Plymouth Meeting is a community in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania located west of the City of Philadelphia. It was originally settled by Quakers who came from Devonshire, England. The township is named after the settlers’ hometown of Plymouth in Devon. Plymouth Meeting was known for having a major road, called “cart road”, that led to Philadelphia go through its town center. During the 19th century, an officer of the Revolution named Robert Kennedy founded the Hickorytown Hotel. As a prominent roadhouse, it served as a rest stop for those traveling to Philadelphia along “cart road”. It was also the training place for the Pennsylvania Militia.
The Community Today
Plymouth Meeting is a community with a rich historical background. Many of the original homes from the settlement are still standing and preserved to this day. This community offers residents and visitors with plenty of natural splendor, with its many parks, hiking trails and nature preserves. Homebuyers wishing to move to the area are welcomed with a quaint country town with a suburban flair. Affordable homes can be purchased along the countryside or in one of its many welcoming housing developments.
Plymouth Meeting is serviced by the SEPTA public transportation system. Passengers wishing to travel to the City of Philadelphia and the surrounding areas can take the Route 98 bus that leaves from the Plymouth Meeting Mall.