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Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA - Presbyterian Church, Abington, PA

The land that comprises Abington today was purchased from the native Lenape by William Penn during the 1680s. By the next decade, a handful of European settlers built and lived in Hill Township, at the crossroads of Susquehanna Street Road and Old York Road. After brief times under other names, the township incorporated as Abington in 1704. The name's origin is not known.

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Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA

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1854 - Abington
Abington, a post-township of Montgomery county, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles N. from Philadelphia, and 109 E. from Harrisburg. The post-office is at the village of Mooretown, on the Philadelphia and Doylestown turnpike. Population, 1830.
A New and Complete Gazetteer of the United States: Giving a Full and Comprehensive Review of the Present Condition, Industry, and Resources of the American Confederacy ... Thomas Baldwin (of Philadelphia.) Joseph Thomas January 1, 1854 Philadelphia : Lippincott, Grambo & Company 1854.
1895 - Abington
Abington, a post-village of Montgomery co, Pa., in Abington township, on the North Pennsylvania Railroad, at the junction of the Northeast Pennsylvania Railroad, 10 miles N. of Philadelphia. It has a Presbyterian church. Pop, of township, 2440. Abington township contains the village of Jenkintown, and also an Abington Station on a branch railroad extending from Conshohocken to Oreland.
Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ... Joseph Thomas January 1, 1895 J.B. Lippincott
1923 - Abignton Township
ABINGTON - This township, in the extreme southeastern section of the county, is bounded on the northwest by Upper Dublin, northeast by Moreland, southeast by Philadelphia, and southwest by Springfield, Cheltenham, and the borough of Jenkintown. The last named was made a borough In 1874. The township was organized prior to 1704. The soil is a fertile loam, and contains limestone sufficient to produce excellent crops. For many years the making of lime was a leading Industry in this township. Its streams are Inclusive of Pennypack, and Sandy Run. Cheltenham, Willow Grove and Middle Road turnpikes traverse the territory in several directions; the first named was completed in 1804, and the second in 1857. These highways cost $8,000 per mile. For railway lines, see chapter on Railroads. The township had a population in 1790 of 881; in 1840 it was 1,704; 1880, it had reached 2,125, and in 1920 it was 8,864. Next to Springfield, in 1882, this township was highest rated of any in the county,... Read MORE...

2023 - Here's a list of places to go and things to do in Abington Township:
Abington Art Center: Explore this vibrant cultural hub that features art exhibitions, workshops, and classes. The beautiful grounds offer walking trails and sculptures, making it a great place to appreciate art and nature.

Crestmont Park: This lovely park is perfect for a leisurely stroll, picnicking, or playing sports. It has walking paths, tennis courts, and a playground for kids.

Rydal Park: Enjoy the scenic beauty of Rydal Park, a charming residential area with tree-lined streets and well-maintained gardens. It's a pleasant place for a peaceful walk.

Baederwood Park: Another beautiful park in the area, Baederwood Park features a playground, basketball courts, and a walking trail.

Penn State Abington: Explore the campus of Penn State Abington, known for its academic excellence. Check out their events, lectures, and cultural programs that are often open to the public.

Abington Free Library: Visit the Abington Free Library for a quiet place to read or work. They also... Read MORE...

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Ancestors Who Were Born or Died in Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA

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female ancestorMary MCDOWELL (1723, , Ireland - 30 June 1810, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA)
male ancestorReese GUINN (1737, Great Egg Harbor, Gloucester, New Jersey, USA - 20 July 1848, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA)
male ancestorJames STONE (18 July 1751, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) (Mashantatack) - 27 March 1836, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA)
female ancestorRebecca SHELDON (17 October 1756, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) (Mashantatack) - 17 January 1816, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA)
male ancestorPhilip COLVIN (11 April 1758, , Rhode Island, USA - 19 April 1832, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA)
female ancestorEsther GUINN (1767, Egg Harbor City, Atlantic, New Jersey, USA - 20 July 1848, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA)
male ancestorLemuel STONE (26 May 1781, Cranston, Rhode Island, USA (Pawtuxet) (Fiskeville) (Mashantatack) - 13 February 1873, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA)
male ancestorPardon STONE (11 February 1810, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA - 28 March 1848, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA)
female ancestorFidelia Elizabeth GREEN (11 May 1835, Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA - , )

Ancestors Who Were Married in Abington Township, Pennsylvania, USA

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male ancestorJohn B TODD (October 1705 - 1769) and female ancestorJudith BEARDEN (1704 - ) married 28 March 1724
male ancestorWilliam HUSTON (1716 - 27 May 1781) and female ancestorMary MCDOWELL (1723 - 30 June 1810) married 2 October 1749
photo of William STANTON William STANTON (1793 - 15 April 1867) and photo of Judith ACKLEY Judith ACKLEY (8 May 1795 - 25 February 1862) married March 1816
photo of Joseph YEAKLE Joseph YEAKLE (11 April 1811 - 16 January 1891) and female ancestorElizabeth HUSTON (1 April 1813 - 18 June 1852) married 6 January 1835

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