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Plumstead Township

Plumstead Township municipal offices are located at 5186 Stump Road, Plumsteadville PA 18949; phone 215-766-8914.

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Plumstead was organized as a township around 1725. English Quakers were the earliest European settlers, followed by Scotch, Irish, and Germans. Derivation of the name is uncertain. There are two theories. One, that it was named after absentee landowner Francis Plumstead, a London tradesman. It has also been suggested that the name reflects one of four English parishes named Plumstead. Early settlers found the area heavily timbered, a popular destination and home for Lenni Lenape Indians, as well as an abundant population of bears and wolves.

Plumstead Township has significant inventory of historic resources including vestiges of 9 historic villages, 3 of which are National Registered Historic Districts (Dyerstown, Gardenville, and Point Pleasant). These are Curley Hill, Danboro, Dyerstown , Gardenville, Hinkletown, Landisville, Plumsteadville and Point Pleasant.

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