Swamp isn’t “Swampy.” The historical name for the village that lies at the intersection of Swamp Pike and Rt. 663 (North Charlotte Street) was “Swamp,” an English corruption of the German Schwam—for meadows, lowlands.

Parks & Recreation


  • Halloween Safe House:  Recreation Center - October 24 from 6:30 PM to 8 PM.  Dress up in your costume and come join us to gather your treats!
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  • Gingerbread House Contest:  Bring your entry to the township building from December 4 thru December 8 for a chance to win a cash prize of $100.  (Township business hours are from 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. ) Winner will be notified on December 10.
  • Lunch w/Santa & his Reindeer:  Recreation Center - December 10 from 1 PM to 3 PM.  You must register at the township for this event.  Friday, December 1st, is the last day to sign-up.   
  • Hickory Park Food Truck Fest:  May 19th from 12 pm to 5 pm, 2140 Big Road, Gilbertsville.  If you have a food truck and would like to participate, please email for more information.   
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