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North Heidelberg Township


Township municipal offices are located at 928 Charming Forge Road, Robesonia, PA 19551; phone 610-488-1619.

First settled about 1736, the township was incorporated January 9, 1845 from Heidelberg Township.

Beginnings [1]

Heidelberg Township originally contained about thirty-seven thousand acres. Part of its territory was taken to form Lower Heidelberg in 1842. One year later a small portion was taken to form Marion. In 1845 a petition was presented to the court for another division. It was granted, and North Heidelberg was erected. Many of the early settlers were Moravians. It was so named on account of its location.

On the Tulpehocken, which forms the northern as well as the western boundary of the township, there have been saw and grist mills for years. At some of the mill sites whiskey was formerly distilled. On Spring Creek, saw and grist mills built years ago are still sawing and grinding. The chief occupation of the people is farming.

The principal business centre is Klopp's Store (North Heidelberg). It has a store, hotel, implement house and a creamery.

  1. A. E. Wagner, Ph.D., F. W. Balthaser, M.E., and D.K. Hoch, The Story of Berks County Pennsylvania, Eagle Book ad Job Press, Reading, 1913
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