National Register Listings in
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

Abington Township High School Antes, Henry, House Augustus Lutheran Church Barley Sheaf Inn Bauern Freund Print Shop Bergy Bridge Historic District Beth Sholom Synagogue Black Horse Inn Boyertown Burial Casket Company Breyer, Henry W., Sr., House Bridge in Franconia Township Bridge in Hatfield Township Bridge in Upper Merion Township Bryn Athyn Historic District Bryn Athyn-Lower Moreland Bridge Bryn Mawr Bryn Mawr College Historic District Bryn Mawr Hotel Cairnwood Camptown Historic District Carson College for Orphan Girls Central Norristown Historic District Cold Point Historic District Cole, Warren Z., House Continental Stove Works Corson, Alan W., Homestead County Bridge No. 54 Curtis Arboretum Dawesfield Elkins Railroad Station, Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Englehardt, John, Homestead Evans, William and Mordecai, House Evansburg Historic District Fagleysville Road Bridge Crossing Swamp Creek Farmar Mill Fetter's Mill Fetter's Mill Village Historic District Franklinville School General Wayne Inn Gerloff Road Bridge Crossing Swamp Creek Gladwyne Historic District Glencairn Glendside Memorial Hall Globe Knitting Mills Graeme Park Green Hill Farms Grey Towers Grubb Mansion Grubb, Conrad, Homestead Gwynedd Hall Hanging Rock Harriton Hatfield Borough Substation, Lock Up and Firehouse Heller, George K., School High Street Historic District Highlands, The Hope Lodge Horsham Friends Meeting Horsham-Montgomery Bridge Hovenden House, Barn and Abolition Hall Humane Fire Engine Company No. 1 Hunsberger, Isaac, House Idlewild Farm Complex Jefferson Elementary School Jenkins Homestead Jenkins' Town Lyceum Building Jenkintown Wyncote Train Station Kastner, Jacob, Loghouse Keefe-Mumbower Mill Kenderdine Mill Complex Kennedy Mansion Keswick Theatre King of Prussia Inn Klein Meetinghouse Knapp Farm Knipe-Johnson Farm Knipe-Moore-Rupp Farm Knurr Log House Kolb, Dielman, Homestead Kulp, Isaac, Farm Kuster Mill Lady Washington Inn Landis Homestead Lansdale Silk Hosiery Company-Interstate Hosiery Mills, Inc. Lee Tire and Rubber Company Loller Academy Long Meadow Farm Lower Merion Academy-Cynwyd Elementary School-Bala Cynwyd Junior High School Complex Merion Cricket Club Merion Friends Meeting House Meyerhoff, Son and Company Building Mill Creek Historic District Mill Creek Historic District (Boundary Increase) Mill Grove Miller's House at Spring Mill Milmoral Morgan, Edward, Log House Morris, Anthony, House Mount Joy Muhlenberg, Henry Melchoir, House Narbrook Park Historic District Normandy Farmstead Oak Park Historic District Old Norriton Presbyterian Church Old Pottstown Historic District Old Pottstown Historic District (Boundary Increase) Pennypacker Mansion Perikomen Bridge Hotel Perkiomen Bridge Plymouth Friends Meetinghouse Plymouth Meeting Historic District Poplar Lane Pottsgrove Mansion Pottstown Roller Mill Quaker Manor House Reading Railroad Pottstown Station Red Hill Historic District Rieth, Andreas, Homestead Rittenhouse, David, Junior High School Roberts and Mander Stove Company Buildings Rowland House Sanatoga Union Sunday School Schall, William and Caroline, House Seville Theatre Sinnott, Joseph, Mansion Skippack Bridge Souderton Historic District Springfield Mill St. Paul's Episcopal Church Stanley Stewart, Gen. Thomas J., Memorial Armory Stewart, Walter and Gertrude May, Farmstead Stotesbury Club House Strawbridge and Clothier Store Sunnybrook Sunrise Mill Sutch Road Bridge in Marlborough Township Swamp Creek Road Bridge Thomas, M. Carey, Library, Bryn Mawr College Union Library Company Union School Wall House Washington Hose and Steam Fire Engine Company, No. 1 Washington Memorial Chapel Washington's Headquarters Welsh, John, House Wentz, Peter, Homestead West Laurel Hill Cemetery West Norristown Historic District Whitehall Apartments Whitpain Public School Woodmont Wyncote Historic District Yeakle and Miller Houses
The first U.S. Navy submarine, the USS Holland, was built in Philadelphia in 1900.
Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, has a rich history that dates back to its establishment in 1784. The county was named after General Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War hero. Prior to European settlement, the area was inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Lenni Lenape.

During the colonial era, Montgomery County played a crucial role in the founding of the United States. Philadelphia, located within the county's borders, served as the temporary capital of the nation while Washington, D.C. was being constructed. Many notable historical events took place in the county, including the signing of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitutional Convention of 1787.

In the 19th century, Montgomery County experienced significant industrial growth. The region became renowned for its iron production, thanks to the presence of abundant natural resources such as iron ore and limestone. Industries like textiles, papermaking, and weaving also flourished during this time.

As the 20th century dawned, Montgomery County continued to evolve. The county experienced suburbanization and saw increased population growth, fueled by improved transportation infrastructure and the expansion of Philadelphia's urban sprawl. Today, Montgomery County is a vibrant and diverse community with a strong economy, excellent educational institutions, and numerous cultural and recreational amenities.

Overall, Montgomery County's history reflects its important contributions to the nation's development, from its colonial roots to its industrial past and modern-day prominence.

This timeline provides a glimpse into the major events and milestones that have shaped the history of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

  • 1682: William Penn receives the charter for Pennsylvania, including present-day Montgomery County.
  • 1683: The area that is now Montgomery County is settled by Welsh Quakers.
  • 1784: Montgomery County is officially established as a county by the Pennsylvania General Assembly.
  • 1791: The first courthouse is built in Norristown, which becomes the county seat.
  • 1804: The Main Line of the Philadelphia and Columbia Railroad is completed, boosting the county's economy.
  • 1832: Montgomery County Agricultural Society is founded to promote agricultural practices.
  • 1851: The Pennsylvania Railroad opens a line through Norristown, further improving transportation in the county.
  • 1879: Valley Forge becomes a national military park to commemorate the American Revolution.
  • 1906: Bryn Mawr College is founded in Lower Merion Township, becoming one of the county's premier educational institutions.
  • 1925: The Montgomery County Courthouse is rebuilt and expanded in Norristown.
  • 1950s: The county experiences rapid suburbanization due to its proximity to Philadelphia.
  • 1961: The Montgomery County Community College is founded in Blue Bell.
  • 1989: The King of Prussia Mall opens, becoming one of the largest shopping malls in the United States.
  • 2012: Montgomery County becomes the first county in Pennsylvania to allow same-sex marriage.