Rockledge is a borough formed from Abington Township in the early 1890’s, as a result of in-migration from the Fox Chase area of Philadelphia. Building associations bought the few farms located along what is now Huntingdon Pike and subdivided the tracts into lots for housing.
The population was 2,543 at the 2010 census, 95.8% White, 0.4% Black or African American, 1.2% Asian, and 2.0% were two or more races. 2.0% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry
Secession from Montgomery County and annexation by Philadelphia gained much support from 1916 to 1923. The close local identification with Fox Chase was primarily responsible for the strength of this movement. A petition to the County Court of Quarter Sessions was initiated, but resulted in a refusal by the judges. After the Court’s rejection, the movement was abandoned, primarily because the Borough residents had second thoughts about Philadelphia’s higher taxes and the distant location of its high schools.
Rockledge is part of the Abimgton School District