Douglass Township

Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Douglass Township municipal offices are located at 1068 Douglass Drive, Boyertown PA 19512.
Phone: 610‑367‑8500.



Douglass Township was founded in 1736 and is the fourth oldest Township in Berks County. Many reminders of the area's long history can still be found today. Surveys conducted by the Berks County conservancy in 1981 and 1987 identified approximately 30 sites in the Township deemed to have architectural or historical significance. Two of the more notable properties are the Pool Forge site and the Thomas Rutter Mansion.

The Mansion was the residence of Thomas Rutter and is located near the intersection of Pine Forge Road and Douglass Drive. It was built in 1728 of native stone and is considered a fine exampla of colonial architecture. It commands a fine view of the surrounding countryside. The Poole Forge site was the location of the first iron forge in Pennsylvania. It was founded by Thomas Rutter in 1716.

Nearby Towns: Bechtelsville Boro • Boyertown Boro • Colebrookdale Twp • Earl Twp • East Coventry Twp • Lower Pottsgrove Twp • North Coventry Twp • Oley Twp • Pottstown Boro • Union Twp • Upper Pottsgrove Twp • Washington Twp • West Pottsgrove Twp •

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