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Flourtown

William Penn, the founder of Pennsylvania, reserved Springfield Township as one of his family's original manors in the 1680s.

Throughout the 18th century, farming was the principal occupation in the township closely followed by limeburning and milling. An ample flow of water found in the Wissahickon Creek and its tributaries supported at least three local mills. It was from this industry that "Flourtown" took its name.

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