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A Brief History of Edgely, PA

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The personal injury lawyers in Edgely, PA, sponsor this article to offer readers some detailed information about the area.

Edgely is a neighborhood in Bristol Township, Buck County, Pennsylvania. The neighborhood belongs to ZIP code 19007, which has a population of 21,125 with a population density of 3,098 per square mile. Edgely also belongs to area codes 215, 267, and 445.


Before the neighborhood of Edgely was known as it is today, it was originally referred to as Cold Springs in respect to its proximity of two nearby springs.  Following the introduction of the town's station for the New York Division of the Pennsylvania Railroad, the neighborhood was named Edgely on September 1, 1891.

Edgely, known as Cold Springs at the time, became known as the location of the first baptist church in Pennsylvania. The church was founded in 1684 and was pioneered by baptist minister Thomas Dungan.

Thomas Dungan arrived in Cold Springs in 1683, followed by his father, William Dungan, in 1683. William Dungan purchased 200-acres of land in the area from William Penn, founder of Pennsylvania. On the land, the Dungan's founded a small baptist congregation until 1702, following William Dungan's death.

Many of the congregation members moved on to the Pennypack Church in Lower Dublin Township. However, the descendants of the Dungan family remained in Edgely.

Today, the town of Edgely consists of single-family homes with some commercial areas containing restaurants and shops.


Edgely is home to many families and subsequently, is near many highly-rated public schools. Some of the schools nearest to Edgely, PA, include,

Brookwood Elementary School

  • The public elementary school hosts a student population of 988 in grades K-5 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 18:1. The average teacher salary at Brookwood is $89,981, and 5.2% of teachers are in their first year. The school has ranked #283 (of 1,737) in Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania.

Ben Franklin Middle School

  • The public middle school hosts a student population of 799 in grades K-8 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 16:2. The school has ranked #193 (of 800) in Most Diverse Public Middle Schools in Pennsylvania and #405 (of 1,737) in Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania..

Mill Creek Elementary School

  • The public elementary school hosts 1,119 students in grades K-5 with a student-to-teacher ratio of 17:1. Of the student population, 62% quality for free or reduced lunch. The average teacher salary at Mill Creek is $89,981, and 1.6% of teachers are in their first year. The school has ranked #122 (of 1,737) in Most Diverse Public Elementary Schools in Pennsylvania.

If you are looking to visit or reside in a neighborhood with rich history and access to a great education, then Edgely, PA, might be the town for you.

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David Petrone
Date Published: June 10, 2021
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