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Perkiomen Twp, Montgomery County, PA

Along Route 29 and the west bank of Perkiomen Creek, just north of Perkiomen Valley High School, are vestiges of the 18th century hamlet of Graterford; it was founded in 1756 by Jacob Kreater for whom it was named.

Polk's 1882 Directory lists it as "Grater's Ford" and declares the following: "Contains 149 inhabitants, in Perkiomen township, Montgomery county, on Perkiomen R.R., Br. P. & R. R. R., 10 miles northwest of Norristown court house. Ex. P & R., Samuel Cassel, postmaster.

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Street Names
2nd Street • 3rd Street • Centennial Street • Church Street • Highland Manor Drive • Library Lane • Main Street • Maple Street • Montgomery Avenue • Perkiomen Avenue • Route 29 • Route 73 • Salem Road • Walnut Street