Introduction to Limerick, Pennsylvania
This area was settled by Welsh immigrants in the 1690s. In 1698, William Evans christened the community "Limerick" after his hometown of Limerick in Ireland. The Township of Limerick was incorporated in 1726. At that time, it included the community of Royersford which was incorporated as a separate borough in 1879. The early commercial growth of Limerick was largely dependent on agricultural trade. A nuclear power plant was established in 1986.
Limerick and Nearby Attractions
- Mennonite Heritage Center
- Valley Forge National Historical Park
- Daniel Boone Homestead
- Valley Forge Historical Society Museum
- Elmwood Park Zoo
- French Creek State Park
Things To Do In Limerick
The Mennonite Heritage Center showcases exhibits relaying the life of Mennonites in southeastern Pennsylvania. The Valley Forge National Historical Park denotes the site where the Continental Army camped in 1777-1778. The Independence National Historical Park, encompassing Independence Hall, the Benjamin Franklin National Memorial, and Liberty Bell, is another site of historical importance near Limerick. The township is also home to Veterans Park, Linfield Landing, and Limerick Community Park. Elmwood Park Zoo, Crystal Cave, and Philadelphia Zoo are other attractions in the region.
The closest major airport is Philadelphia International Airport.
Limerick Higher Education
Ursinus College, Valley Forge Christian College, Bryn Mawr College, and Montgomery County Community College are the nearby colleges.