The car accident attorneys in Upper Providence Township, PA, at Schuster Law, present the following historical details of the community.
Upper Providence Township
The township of Upper Providence is situated in the central region of Delaware County in the southeastern section of Pennsylvania. The township takes up 3,718.4 acres, of which 134.4 acres are covered in water, such as Goff Run, Huber Run, and South Fork Big Beaver Creek. The towns closest to the township include Quarryville, Collins, Buck, and New Providence. The Schuylkill River and Perkiomen Creek help form the southern border of the community.
The first settlements began in 1683, and quickly the residents petitioned for a road to be established from within the community to Chester. The courts approved the road that would be named Providence Great Road, now referred to as Route 252. In 1718, mills like the Sycamore Mills and Bishop’s Mills began to be constructed along Ridley Creek. Some other mills and factories included:
- Robinett Grist Mill (1687)
- Malin’s Grist Mill (1770)
- Register’s Nail Factory (1812)
- Palmer’s Mills (1802)
James Turner, a Quaker, left money from his will in 1787 to begin construction of the township’s first school, Blue Hill School. The school was located near Providence and Chapel Roads. In 1813, the area’s first library open and by 1843, it had as many as 800 volumes.
A well-known summer resort inn was the Rose Tree Tavern. The 19th-century resort was built in 1739 and is known for its activities presented by the Rose Tree Hunt Club, such as fox hunts and steeplechase races. The structure was relocated to Rose Tree Park on Providence Road. It has undergone renovations and since 2011 has served as a tourism office.
The Black Rock Volunteer Fire Company is located on Green Tree Road. It was established in 2012 after the Oaks Fire Company, formerly the Montgomery County Station 63, and the Mont Clare Fire Company, formerly the Montgomery County Station 55, merged.
Other great additions to the community include:
- Oaks Center Ice
- Arnold’s Family Fun Center
- Sky Zone Trampoline Park
- Longford Park/Reynolds’ Dog Park
In 2010 the township’s population was 10,142. This was a decrease of 3.5% from the count of 10,509 in 2000. The ethnic and racial makeup of the townspeople was the following:
- 89.8% white
- 3.9% African American
- 1.5% Hispanic or Latino
- 0.0% Native American
- 4.3% Asian
- 0.0% Pacific Islander
- 0.4% other races
- 1.5% two or more races
The average income per household was $107,166 in 2000. A family household averaged $130,450. The median income for men was $99,848 versus $75,491 for the annual salary of women. The occupations held by the working residents included the following:
- 16.3% Management
- 12.4% Administrative
- 11.8% Sales and Related
- 8.8% Business
- 7.0% Computers & Math
- 6.7% Education
- 5.2% Healthcare
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