Springfield Township was William Penn’s gift to his first wife, Gulielma Maria Springett Penn. “Gulielma Maria Penn’s Manor of Springfield” was first designated on a map in 1681 and this date is clearlly displayed on the Township Seal. The town first started being referred to as Springfield township in 1718.
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 the local mills. It was from this industry that “Flourtown” took its name.
Flourtown is situated in the Springfield Township school district and surrounding communities include Chestnut Hill, Wyndmoor, Erdenheim, Oreland, Blue Bell, and Ambler. Flourtown offers ample access to SEPTA public transportation and is an easy 30 minute drive away from Center City, Philadelphia.
Please explore our ‘Market‘ section of our website, under Flourtown PA, to learn more about the current housing market in Flourtown.