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Posted on: September 6, 2023

Learn How to Explore Your Local History at Pottsgrove Manor

Pottsgrove Manor

POTTSTOWN, PA – Unearth the resources available across Montgomery County at Pottsgrove Manor as we welcome Jeanne Sorg, Recorder of Deeds for Montgomery County, for a presentation on the ways their office can help residents discover property and family history. 

Pottstown on Paper—Exploring Local History through Deeds 

Saturday, October 14 at 1:00 p.m.  

For genealogy enthusiasts and local history buffs alike, join Pottsgrove Manor for a presentation by Jeanne Sorg, Recorder of Deeds for Montgomery County! The Recorder of Deeds Office dates back to 1784 and is responsible for maintaining all County land records and other miscellaneous papers. Discover how you can trace the history of your own house or property through the Recorder of Deeds resources. You will also be able to learn research methods for discovering your own family history in the region. This not-to-be-missed talk will highlight the accessible records and resources of Montgomery County that continue to share and preserve our local stories. 

The event will be held rain or shine. All ages are welcome. Visit our website for more information.  


Pottsgrove Manor exemplifies the restrained elegance of early Georgian architecture popular with wealthy English gentry during the mid-18th century. Built in 1752 for John Potts, ironmaster and founder of Pottstown, the mansion was situated on a nearly 1,000-acre plantation, which by 1762 included the town of “Pottsgrove.” 

As a successful ironmaster and merchant, John Potts was appointed Justice of the Peace and Judge on the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas. He was elected to the Pennsylvania General Assembly from both Berks and Philadelphia Counties. 

Although only four acres of original property remain today, Pottsgrove Manor retains its original charm and architectural beauty. The sandstone exterior, elegant interior and fine furnishings reflect the eminence that the Potts family had attained before selling the property in 1783. The mansion has been restored to recreate the times and lifestyle of the Potts family, including those who labored for them. Pottsgrove Manor is open year-round for guided tours, as well as public programs, school tours, lectures, and workshops. The Shoppe at Pottsgrove Manor offers a wide selection of 18th-century reproduction items, books, toys, candy, and more. 

Pottsgrove Manor is located at 100 West King Street, Pottstown, PA 19464. (Near the intersection of King Street and Route 100, just off Route 422 near the Carousel at Pottstown and Manatawny Green Miniature Golf Course), Pottsgrove Manor is operated by the Montgomery County Division of Parks, Trails, and Historic Sites. For more information, please call (610) 326-4014 or visit For the most current information, members of the public can also like Pottsgrove Manor on Facebook or follow us on Instagram for updates. 

Media Contact: Megan Alt, Megan.Alt@MontgomeryCountyPA.Gov


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