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Neighborhood Profile: ERDENHEIM and FLOURTOWN

Posted on: March 25, 2013

History:  

Erdenheim is a community in Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. The primary commercial areas are located along the Bethlehem Pike. Erdenheim was laid out in 1892. It used to be known as “Heydricksdale” and simply “Wheelpump” after a local inn, but was changed to “Erdenheim” which is German for “earthly home”.

Flourtown is also in  Springfield Township, Montgomery County, Pennsylvania. An ample flow of water found in Wissahickon Creek and its tributaries supported at least three local mills. It was from this industry that Flourtown took its name.  (From Wikipedia)

Boundaries: Erdenheim is bordered by Whitemarsh, Flourtown, Wyndmoor and Philadelphia. Flourtown is adjacent to the neighborhoods of Erdenheim, Oreland, Whitemarsh and Chestnut Hill.

Zip Code:  19038 and 19031

What To See / Do: The Black Horse InnThe Springfield Mill, Yeakle and Miller Houses.

Schools:  Mount Saint Joseph Academy, St. Genevieve School, Erdenheim Elementary School, Carson Valley School.

Public Transportation:  SEPTA bus transportation is available in the neighborhood. 

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