Broad Axe

About

"Named after the tavern, this name first appeared on maps in 1792." [1]

"Broad Axe in Montgomery was so called from a sign of the 1790's displaying a broad axe, a square, and a compass. "[2]

Has the dubious distinction of being called "a small unimportant village" in Polk's 1882 Pennsylvania Directory.

  1. Comprehensive Plan, Whitemarsh Township, 2003
  2. Mitchell, Edwin Valentine, It's An Old Pennsylvania Custom, 1947, Vanguard Press, New York

Location

Nearby

Blue Bell Hunt • Blue Bell Woods • Broad Axe Village • Estates of Whitpain • Greystone Manor • Lancasterville • Mercer Hill Village • Pheasant Run • Shady Grove Manor • Steeplechase • The Ridings • Village Circle • Walton Pond • Whitemarsh Chase • Whitpain Farm •

Streets

Butler Pike • Skippack Pike