Swarthmore is a borough in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. Swarthmore was originally named "Westdale" in honor of noted painter, Benjamin West, who was one of the early residents of the town. The borough was originally part of Springfield Township, and grew up around Swarthmore College. The name was changed to "Swarthmore" after the establishment of Swarthmore College, which was founded in 1864.

The advent of passenger rail service from Philadelphia in the 1880s greatly enhanced the desirability of the borough as a commuter suburb, and the borough was incorporated in 1893.

The Ogden House and Benjamin West Birthplace are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Updated: 1st June, 2020 1:32 AM.