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Jacob Reiff Homestead, Lower Salford Township, Pennsylvania

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Jacob Reiff Homestead, Lower Salford Township, Pennsylvania was purchased by the Lower Salford Township in 1966 to be a 73 acres preserve and park. The park provides access to Skippack Creek for fishing and has picnic tables and benches. Jacob Reiff, the original owner of the homestead, served as Tax Collector for the surrounding area of Montgomery County which at the time was Philadelphia County. The house in the photo was built about 1780 and is currently the headquarters and museum of the Lower Salford Historical Society. The property where the present house is located was first owned as far back as 1706. Jacob and wife Sarah Clemens Reiff had 8 children. They bought 141 acres, with plantation and buildings and improvements, from brother-in-law Jacob Clemens in 3/29/1800 who bought it 12/2/1796 from father Gerhardt Clemens (the grandson of the original settler Gerhart Clemens) and mother Catharine Hunsicker Clemens. See Skippack Historical Society. http://www.skippack.org/jacob_reiff.htm

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