Delaware County History Books & Reference
Banjotown was not established by name until the 20th century but the roots and history of Radnorville, Ithan & Wayne are well documented in some of the following volumes.
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The History of Old St. David's Church, Radnor 1700-1906
by John C. Winston Company - 1907
Full history of the historic church that straddles Radnor & two other townships with photos, listings and graveyard interments.
Biographical & Historical Cyclopedia of Delaware County, PA
by Winfield Scott Garner & Samuel T Wiley - 1894
Historical, illustrated sketch of the county with around 400 biographies of prominent men & their families.
History of Delaware County
by George Smith M.D. - 1862
The first history of Delaware County with biographies of early families, the county's geology, minerals, plants and wildlife.
History of Delaware County PA
by Henry Graham Ashmead - 1884
Often referred to as "the local bible" this work is an illustrated, fully indexed, succinct and highly descriptive update to the earlier work by Dr Smith, above.
A History of Delaware County PA & Its People
by John W Jordan - 1914
An illustrated history & genealogy of the area including Hudson's voyage, the Revolution, township profiles, agriculture, education, churches, the law, medical history, newspapers and much more.
A Rare & Pleasing Thing: Radnor Demography (1798) & Development
by Katharine Hewitt Cummin
A master work reproduced by kind permission of Radnor Historical Society this is the most comprehensive guide in existence to Radnor's land, buildings & families.
Rural Pennsylvania in the Vicinity of Philadelphia
by Samuel Fitch Hotchkin - 1897
The houses, businesses and church institutions of the Main Line as they existed in the mid-1890s.
"Your Town & My Town"
Columns from The Suburban & Wayne Times, 1949-58
by Emma C. Patterson
A wealth of information relating to Radnor and its environst, with photos, first hand accounts and commentary on the way of life from the late 1800s to the 1950s.
History of Chester County, PA
by J. Smith Futhey & Gilbert Cope
Comprehensive guide to Chester County published in 1881.
Notes On Documents in the Collections of the Montgomery Family of Ardrossan
by Lucile L. Simler 1971
The Camp by the Old Gulph Mill
by William Spohn Baker
A reprint from The Pennsylvania Magazine of History & Biography, 1893, of an address delivered on dedicating the memorial stone marking the Continental Army's encampment at Old Gulph Mill in 1777.
Historical Sketch of Old Radnor Church 1685-1875
Vernon & Cooper
A brief outline of the first century of Old St. David's Episcopal Church, Radnor.
Merion in the Welsh Tract – with Sketches of Haverford & Radnor
by Thomas Allen Glenn, 1896
Historical & Genealogical collections concerning the Welsh Barony in the Province of Pennsylvania, settled by the Cymric Quakers in 1682
The Wayside Inns on the Lancaster Roadside between Philadelphia & Lancaster
by Julius F. Sachse, 1912
An illustrated description of the old inns between the "Eagle" near the 14th milestone and the old "Ship" Tavern
near the 27th milestone.
Suburban Stations & Rural Homes on the Pennsylvania Railroad
Office of the General Passenger Agent, 1874
The "mysterious" western growth of the population away from Philadelphia & the Schuylkill River.
Housing Conditions in Main Line Towns
by Marion Bosworth, 1913
An illustrated description of late 19th century poverty in Main Line towns.
Social Registers: Philadelphia & The Main Line 1902-22
Name & address listings in full – useful for family searches.
The War of the Revolution in Radnor (1777-8)
by Francis James Dallett, 1976
Revised 2014 by Phil Graham with additional notes and illustrations.
Conestoga Six-Horse Bell Teams 1750-1850
by John Omwake
A detailed history, with illustrations, of wagon transport along the Lancaster pike.
The History of Bryn Mawr 1683-1900
by Barbara Alice Farrow - 1962
Lenape Indians, the Welsh Barony, Humphreyville, etc. – written by the granddaughter of an occupant of the old White Hall Station.
Guide for the Pennsylvania Railroad, with an Extensive Map; including the Entire Route with all its Windings, Objects of Interest and Information Useful to the Traveller
by T.K. & P.G. Collins, 1855
by The Graphics Center – Argus Printing, Wayne, 1975
Material provided & compiled by Katharine Cummin & Radnor Historical Society.