Blue Bell, Pennsylvania is unique because it is named after an inn. Prior to 1796, Blue Bell was called “Pigeontown.” The events that led to the name change in 1840 involve George Washington, his thirsty troops, and the Battle of Germantown.
Located 30 minutes north of Philadelphia, Blue Bell is an unincorporated community in Whitpain Township, one of the oldest townships in Montgomery County, founded in 1701. Today, this area is thriving with modern businesses that include Unisys Corporation and Aetna.
It is a modern, dynamic area with roots firmly planted in the past. In 1777, George Washington’s troops stopped for water at the Blue Bell Inn on their way to the Battle of Germantown. After the defeat, they retreated back to the area and George Washington frequently stayed at the Inn.
If a picturesque town rich with history suits your apartment renting needs, be sure to check out Blue Bell.