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Limerick Township is a township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, United States.

It was named for the hometown of early settler William Evans, whose family arrived in the area from Limerick, Ireland in 1698. The township is mentioned in Philadelphia court records in the 1710s, but was not formally established of record until March Sessions 1726. Royersford, Pennsylvania was created from its southeastern corner in 1879. Limerick Township is a member of the Spring-Ford Area School District. The township has grown from an 1990 population of only 6,600 to 18,074 (2010 census). On July 27, 1994, a deadly tornado struck parts of Limerick Township, killing an infant and her parents. The most affected area was the Hamlet housing development.

The William and Mordecai Evans House and Isaac Hunsberger House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 22.8 square miles (59.0 km²), of which, 22.6 square miles (58.5 km²) of it is land and 0.2 square miles (0.5 km²) of it (0.92%) is water. The Limerick Nuclear Power Plant is located within its borders, along with the Pottstown Limerick Airport. It is drained by the Schuylkill River, which separates it from Chester County. Its villages include Barlow Heights, Limerick, Linfield, and Neiffer.

It is 34 miles (55 km) northwest of Center City, Philadelphia.

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