Gilbertsville is a town located in both Douglass and New Hanover Townships in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania .Gilbertsville began when the descendants of William Gilbert, an English astronomer, physician, and physicist, decided to permanently move to America. Although many of the Gilberts fought for America in the Revolutionary War, Abijah Gilbert did not relocate his family until 1790. In the fall of 1789, 1,000 acres of land were purchased for the modern-day price of $2000. It was the first land purchased from the Morris Trust in Montgomery County, PA, Gilberts purchased more land in later years. A Gilbert Family letter recalls that as Abijah Gilbert's son, Joseph Thomas Gilbert, was disembarking in Philadelphia, George Washington patted him on the head and said, "A fine, rosy-cheeked English boy, who will make a good American Citizen."
Boyertown Area School District serves Gilbertsville. Boyertown Area School District is comprised of both Berks and Montgomery Counties. The school district is highly ranked and has received many awards!Academically, BASD has one of the highest scores on statewide assessments compared with other Berks County schools and is ranked above average when compared with other Montgomery County school districts. The School District also has the lowest taxation rate in Montgomery County.
There are many community parks to enjoy in the Gilbertsville and surrounding neighborhoods.There are also numerous beautiful and well-manicured golf courses that many enjoy playing on.Gilbertsville Golf Club, Twin Ponds Golf Course, Bella Vista, and Hickory Valley Golf Club, to name a few. It is also home to Zern's Farmers Market and Auction which is one of the largest farmer's markets in the region.
Gilbertsville is a beautiful rural area to raise a family, and yet still be close to many major roadways, cities and towns near Philadelphia and its surrounding suburbs in the south and Reading and its surrounding suburbs to the north.
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Updated: 30th March, 2020 3:36 PM.