History of Boyertown

Boyertown has a long and storied history that often mirrors the changes that the State of Pennsylvania as well as the United States itself was going at the same time.

  • Boyertown, then known as Colebrookdale, was settled in early 1700s by iron miners, becoming significant suppliers for the Colonies.
  • Later on, the Boyer family purchased and build multiple properties at the intersection of “Philadelphia and Reading roads.”
  • In 1835, the community was laid out in town lots. After two attempts to incorporate the town, Boyertown was incorporated as a Borough in April 1866 and named after some of its early settlers – Henry Boyer and family.
  • Original home of the Boyertown Casket Company.
  • The Boyertown Area School District spans 100 square miles.