About the Borough of Narberth
Narberth was incorporated as a borough in 1895, in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. It is named after the town of Narberth, Pembrokeshire, Wales.
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania allows for three types of municipal governments: cities, townships, and boroughs. Narberth Borough, one half square mile, lies entirely within, but is not part of Lower Merion Township, which was incorporated five years later, in 1900. Narberth Borough maintains its own Police, Fire, highway, and park departments, and contracts its own trash and recycling collection, and storm and sewer system.
Historical documents in this section:
- Our Town
Scanned, searchable issues of the Narberth newspaper published 1914-1949 by the Narberth Civic Association.
- Narberth Yesterday
Newly re-discovered by past Civic Association president Andy Haakenson. Written as a term paper at Temple University in 1944 by lifelong Narb Jean Staples.
- Our Borough, A Fiftieth Anniversary Report 1945
Narberth's origins and first 50 years; its 67 pages contain many old photographs and maps.
- Narberth's Historical Prelude, 1616-1895
By Carden F. Warner, published in 1905. "A Brief Sketch of the Borough of Narberth, and its Vicinity, From the Beginning of the Seventeenth Century to the Close of the Nineteenth."