Haverford Township is a Home Rule Municipality township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, United States. Haverford is named after the town of Haverfordwest in Wales, UK. It is a commuting suburb located due west of Philadelphia and is officially known as the Township of Haverford. Despite being under a home rule charter since 1977, it continues to operate under a Board of Commissioners divided into wards, as do "First Class" townships that are still under the Pennsylvania Township Code. Haverford Township was founded in 1682 and incorporated in 1911.