Photography by Alison Dunlap
It’s no secret that Hatboro-Horsham is a fantastic place to live, with Horsham Township having repeatedly been named one of the best small towns in America by CNN Money Magazine and Hatboro being named a top Philadelphia suburbs for Millennials by Niche. The towns, which share a school district, offer small town charm, scenery, and history.
In 1705, Nicholas More purchased the land that later became the town of Hatboro from William Penn. Early resident John Dawson entertained guests at the Crooked Billet Inn, and when the post office opened in 1809, the town was officially called Hatborough before being changed to Hatboro in the 1880s by the U.S. Postmaster General John Wanamaker.
The town flourished through the 1800s with the Loller Academy constructed in 1811, the first bank was built in 1873, and railroad service connections in 1874.
But it’s rich history dates back to early colonial settlers. Horsham’s Graeme Park, which is now operated by the Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission, was the summer home to lieutenant-governor of Pennsylvania and Delaware, Sir William Keith in 1722. Throughout the Revolutionary War, George Washington and his troops passed through the town numerous times during 1777 in pursuit of British Troops.
Public parks like Hatboro Memorial Park, Eaton Park, Tanner Park, Miller Meadow, and Blair Mill Park offer beautiful scenery. But beyond being a great place for family fun, Hatboro-Horsham is also a great place to work. In 2012, five local businesses were named to Inc Magazine’s fastest growing.
But what really makes the town tick are the amazing people within it. Hatboro-Horsham is home to passionate, friendly, and talented locals as well as a number of fantastic small businesses. Learn more about some of the people, places, and businesses that make Hatboro-Horsham home:
Service. Quality. Commitment. Corporate Source Catering & Events is your #1 source for offsite business and social event catering in the Metro Philadelphia area. They offer an extensive menu of customer favorites, classic entrees, & exotic dishes carefully prepared with fresh ingredients of the highest quality. The executive chef and owners provide over 50 years of combined culinary and customer service experience. They are locally family and veteran-owned and operated. Our catering event planners and uniformed delivery professionals take care of the details, allowing you to focus on your event. From board meetings to retirement parties & company picnics, wedding rehearsals to baby showers, and anniversary celebrations to grand openings, trust Corporate Source Catering to make your next event a success.
Nancy Rodzwic, owner of Absolute Music School, teaches voice, piano, guitar, bass and percussion lessons in the studio she runs at 224 E. County Line Road in Hatboro. But Rodzwic teaches much more than how to sing the right notes. Her teaching and life philosophy guides young people through the ups and downs of adolescence with love and devotion.
Absolute Music School offers weekly and biweekly, one-on-one lessons as well as Pop/Broadway camp in the summer. For more information, call (215) 266-1061 or visit www.absolutemusicschool.com.
859 County Line Rd
Horsham, PA 19044
Hatboro Model Train Show
Saturday, December 3 at 9 AM – 3 PM
Keith Valley Middle School
227 Meetinghouse Rd
Horsham, Pennsylvania 19044
Carol Berger, All Places Traveled LLC