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Tulpehocken Township was erected at the time

Lancaster County was formed.  In 1734, the first

subdivision occurred in the Tulpehocken Settlement, when

Heidelberg Township was established. The concentration of

settlers in this particular section of territory and the

influence generated through Conrad Weiser, played

aleading role in obtaining the legislative action.  As a

result, these frontier folk acquired better representation. 

Although a few homes had been established at the time the

first settlers arrived, on and near the western boundary

line of this newly created district, it was not until 1728-

1729, that the real infiltration of pioneers began to enter

into this Township.  It was named after Heidelberg, a

beautiful old university town, located in southern Germany

from where some of these Palatines had emigrated. Again,

Conrad Weiser must have had a strong voice in the

selection of this Township’s identification. It also was an

indication of the political power that Conrad wielded and

the high esteem in which the Provincial government held

him even at this early date.

Today Heidelberg Township has a population of 1741

with 23.55 miles of Township road and 15.11 miles ofstate

road, totaling 38.48 miles of road.  The Township road

crew is responsible for all Township roads and the state is

responsible for state roads.  Our area has always been

known for its scenic beauty and well-kept farms.  The

farmers in the area are progressive, keeping abreast of the

latest research and technology.

The Township is bordered by: Marion Township

(west), North Heidelberg Township (north), Lower

HeidelbergTownship (east), South Heidelberg Township

(southeast), and Millcreek Township (southwest).

Heidelberg Township, Berks County
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Tulpehocken Township was erected at the time

Lancaster County was formed.  In 1734, the first

subdivision occurred in the Tulpehocken Settlement,

when Heidelberg Township was established. The

concentration of settlers in this particular section of

territory and the influence generated through Conrad

Weiser, played aleading role in obtaining the legislative

action.  As a result, these frontier folk acquired better

representation.  Although a few homes had been

established at the time the first settlers arrived, on and

near the western boundary line of this newly created

district, it was not until 1728-1729, that the real

infiltration of pioneers began to enter into this Township. 

It was named after Heidelberg, a beautiful old university

town, located in southern Germany from where some of

these Palatines had emigrated. Again, Conrad Weiser

must have had a strong voice in the selection of this

Township’s identification. It also was an indication of the

political power that Conrad wielded and the high esteem

in which the Provincial government held him even at this

early date.

Today Heidelberg Township has a population of

1741 with 23.55 miles of Township road and 15.11 miles

ofstate road, totaling 38.48 miles of road.  The Township

road crew is responsible for all Township roads and the

state is responsible for state roads.  Our area has always

been known for its scenic beauty and well-kept farms. 

The farmers in the area are progressive, keeping abreast

of the latest research and technology.

The Township is bordered by: Marion Township

(west), North Heidelberg Township (north), Lower

HeidelbergTownship (east), South Heidelberg Township

(southeast), and Millcreek Township (southwest).

Heidelberg Township, Berks County

Township Building

11 Tulpehocken Forge Road

Robesonia, Pa 19551

Office:  610-693-3197

Fax:  610-693-8311

Hours: 10am - 1pm

(Call prior for official business)

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