About Boro

Trappe has been some sort of whole village with Upper Providence Township (in actuality this oldest inside Township). In 1896, it had been involved as a borough. The fantastic Manatawny Highway, later on this Perkiomen-Reading Pike and now Main Street, handed from the whole village in addition to made it an all natural stopping area regarding vacationers enroute by Philadelphia to Reading through. This Whole village days by 1717 while David Jacob Schrack completed at this time there. This label Trappe originated from Schrack’s local bar scene, that was spelled “Trap” or perhaps “Trapp. inches

Trappe has been the biggest market of this Lutheran Community center in the us throughout the mid-1700s in addition to household towards the “patriarch” in the North american Lutheran Community center, Holly Melchior Muhlenberg. Several of this church buildings in addition to Muhlenberg’s exclusive residences are nevertheless present nowadays and so are connected with fantastic traditional significance. 2 various other Muhlenbergs are necessary to nation’s background. Standard John p Muhlenberg supported with Washington’s allows, in addition to Frederick Muhlenberg has been the nation’s initial Phone speaker of the house. Frederick’s residence even now is out there nowadays.

This borough matured slowly since its merely accessibility has been this Philadelphia-Reading Pike till the trolleys came to area inside earlier 1900s. Simply by 1905, basket service have been expanded by Norristown as a result of Trappe in addition to Collegeville to Pottstown. Support over and above Trappe was over inside late 1920s as well as one more service concerning Collegeville in addition to Trappe concluding with 1933. Expansion ongoing on account of the auto and also the cracking open connected with Route 422 with 1984-1985.