Barren Hill, Pennsylvania

Barren Hill
Unincorporated community
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Montgomery
Township Whitemarsh
Elevation 190 ft (57.9 m)
Coordinates 40°05′14″N 75°15′47″W / 40.08722°N 75.26306°W / 40.08722; -75.26306Coordinates: 40°05′14″N 75°15′47″W / 40.08722°N 75.26306°W / 40.08722; -75.26306
Timezone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 610
Location of Barren Hill in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Barren Hill is a small unincorporated community in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. It was first settled in the 18th century.

The borders with nearby Lafayette Hill are unclear. Some people say the Battle of Barren Hill was in Barren Hill, while others say it was in Lafayette Hill.


The origin of the town's name is uncertain. While probably a corruption of Barn Hill, it might refer to the sheer barren areas in the community.

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