Pencader Hundred.Glasgow is a small hamlet situated near the centre of Pencader Hundred. It was formerly known as Aikentown, being so-called after Mathew Aiken, who, June 14, 1791, purchased from James Stewart a large brick house, store house and lot of ground at this place and kept a hotel. Miss Margaret Adair was a postmistress of Glasgow Post Office.
The running skirmish between Aikentown (Glasgow) and Iron Hill was a defensive action against the Red Coats' in the late summer 1777 advance from the Head of Elk to Philadelphia. The Patriots succeeded in stalling the British and Hessians troops.