Perkiomen Township is a township in Montgomery County. It is a township of the second class, governed by a board of supervisors. It is part of the Perkiomen Valley School District.
As of the 2010 census, the township population was 9,139, 88.1% White, 4.1% Black or African American, 5.2% Asian, and 2.1% were two or more races. 2.9% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry
Perkiomen Township was established in 1886 after a court appointed commission split Skippack Township and Perkiomen Township along the Perkiomen Creek. At that time the township was classified as a township of the second-class. Under that classification, a Board of Supervisors was established as the governing body. This body can be made up of either three or five members. In Perkiomen Township's case the board is made up of five members.
The Pennypacker Mills, which is owned by Montgomery County, is also located across the bridge at Route 73 and Haldeman Road. The Perkiomen Valley Watershed, which is across the street from the Pennypacker Home, is also located in Perkiomen Township. Although the entrance to Graterford Prison, at Route 29 and Graterford Road, begins in Perkiomen Township, the prison itself lies in Skippack Township.
Perkiomen Township Villages
Perkiomen Township Website