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 Sellersville was incorporated a borough in 1874. It is situated in Rockhill, on the North Pennsylvania railroad, nearthe east branch of the Perkiomen. It contains two hotels, three stores, and an elegant public school-building, perhaps the finest in the county. the population is about four hundred. Cigar manufacturing is extensively carried on here and in the vicinity. The place was named after Samuel Sellers, who kept a hotel and store at this place about seventy years ago, and was elected sheriff of the county. It was then an important stopping place for teams, etc., located as it was upon the old Allentown road.2 One of the earliest settlers in the west end of the township, (Rockhill) in the vicinity of where Sellersville stands, was Abraham Wombold, who purchased a tract on a branch of Perkiomen in 1738, on which he built a dwelling, grist-mill and tannery. Here he carried on milling and tanning for many years, and to him the farmers for many miles round brought their grain to be ground. He was followed by Samuel Sellers, who built a dwelling, and opened a tavern in it, on the site of the Sellersville house. Around this old hostelry has grown up a flourishing village, named after its first denizen. Mr. Sellers lived to become a prominent and influential citizen, was member of the assembly and sheriff of the county, and died August 18th, 1817. 1

 
bullet Grand View Hospital was founded in 1913 and by 1916 had faced an epidemic of typhoid fever.

Intelligencer, November 30, 2003

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