Exeter Township

Berks County, Pennsylvania

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Township municipal offices are located at 4975 Moss Road, Reading PA 19606.
Phone: 610‑779‑5950.

Originally part of Philadelphia County, Exeter was settled around 1718 and incorporated December 7, 1741.


Exeter is renowned as the birthplace of famed American explorer and hunter, Daniel Boone (1734-1820). The Boone homestead (actually, an historically-accurate recreation of the real Boone homestead, about 2 miles north of Birdsboro), where Daniel spent the first 16 years of his life, is today a national historic site. The property was entered onto the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.

Other National Register Properties in Exeter Township are:

  1. John Bishop House, ca 1763; John Bishop was a noted area businessman, a contemporary of the Boone Family. The house is "Palladian style" Georgian architecture.
  2. Mordecai Lincoln House ca. 1733 and 1760, a Georgian style stone settlers cabin
  3. Mill Tract Farm, Mill Road north of Stonersville, along the Limekiln Creek, ca. 1750 and 1800; the original land grant was to George Boone, and the Georgian farmhouse is believed to have been built by his son John (uncle to Daniel Boone).
  4. Snyder Mill, ca. 1780, Oley Line Road near Limekiln Village; the custom gristmill operated for more than 150 years.

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