Warminster Township municipal offices are located at 401 Gibson Ave Warminster, PA 18974.
Warminster Township [†] is located in Central Bucks County, Southeastern Pennsylvania. The Township is within the Greater Philadelphia region which includes Philadelphia, Delaware, Chester, Montgomery, and Bucks Counties
As part of the land grant from King Charles II, William Penn parceled off 5,000-acre areas to investors as part of his vision for Philadelphia and its outer region. These parcels were to be composed of ten 500-acre farms. Warminster was originally part of Southampton and did not become its own township until 1711.
Settlement of the region increased in the early 1700s after the opening of York Road and Easton Road (originally called Dyer's Mill Road). Some of the first landholders in the Township included John Hart, Bartholomew Longstreth, Henry Comly, Sarah Woolman, John Rush, and Abel Noble. Warminster began as a small farming community and remained that way throughout most of its history.
As is typical, technology advanced and with it came new industries. Around the mid-1800s manufacturing began to evolve in Warminster and laborers transitioned from farm work to factory work. Despite the influx of industrial and manufacturing uses, farming remained prevalent in the Township even going so far as to supplying the surrounding region and corporations, such as the Campbell Soup Company, with produce well into the mid-20th century. However, a drastic change occurred with the advent of World War II.
The military supplier, Brewster Aeronautical Corporation opened a plant in the Township (eventually taken over by the U. S. Navy) that employed thousands. Due to the need for government workers during the war effort, housing demands in the Township exploded, and as a result so did the need for educational institutions for workers' children. To address this need many local farms were acquired by eminent domain for schools, homes, and the Naval Air Development Center (NADC). Development begets development and soon new commercial businesses were opening to support all the activity, and local roads were widened to accommodate increased traffic.
† Launching Toward the Future, Warminster Township Comprehensive Plan Update, 2018, www.warminstertownship.org, accessed August, 2019.
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