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Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Chester, Delaware
Townships Thornbury (Chester), Thornbury (Delaware)
Elevation 259 ft (78.9 m)
Coordinates 39°55′42″N 75°31′22″W / 39.92833°N 75.52278°W / 39.92833; -75.52278
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Cheyney in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Cheyney is an unincorporated community that sits astride Chester and Delaware Counties in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. It is the home of Cheyney University of Pennsylvania. The area and the University derive their name from George Cheyney's Farm which became the current campus of Cheyney University. George Cheyney's Farm and the surrounding area was part of the original land grant given to William Penn in 1681.

Cheyney straddles the border between Thornbury Township in Chester County and Thornbury Township in Delaware County. These townships were originally one township, which was bisected when Delaware County split from Chester County in 1789. Both Township Offices are located along Cheyney Road next to the University.



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