Graterford is in Perkiomen Township Montgomery County, It is part of the Perkiomen Valley School District.

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Founded in 1756 by Jacob Kreator, a textile weaver, Graterford was originally named Grater's Ford until abbreviated to Graterford by the postal service in the mid 1950s. A state penitentiary is located there which was originally a prison farm. Graterford was a vital summer resort community during the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries