Oreland

Oreland is located in both Springfield and Upper Dublin townships with the zip code of 19075 and borders Chestnut Hill and Mount Airy in Philadelphia.

Lime and ore deposits were discovered in Oreland in 1686. Thomas Fitzwater, a land owner in Oreland, erected kilns to process the lime. A road was built to transport the  processed product to the Delaware River and it was named Limekiln Pike.

 

The village of Oreland was created in 1889 near the North Penn Railroad. It is now SEPTA's Lansdale/Doylestown Line which connect to SEPTA's Lansdale/Doylestown Line.

A path continues all the way to Flourtown, although in the 1990s the path was cut at Oreland Mill Road by housing built on both sides. The remainder of the path today is used primarily by children, runners and bikers.

The Emlen House, where George Washington  had his headquarters at a point during the Revolutionary War, is located in Oreland.

Only Enfield Elementary and Springfield Middle School are located in Oreland; the others are located in the neighboring town of Erdenheim. Oreland is one of four towns that shares the Springfield Township Public School District.

The public schools in the Springfield Township part of Oreland are:, Springfield Elementary School, Enfield Campus and Erdenheim Campus, Springfield Middle SchoolSpringfield Township High School

For the Upper Dublin township portion of Oreland, the public schools are Jarrettown Elementary SchoolSandy Run Middle SchoolUpper Dublin High School

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