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Upper Providence Township
Upper Providence Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States. As of the 2010 census, the township population was 21,219.HistoryWilliam Penn originally owned the land that is now Upper Providence. After selling off most of the land, he kept a large tract on the east side of the Schuylkill River, which included Upper and Lower Providence and parts of Perkiomen and Worchester. William Penn named the land “The Manor of Gilberts” after his mother’s maiden name.The first person to settle in this area was Edward Lane, who bought 2,500 acres of land from William Penn in 1701. Edward and his wife established the Episcopal church in Lower Providence. In 1717 John Jacob Schrack came to the township from Germany. Schrack was able to convince Rev. Henry Melchior Muhlenberg to relocate to this area. Muhlenberg was the founder of the Lutheran church in the United States. The first of which was founded in Trappe.In March 1725 the farmers living on this land petitioned to form a new township called Providence. This land included Upper and Lower Providence.Upper Providence Township was established in 1805 by the division of the former Providence Township along the Perkiomen Creek. In 1896, the Boroughs of Collegeville and Trappe were created from northeastern portions of the township, yielding the present township boundaries.Upper Providence Township is in Pennsylvania. Explore the family-friendly attractions of Upper Providence Township and add them to your vacation plans using our United States day trip planner.
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