Borough Hall and Public Works will be closed on Monday, September 2, 2019 in observance of Labor Day. As a result, there will not be trash or recycling collection taking place on this day. Our offices will reopen on Tuesday, September 3, 2019 at 8:30 AM.
Thank you, and have a wonderful holiday.
Exploring Pennsylvania Boroughs: Hatboro Borough
Airs on PCN on Thursday, September 5, 2019 at 7:30 PM
(Hatboro, PA) – The town of Hatboro is located on land purchased from William Penn around 1705 by the family of Nicholas More. Original construction by early residents of the town occurred between 1715 and 1719. Early settlement pre-dating the Hatboro name occurred in the Crooked Billet area east of York Road, between Moreland Avenue and Byberry Road.
George Washington and his troops passed through the town on numerous occasions during 1777 in pursuit of British Troops during the Revolutionary War. While the British occupied Philadelphia, the Continental Army was driven off by the British and suffered heavy losses in the Battle of Crooked Billet, fought here in 1778.
Early resident John Dawson entertained guests at the Crooked Billet Inn, and was a manufacturer of hats. When the post office opened in 1809, the town was called Hatborough. In the 1880s, the name was officially changed to Hatboro by the U.S. Postmaster.
The Union Library Company in Hatboro, the third library company to be founded in Pennsylvania, was formed in 1755. This building stands on its original site today and still serves the community as a library.
A SEPTA regional rail train stops at the Hatboro station. It runs between Warminster and Center City Philadelphia. The borough also maintains a paid parking lot for commuters near the Hatboro station, along with on-street parking meters along Jacksonville Road near the train station.
The main north-south road in Hatboro is Pennsylvania’s Route 263 (York Road) and serves as the town’s main street. The main east-west street in Hatboro is Moreland Avenue. According to the US Census Bureau, the borough covers a total area of 1.4 square miles.
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The Borough of Hatboro will be hosting a special dedication ceremony for the new pool pavilion at the Hatboro Memorial Pool on Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 6:00 PM. This dedication is in honor of the Sutton family, who over the years have been an integral part of the Hatboro community and the Hatboro Pool. All are invited to attend.
On Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 7:00 AM, the Borough of Hatboro Public Works Department in conjunction with Asphalt Paving Systems will be Micro Paving/Sealing the following streets:
Park Avenue (from Drexel Rd. to E. Lehman Ave.)
Drexel Rd. (from Rorer Ave. to Rorer Ave.)
As a result, there will be temporary traffic limitations and no parking restrictions affecting the above-mentioned streets beginning at 7 AM on Wednesday, August 28th when work begins.
For the duration of work, there will be limited access to the aforementioned streets for residents and emergency vehicles only. Residents living on the aforementioned streets may want to relocate their vehicles the night prior to avoid the possibility of being inconvenienced by the project. In addition, all basketball nets and parked vehicles must be removed from the street prior to the morning or August 28th to allow the Public Works Department to sweep the streets in preparation of the sealing.
On Thursday, August 29, 2019 at 7:00 AM, the Borough of Hatboro Public Works Department in conjunction with Asphalt Paving Systems will be Micro Paving/Sealing the following street:
Rorer Ave. (from York Rd. to Fulmor Ave.)
As a result, there will be temporary traffic limitations and no parking restrictions affecting Rorer Avenue beginning at 7 AM on Thursday, August 29th when work begins.
For the duration of work, there will be limited access to the aforementioned street for residents and emergency vehicles only. Residents living on Rorer Avenue may want to relocate their vehicles the night prior to avoid the possibility of being inconvenienced by the project. In addition, all basketball nets and parked vehicles must be removed from the street prior to the morning or August 29th to allow the Public Works Department to sweep the streets in preparation of the sealing.
Please note, this work is subject to change should inclement weather occur. If the micro paving/sealing is delayed due to rain, we will inform residents of the new schedule immediately.
Should you have any questions, please contact the Borough Office at 215-443-9100.