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Limerick Township

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Limerick Township municipal offices are located at 646 West Ridge Pike, Limerick PA 19468.
Phone: 610‑495‑6432.

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Limerick Township [1] is the second largest municipality (22.6 square miles) in Montgomery County. Significant growth has occurred since the 2010.

The Township is home to Heritage Field Airport, Exelon's Limerick Generating Station, Philadelphia Premium Outlets, and many other commercial and industrial businesses. It is accessible from three interchanges of PA State Route 422 and is situated between Philadelphia and Reading. Philadelphia International, Reading Municipal, and Lehigh Valley International Airports are all within an hour's driving distance. Shopping is easy and convenient. Restaurants and places of worship abound within the Township as well as in surrounding areas.

Limerick Township is an emerging community that provides housing for all lifestyles and price ranges. It is one of four communities in the Spring-Ford Area School District which provides excellent educational opportunities for students in kindergarten through twelfth grades.

In addition to four public golf courses and one private golf course there are five public parks which offer picnic facilities and other accommodations for recreation and relaxation. Limerick Community Park, Kurylo Preserve, Linfield Sports Park, Trinley River Park, and Veterans Park are excellent places for both passive and active recreation.

Beginnings [2]

Limerick was organized as a government in 1726 while Pennsylvania was still a British colony. The village of Limerick, at Ridge and Swamp Creek Pikes, emerged in the mid-half of the eighteenth century, but never grew to more than a few dozen homes and businesses. Linfield, the township's other traditional center, was founded as a river-crossing community in the eighteenth century. Located along the historic Pennsylvania Railroad with its own station for a time, Linfield grew to be the township's largest village in the mid-nineteenth century. Royersford Borough, originally part of the township, formed its own government in 1879. Outside of these small villages, the majority of the township has traditionally been rural with numerous farms.

The Isaac Hunsberger House, a National Register of Historic Places Property, is home to the Limerick Township Historical Society; 545 West Ridge Pike. The house, ca. 1827 and extended and modified ca. 1893, is a 2 1/2 story Georgian, 5-bay brick building with Victorian alterations. In 1813 Isaac Hunsberger purchased 61 acres where he set up farming. The house is unusual in that it is an early use combining brick and masonry, especially the flemish-bond brick facade. It's the only brick-front, stone house found in the area.

  1. Township Information Guide,, www.limerickpa.org, accessed December, 2019.
  2. Limerick Comprehensive Plan, 2009, www.limerickpa.org, accessed August, 2017
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