Just outside the Chestnut Hill area of Philadelphia is Oreland, a census-designated place part of the Springfield and Upper Dublin Townships in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.
Now the community is home to over 5,600 people. Oreland, as part of Springfield Township, was settled as one of William Penn's manors. In 1686, Thomas Fitzwater discovered vast lime deposits on his land in Oreland. He erected a kiln to process it, which by 1693 had attracted the attention of William Penn. Penn ordered a highway built from the port of the Delaware River to the kiln. Named Limekiln Pike, and still in existence today, it was one of the first roads in the area. These lime deposits and the ore deposits also found in the area gave Oreland its name. Mining and farming would dominate Oreland's economy until the 20th century, when Oreland transformed into a residential suburb of Philadelphia, as it remains today. The village of Oreland was not laid out until 1889 near the North Penn Railroad running along the east side of town which is currently SEPTA's Lansdale and Doylestown Line. The tracks, which still connect to SEPTA's Lansdale and Doylestown Line, end near the corner of Montgomery Avenue and Lyster Road. The path continues all the way to Flourtown, although in the 1990s the path was cut at Oreland Mill Road by housing built on both sides. The remainder of the path today is used primarily by children, runners, and bikers.
A way for the residents of Oreland to improve their community is by choosing propane and going with Gastec. Propane is an environmentally friendly source of power that is quite versatile with how it can be used. In your home, propane can keep it warm, keep on the lights, power a stove, and much more. These are all examples of residential propane, which just so happens to be a specialty of Gastec. But it doesn’t stop there, commercial propane is another specialty of ours. Any heavy machinery or large plants could be powered by our commercial propane. There are many different ways in which the people of Oreland will be able to benefit from choosing us as their propane provider. Since the happiness of our customers is especially important to us, we offer them access to our customer service team at all times of the day and night. Our clients will never have to go with a question unanswered. We also offer excellent propane delivery services that bring our clients exactly what they need. The residents of Oreland know where to go for the best propane services in the state of Pennsylvania.