Royersford Borough was incorporated in 1879.

While originally a center for the area farming community, the borough grew into a small iron and manufacturing center. Also, the coming of the railroads meant goods produced here could find new markets. Today, the borough has become a very attractive bedroom community given its location at an interchange of the 422 Expressway. Royersford has a main street shopping area, as well as many small businesses and neighborhood shopping centers that serve residents in portions of the surrounding townships of Limerick and Upper Providence. Royersford also has a strong tie to the Borough of Spring City, located on the other side of the Schuylkill River in Chester County. Some homes and businesses with a Royersford mailing address may actually be located in Limerick or Upper Providence Townships.