By Katie Kelly
for The Limerick Post

ROYERSFORD PA – Many people have lived in Royersford their entire lives, and some still wonder:

Who discovered this town?

His name was Benjamin John Royer, and he was born 232 years ago last week (Jan. 3). He was a shoe-maker for Providence Township, who purchased 115 acres of land.

Editor’s Note: The Post thanks Spring-Ford High School student Katie Kelly for this bit of Limerick (PA) Township history. Katie aspires to be a writer and journalist; her mother, Beth, is a well-known photographer and marketing expert. Together they are producing historical notes for The Post, which will be published each Wednesday.

Photo by Beth Studt