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About Lower Pottsgrove Township

Lower Pottsgrove Township is situated in the western portion of Montgomery County, a suburban county to the west of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Lower Pottsgrove borders Limerick Township, the Borough of Pottstown, Upper Pottsgrove Township, New Hanover Township and is contiguous to Chester and Berks Counties.


The name "Pottsgrove" originated from the 18th century estate of John Potts, who built a stone mansion in Stowe. After the American Revolution's Battle of Brandywine in 1777, part of the Potts Estate became an encampment for George Washington's troops. The encampment, known as Camp Pottsgrove, lasted about two weeks until Washington's troops moved on to the battle of Germantown. The name Camp Pottsgrove stayed even after the troops moved out.

Pottsgrove Township formed in 1806 and was subdivided into Upper and Lower Pottsgrove Townships in 1889, at this time Lower Pottsgrove became a second-class township.  In November 1953, the voters of Lower Pottsgrove Township supported the Township becoming a first-class township. 

Growth & Development

Lower Pottsgrove has experienced a significant amount of growth related to the Pottstown Expressway, or Route 422, which provides access to King of Prussia and Philadelphia. This growth prompted the transformation of farmland to many residential subdivisions, contributing to the increasing population in the Township.