The historic Borough of Hatboro is a 1.5 square mile town located in the South-Eastern part of Montgomery County Pennsylvania. It is located on land purchased from William Penn by the family of Nicolas More around 1705. Hatboro was officially established in 1715 and named after early resident John Dawson's profession of hat manufacturing. Residents of Hatboro take great pride in the rich history of their borough. Crooked Billet Elementary School is the only school located on a battlefield in the United States. Formed in 1755, The Union Library Company of Hatboro is the third oldest library in Pennsylvania and in on land that was once part of the underground railroad. It continues to be used as a library and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. George Washington and his troops passed through town numerous times during the Revolutionary War in pursuit of British Troops. Loller Academy, which was a school and is now Borough Hall, was constructed in 1811. It houses a clock in its belfry designed and installed by Isaiah Lukens who is responsible for the clock at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. Loller Academy is also on the National Register of Historic Places.
Today, Hatboro is a vibrant and diverse town to approximately 7,500 residents. The residents have a great love and affection for all things "Hatboro" and love to eat and shop local. The town is served by a Mayor and Borough Council consisting of seven elected residents who provide a responsive government and the highest quality services to the community. Many visitors come from all over the Tri-State area to attend our Chamber of Commerce annual Car Show, Cruise Nights, and Holiday Parade.
If you are interested in joining a walking group in the Borough of Hatboro or currently belong to a walking group or other organization that is looking for a place to walk and engage in regular physical activity, please visit www.myhatboro.org or contact Hatboro Borough Hall at 215-443-9100 for more information on our WalkWorks route.