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Whitemarsh Township is a 14.5 sq. mile rectangular shaped municipality located in southeastern Montgomery County. Incorporated in 1704 as part of Philadelphia County, it was one of the 28 original communities that comprised Montgomery County upon its founding in 1784. Adjacent to the Andorra section of Philadelphia, it is surrounded in Montgomery County by Springfield, Upper Dublin, Whitpain, and Plymouth Townships and Conshohocken Borough. It is also bordered by the Schuylkill River, which separates it from Lower Merion Township.
Regionally, Whitemarsh is well known as the home of Fort Washington State Park, Hope Lodge/Mathers Mill, Germantown Academy, Plymouth Whitemarsh High School, and McNeil Consumer Healthcare, one of the largest private employers in Montgomery County. The township is also the site of six golf courses: Whitemarsh Valley Country Club, Sunnybrook Country Club, Green Valley Country Club, The Ace Club, and two courses of the Philadelphia Cricket Club.
Whitemarsh is one of Philadelphia's inner ring suburb. Well kept residential neighborhoods with tree-lined streets indicate that this is a community that cares about its appearance. The township that contains more farmland and estates than any of its surrounding municipalities.
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The Fort Washington State Park is a 483-acre site located in the middle of the township, the Schuylkill River Trail is a biking and pedestrian trail that currently extends from Center City to Valley Forge National Park. Fort Washington State Park primarily contains passive open space, full of woodlands and the Wissahickon Creek. Together, this combination of suburban and rural creates a unique character for a township so close to the city. It gives the township a special charm, one that differentiates it from any other inner ring suburb in the area.