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Marple Township

Marple Township is a township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. It contains the census designated place of Broomall. The population was 23,743 at 2015. ZIP codes include mainly 19008, but also partially 19064 and 19063. Township is run by Marple Township board of commissioners. President Joseph Rufo, Vice President Daniel Leefson,HistoryThe Delaware County area was first settled by Quakers who came to Pennsylvania by the Delaware River on September 29, 1683. The ship they used was called the Endeavor. Marple Township was originally settled in 1684 and was recognized as a township in the same year. The original spelling of the township was Marpool, however the spelling was changed to Marple in the Thomas Holme map of 1687. The Marpool spelling may have been an error.One of the settlers that arrived on the Endeavor was Thomas Massey. He obtained a 300-acre plantation in the township from William Penn. The house he built on the land is still preserved today, as well as some of its surrounding gardens.In 1948 Marple Township got its first police station. Before, there was no local branch and no patrols of the police and only a county sheriff. Crimes were mostly settled between victims and perpetrators themselves.Marple became a first class township in 1961.GeographyAccording to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 10.5 square miles (27.2 km²), of which, 10.2 square miles (26.4 km²) of it is land and 0.3 square miles (0.8 km²) of it (2.95%) is water.
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