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
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).
Medicine Drop-off Box
Heidelberg Township now provides a prescription medicine drop-off box for your convenience. The box is located in the Township Office. You can drop off medicines during office hours – 9 AM to 1:00 PM.PLEASE NOTE THESE EXCEPTIONS:Illegal drugs, needles, lotions/liquids, inhalers, aerosols,thermometers and hydrogen peroxide.ONLY ACCEPTED ARE OVER THE COUNTER MEDICINESAND PRESCRIPTIONS.