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Broad Axe

"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

School District: Colonial-Montco

Broad Axe Map

Street Names
Butler Pike • Skippack Pike

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