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The article below is presented by the car accident attorneys in Berks County, PA. The legal team hopes you enjoy learning about the community as much as they did.

About Berks County

Berks County is in the state of Pennsylvania, spanning 866 square miles. The county hosts an approximate population of 428,849, with a population density of 495 per square mile. Berks County consists of several neighborhoods, including the historically prominent town of Reading. Within Berks County, residents enjoy a suburban-urban mixed lifestyle with great access to many neighborhood parks, restaurants, historic landmarks, and shopping areas.

The county is home to several notable colleges and universities, including Albright College, Kutztown University of Pennsylvania, Penn State Berks, and Reading Area Community College. Berks County is served by nineteen highly rated school districts offering a fantastic public education for all residents within the area. Amongst public educational institutions, there are also several private schools serving young students within the county. Some of the most notable schools include Berks Christian School, Fairview Christian School in Reading, and Conestoga Christian School.

Berks County is considered a desirable region in Pennsylvania and offers residents access to several exciting local attractions.


Berk County was founded on March 11, 1752. The county was formed from areas within Lancaster County, Philadelphia County, and Chester County. The founding of Berks County was heavily endorsed by diplomat Conrad Weiser but was named after the hometown of William Penn's, founder of Pennsylvania, family hometown in Berkshire, England. The original boundaries of Berks County extended several miles beyond what it consists of today. The county was minimized to found Northumberland County in 1772 and Schuykill County in 1811. The country progressed through the 19th century, experiencing the effects of industrialization and experienced modernization between the late 1800s and early 1900s. Today, the county comprises many flourishing neighborhoods and townships ranging from urban to sparse suburban areas.

Popular Attractions

Berks County is filled with fantastic attractions offering something for everyone to enjoy. Within the county, you have the opportunity to visit numerous museums, theatres, and stunning national parks. The Berks Military History Museum, Berks History Center, and Mid Atlantic Air Museum are must-sees for those looking to further their county and American history education. All three museums offer family-friendly interactive and educational exhibits featuring artifacts dating back to the 1700s.

For those who are more interested in theatre, the Santander Performing Arts Center and Pat Garrett Amphitheater are great options. Both theatres host live music events offering two very different performance experiences. The Santander Performing Arts Center hosts more traditional musical theatre performances, while the Pat Garrett Amphitheater is a popular concert destination. Depending on your preferences, you cannot go wrong with visiting one of these fantastic music venues.

To learn about other neighborhoods in Berks County, visit A Brief History of West Reading, PA.

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Contact the Berks County, PA car accident attorneys if you have been hurt in a car accident. The lawyers can help guide you through your legal options to get the justice you deserve. Contact our local office today for a free consultation.

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Date Published: July 19, 2021
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