821 Summit Street
Darby, PA 19023
Phone: (610) 586-1102
Fax: (610) 534-1987
Darby is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States, along Darby Creek 6 miles southwest of downtown Philadelphia.
It has a public library erected in 1743 and a cemetery more than 300 years old. The Quakers lived there early in the colonial era.
There is speculation, according to local historians, that the name "Darby" is a mispronunciation of the word "Derby" derived from the English town of Derby,
in the county of Derbyshire. One explanation states that the Darby Creek closely resembled the English River Derwent, the main body of water that flows through Derby.
British immigrants named the town in the new world thus.
Darby Borough is a distinct municipality from the similarly-named, nearby municipality of Darby Township.
At A Glance:
Date of Settlement: 1660
Area: 0.8 square miles
Population: 10,229 (2000 Census)
Distance to Center City Philadelphia: 7.6 miles
School District: William Penn
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