Powder Valley Mill
Lower Milford Township was incorporated in 1853 when the area was separated from Upper Milford Township. Prior to 1738, both Upper and Lower Milford Townships were part of Milford Township, Bucks County. The King’s High Road (King’s Highway) was surveyed in the mid 1730′s and immigrants began to settle in the valleys along the Hosensack Creek and its tributaries. Mills and other early industry began to flourish.
The customs and traditions of the early, mostly German, immigrants remain evident in the historic homes, barns, mills and other structures so carefully preserved. Maps, history and photographs of our township were compiled onto a book prepared for our nation’s bicentennial. Copies are available for sale at the township office.
If you are interested in the history of the area, you are welcome to join the Lower Milford Township Historical Society. Contact www.LowerMilfordHistory.org for more information.
According to the 2010 Census, the population of Lower Milford Township is 3,775.
Consisting of 19.65 square miles in a rectangular shape located at the lower end of Lehigh County in Southeastern Pennsylvania, Lower Milford consists mainly of agricultural land. Streams, hills, fields and wooded areas beautify the farms and residential properties that shape this township.
Lower Milford Township would like to say thank those Land Owners who have preserved their Farms for the future.
Lower Milford is home to the first Preserved Farm in Lehigh County, and as of Spring 2013, there are 40 Agriculturally Preserved Farms totaling over 3,000 acres in the Township. Lower Milford has taken the step of enacting PA law Act 4 from 2006, along with Lehigh County and the School District, to freeze any Tax increases on Preserved Land within the community, thus thanking those property owners in a tangible way.