The Republican Party of Pennsylvania
The Republican Party of Pennsylvania is the only organization solely dedicated to growing the Republican Party, and electing Republicans at the Presidential, congressional, state, county and local level throughout Pennsylvania.
Delaware County Republican Party
Your Delaware County Republican Party welcomes you! Learn more about our elected officials, our goals and achievements, and how you can get involved!
Delaware County Government
Official site. Information about public and elected officials, municipal services and other County information.
Township of Ridley
Welcome to the official website of the Township of Ridley. Please use this website for news and information about Ridley Township.
Ridley School District
It is the mission of the Ridley School District to create a caring environment that gives all students the opportunity to achieve their fullest personal and academic potential in order to become productive and responsible citizens.
Ridley Township Public Library
In addition to lending books and providing print reference materials, Ridley Library offers many valuable services like faxing, test proctoring, computers with software and printers, wireless internet connection, pre-loaded Kindles, DVD’s and games, a wide variety of databases as well as online resources for reading and education.
Ridley Township History
Ridley Township was first settled in 1643 by the Swedes in what is now Tinicum Township. The name Ridley was first used in 1687 named by John Simcock a large landowner for his village in Cheshire, England. Tinicum township left Ridley in 1790 and for the next 80 years it was mostly farm land with some mills and quarry operations. The population in 1870 was just over 1100 people. A new railroad line the Darby improvement came thru in 1872 establishing the towns of Eddystone, Ridley Park, Prospect Park, Norwood, Glenolden and Rutledge. All of these towns left Ridley Township between 1887 and 1894.
Ridley Township became a first class township in March of 1906 and consists of 5.18 square miles and today's population is 30,500. The first known mention of a school in Ridley Township was in the August 22, 1778 issue of the Pennsylvania Packet Newspaper.