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About Lower Mt Bethel, Pennsylvania
The first settlement of the area known today as Lower Mount Bethel Township took place in the early 1730’s when Alexander Hunter and several Scotch-Irish families began farming homesteads in a general area known as both Hunter’s Settlement and Martin’s Settlement. The source of the latter name was James Martin, another early settler, who later was a colonel during the Revolutionary War.
Between 1850 and 1890, the population of the Township grew very slowly and farming activities were dominant. However, near the end of the century the cement industry began to develop and had an effect on Township life.
Except for a very few industries, the disappearance of cement has meant a return to a rural economy for the Township. A large number of the residents are employed in non-agricultural jobs, but most of these work outside of the Township. Population, which increased from 1,335 in 1900 to 1,890 in 1910, leveled off and increased by only 100 during the next 40 years. No major concentrations of population emerged. Martins Creek, the largest town, has less than 1,100 inhabitants, contains three industries and about two dozen commercial establishments. Settlements such as Riverton, Gruvertown, Del Haven and Mount Pleasant are cross road developments.
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