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Jenkintown, Pennsylvania is a city about ten miles north of Philadelphia. The city is in the eastern end of Montgomery County. The city has a population of about 4,500. Jenkintown is south of Abington and north of Melrose Park and is also about 25 miles southwest of Trenton.
The Pavilion shopping center is on the southern end of the city. The complex is home to a couple of retail stores and restaurants.
The Jenkintown School District operates the public schools in the city. Jenkintown High School is the largest school in the district. There are also a couple of private schools in the city, including the all-girls Saint Basil Academy. The Abington Friends School also operates in Jenkintown as a Quaker school. The school has been operating in the same location since 1697, thus making it the second-oldest primary school in the country to be run by the same management group at the same site.
Jenkintown, PA was incorporated in 1874 as part of Montgomery County. The area was settled in 1697 by Welsh settler Stephen Jenkins. The community operates mainly as a residential area.
Jenkintown connects to Philadelphia through Old York Road or Pennsylvania Route 611. The Jenkintown-Wyncote SEPTA station is on the western end of the city. The regional rail station connects to the Warminster, West Trenton, and Lansdale/Doylestown Lines and is the busiest in the SEPTA system outside of the Philadelphia city limits.
Jenkintown is home to a couple of buildings listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Among these include a former Strawbridge and Clothier Store location and the Jenkins’ Town Lyceum Building.
Tacony Creek and Tookany Creek are both on the western part of the city. Ralph Morgan Park is also on the western end of the city and is situated near the SEPTA station.
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