1790. Schedule a tour or field trip to take part in a hands-on “living history.”
- Chanticleer – Three miles from Edgmont is Chanticleer, majestic gardens on land that was once the Rosengarten estate. The estate was built in the early 20th century along the “Main Line” as a summer retreat. Tours are available to showcase a variety of gardens on the lush grounds.
Comfort Keepers Delaware County
Comfort Keepers is an elder care company that values passion, commitment, and integrity. We know the decision to hire a home health aide is a difficult one and our services give you peace of mind that your loved one is in good hands. We offer a wide range of services depending on the needs of the senior, such as meal preparation, grooming, dressing, and Alzheimer’s care to name a few. We also offer respite care for caregivers who need a break. Contact us today to see how we can help improve the quality of life for your loved one.
Jerry Campbell Reviews Comfort Keepers
Edgemont Senior Caregivers
My great grandpop was thrilled with the amount of love and care that his caregivers provided!