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Union Township

Union Township municipal offices are located at 177 Centre Road, Douglassville PA 19518; phone: 610-582-3769.


Photo: Former "barracks," ca. 1946, part of the French Creek State Park Organized Group Camp 4 District. Listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987. Photographed by User:Smallbones (own work), 2011, [cc-by-1.0 (], via Wikimedia Commons, accessed June, 2015.

First settled around 1684, Union was incorporated in 1752. Home to the Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.

The Schuylkill Canal Navigation System, completed in 1824, played an important role in the growth and development of the Township. The Canal provided a system to transport coal, iron, lumber, merchandise and produce between Schuylkill County and Philadelphia. Portions of the abandoned Canal, which became obsolete in the 1870s, are still evident throughout the northern part of the Township. []

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