New Hanover Township “free schools” started in 1850 with the operation of 10 one-room schools. The township-run school system closed in 1949, but all of the buildings still stand today.

Recent News

Jul 11, 2018

Rupert Road Bridge Detour Notice (Lower Pottsgrove)

Rupert Road Bridge, located in Lower Pottsgrove Township, will be closed for improvements from July 19 through November 20.  Click here for more information.

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Jul 9, 2018

Deep Creek Bridge Closing (Detour Plan Included)

Deep Creek Bridge - owned by Montgomery County - will be closed for improvements beginning July 16 and through November 30.  Click here for the detour plan.  For questions, contact Greta Riley at 610-278-3613.

Jul 3, 2018

Stormwater from my neighbor's property is causing erosion and flooding problems on my property. What can I do?

Pennsylvania courts have adopted the "common enemy" doctrine relating to stormwater runoff. Under this doctrine stormwater is deemed to be a common enemy to every landowner, and each landowner may dispose of stormwater as best he can.  Click here for the full article.

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Jul 3, 2018

Cabinet in Your Community Event

Cabinet in Your Community Event will be held on Thursday, July 12th at Montgomery County Community College.  For more information about the event and how to register please click here. 

Jul 3, 2018

July Planning Commission Canceled

The Planning Commission Meeting scheduled for July 11 has been canceled. The next meeting will be on August 8.

Jun 12, 2018

Open Space Committee Volunteers Needed

Are you interested in serving your community?   Now may be your chance.  We are considering creating an Open Space Committee.  Click here for more details.

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Feb 7, 2018

Trash and Recycling

Check out our new Trash and Recycling page with updated information on household hazardous waste and tire collection events in the near future.