|Skippack Historical Society
" In 1682 William Penn arrived in the colony and laid the plan for a city. He and others enacted wise laws for the people granting certain inalienable rights, namely, trial by jury, free speech, protection of life and property, and the free exercise of religious convictions. Other emigrants followed, and in 1702 commenced the settlement on the Skippack ... "
[James Y. Heckler wrote the above in the Montgomery Transcript on July 3, 1895]
1704 -Van Bebber moves from Philadelphia to Bohemia Manor, Maryland.
1706 -Hendrick Pannebecker settles in Skippack. Acting as a representative for Van Bebber he surveyed and prepared many of the deeds for the early settlers in Skippack.
1717 -Van Bebber conveyed 100 acres of land to seven trustees for a meeting house, school house, and cemetary for all inhabitants of Bebbers Township.
1719 -Skippack Mennonite Meeting House is built.
1827 -U.S. Post Office was started in the Jacob Sorver store (a new store was built in 1873) on the corner of Store Road and Skippack Pike.
1840 -New Meetinghouse for the Lower Skippack Mennonite Church was built.
1851 -The Valley House (Justins Resturant Today) was built by Jesse Gable. It was called "Jesse Gable's Inn.
1873 -W.F. Hallman built a new store (still exists today) on the corner of Store Road and Skippack Pike.
1886 -Skippack Township is created when Perkiomen and Skippack Township was divided into two townships.
1938 -Airport started by Wells MacCormick.
Researched and written by Bradley S. DeForest
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