Welcome to Lower Salford Township

Welcome! Lower Salford Township, with its four villages: Harleysville, Lederach, Mainland and Vernfield, was established in 1741. It is rich in history and offers many ways to enjoy living here. The approximately 15,000 residents have access to an extensive trail system, 12 parks, which include two Historic Farmsteads, a public golf course as well as the Harleysville Community Center with public pool. Lower Salford boasts an Accredited Police Department as well. 


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Statement from the Board of Supervisors

Recently, a few signs with the words “No White Guilt” have been seen around town. These signs, and their message, are not a reflection on our Township. Lower Salford is a community that respects the dignity, diversity and equality of all people. It is a place where residents experience a culture that is safe and inclusive. On the Seal of Lower Salford Township is the word “Gemeinschaft” loosely translated, “Community”. Lower Salford IS a Community that is built on shared purpose, goals and sense of pride. We hope you will join us in continuing the work to ensure all who live, work or visit the Lower Salford community feel welcome and safe.

*The Township reminds all residents not to remove signs on private property. Signs posted on Township Property will be removed by the Township.

*Should you have a question or concern about a sign, please contact the Township Office at: 215-256-8087 or Police Department: 215-256-9500.




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Chairman's Message

Welcome to Lower Salford Township

Lower Salford Township is steeped in history, having been founded in 1741, but is also a vibrant and growing community. It is a place to live and/or work. The 1200 acres of open space owned by the Township has allowed the establishment of an extensive system of beautiful and functional multi-use trails throughout the Township. Educational and employment opportunities abound. Taken as a whole, the Township lives its motto, "Gemeinschaft", community.

Douglas A. Gifford, Chairman
Board of Supervisors