History

With about 6,800 residents and 2,100 homes in Souderton Borough in 2015, the borough has grown a hundred-fold since it was chartered in 1887.

When Souderton residents started the incorporation process in 1887, 600 people lived in the borough. By 1910, 1,875 people lived here.

Throughout the early 1900’s, the North Penn Railroad granted easy access to Philadelphia, with a station at Main and Broad streets. The former Liberty Bell Trolley Company tracks also ran along Main Street up to Perkasie and beyond in the 1950s.

historyThe borough’s population doubled to 4,000 by 1930.

The Borough’s bank, Univest Corp. of PA, started before the borough in 1876, remains a sparkling testament to the borough’s success through the years. The banks’ corporate headquarters remain in the heart of Souderton.

Souderton’s history is well documented and available for review at the Indian Valley Public Library.