Birdsboro is located in southern Berks County. Its northern border is the Schuylkill River, with Exeter Township to the north. Union Township is to the east, and Robeson Township is to the south and west.
Pennsylvania Route 724 is Birdsboro’s Main Street, leading west to Shillington near Reading and east to South Pottstown. Pennsylvania Route 345 leaves north from the center of town and crosses the Schuylkill River to U.S. Route 422 in Baumstown. PA-345 leads south into French Creek State Park and Hopewell Furnace National Historic Site.
According to the United States Census Bureau, Birdsboro has a total area of 1.37 square miles. Birdsboro is located on the northern edge of the Hopewell Big Woods, the largest area of contiguous forest in southeastern Pennsylvania.
Birdsboro was named after its founder, William Bird, who took warrants for land on Haycreek Road and, later, Six Penny Creek as early as 1737. On the banks of Haycreek, he established a forge in about 1740, which was followed by other forges along the creek, as well as a sawmill and a gristmill. Between 1737 and 1751, he took up warrants for about 1600 acres of land. He died in 1761. Marcus Bird, a son, succeeded his father.
Mary Ann Cotter
202 E Main St.
Birdsboro, PA 19508
Monday – Friday
Closed daily from 12:00pm-12:30pm
*Due to the Covid-19 pandemic the office doors remain locked. We ask that residents utilize the red box outside or to call the office as opposed to in person visiting as much as possible to conduct business. If an in person visit is necessary all CDC guidelines will be adhered to including, but not limited to, 6 feet of distance and mask wearing. We thank you for your cooperation in keeping yourself and us safe during these unprecedented times.
Observed Holidays (Office Closed)
January 1st, 2021 – Office closed in observation of New Year’s Day
April 2nd, 2021 – Office closed in observation of Good Friday
May 31st, 2021 – Office closed in observation of Memorial Day
July 5th, 2021 – Office closed in observation of Independence Day
September 6th, 2021 – Office closed in observation of Labor Day
November 11th, 2021 – Office closed in observation of Veteran’s Day
November 25th & 26th, 2021 – Office closed in observation of Thanksgiving
December 23rd & 24th, 2021 – Office closed in observation of Christmas
December 30th 2021 – Office closing at Noon in observation of New Year’s. We will reopen 1/3/2022.
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