"Named after the tavern, this name first appeared on maps in 1792." 
"Broad Axe in Montgomery was so called from a sign of the 1790's displaying a broad axe, a square, and a compass. "
Has the dubious distinction of being called "a small unimportant village" in Polk's 1882 Pennsylvania Directory.
- Comprehensive Plan, Whitemarsh Township, 2003
- Mitchell, Edwin Valentine, It's An Old Pennsylvania Custom, 1947, Vanguard Press, New York
Broad Axe Map
Butler Pike • Skippack Pike
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