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By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
Andalusia Marker
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Andalusia — Andalusia
Country estate of Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844), poet, lawyer, agriculturalist, state senator, and president of the Second Bank of the United States. Biddle's struggle with President Andrew Jackson over the Bank's financial control of the nation's . . . — Map (db m85988) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bensalem — Katharine Drexel — (1858 - 1955)
Catholic religious founder and missionary. She used her family’s fortune to fund mission schools and churches for Native and African Americans. She professed her vows in 1891, founded her own order, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and . . . — Map (db m28388) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bensalem — Tides at Neshaminy
Can you feel the ocean’s tides in Pennsylvania? You can at Neshaminy. Waves won’t knock you down, but if you watch the river, you’ll see it rise or fall a foot an hour.           Even though the river flows another 116 miles from here to the . . . — Map (db m82798) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bridgeton Twp — Veterans Memorial, Bridgeton Twp — Upper Black Eddy, PA
Dedicated to those members of the armed forces of the United States who have honorable and unselfishly served their country. — Map (db m19232) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Abraham Lincoln
On Feb. 21, 1861, the train carrying the President-elect from Springfield, Ill., to his Inauguration in Washington, D.C., stopped briefly near this point. Mr. Lincoln appeared on the rear platform and spoke to the assembled crowd, estimated at more . . . — Map (db m87067) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Bristol
Early river port laid out as Buckingham, 1697. The third oldest borough in Pennsylvania, chartered Nov. 14, 1720. County seat of Bucks, 1705-26. Travel and trade center for over two hundred years. — Map (db m28383) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Bristol Township Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam The Great Indochina War Bristol Township Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated November 5, 1988 In honored memory of the men and women of Bristol Township who served their country in South East Asia, and to our heroic sons . . . — Map (db m24042) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Canal Office — 1832 - 1931
“A quiet little village at the southern end of the canal suddenly awakened to find itself a teaming river port swarming with canal boats, boatmen, mules, and river and coastal boats of all sorts.” C.P. Yoder Delaware . . . — Map (db m31279) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Columbus 500 Celebration
This monument was erected by the citizens of the 140th legislative district in tribute to Christopher Columbus and those who followed him to America. Celebration We celebrate the 500th anniversary of the 1st voyage of Christopher . . . — Map (db m31448) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Harriet Ross Tubman — Abolitionist - American Hero — circa 1820 - 1913
Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849. She fled to Philadelphia where, as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, she made 19 sorties into the South, liberating over 300 slaves. Ms. Tubman also served as a spy and nurse for the . . . — Map (db m31308) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Joseph Ridgway Grundy — (1863 - 1961)
Widely regarded as a key figure in state and national Republican Party politics, he advocated pro-business, low tax, and high tariff policies. An influential industrialist, publisher, banker, lobbyist, and politician, he founded the Pa. . . . — Map (db m31168) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Life Along the Canal — Delaware Canal State Park
“We used to trade a lot along the canal, people who had vegetables and things, we’d give them coal and they’d give us cabbages, tomatoes and things like that. Then there were lock tenders whose wives made good bread. We’d give them coal for . . . — Map (db m62626) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Lock No. 2 — Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company — 1832-1931
Progress Canal boats continued to pass through Bristol for years after the Pennsylvania Railroad built a line nearby. Progress, in the form of the Railroad undermined the business of the Canal and led to the eventual demolition of its channel, . . . — Map (db m87145) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Marker 19T
Marker 19T (replica) indicates distance between here and Market St. in Phila. along the Phila.- Frankford Turnpike to Morrisville, PA. Road through Bristol was finished in 1810 — Map (db m31173) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Pennsylvannia War Dog Memorial — In Honor of the Heroes America Forgot — Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines
In Honor of the Heroes America Forgot Few Americans are aware of the invaluable service given by War Dog teams during the Vietnam War. Dog teams consisting of Scout, Combat Tracker, Sentry and Mine and Tunnel dogs saved thousands of lives. . . . — Map (db m24040) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Pvt. Michael Dougherty — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Irish Immigrant-Civil War Veteran Bristol Resident Born in Donegal, Ireland May 10, 1844, Michael Dougherty came to Bristol in 1858. In August of 1862 he enlisted in the Union Army as a Private in Company B, 13th Cavalry, Pennsylvania 117th . . . — Map (db m62606) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — Replica of the Spanish Garitas
This monument is a replica of the Spanish Garitas, or guardhouses, that lined the forts of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is dedicated to the Puerto Rican people who have made their homes in Bristol. In March of 1509 a ship . . . — Map (db m80537) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — The Basin — 1832 - 1931
[parts of quote illegible] “T___ ___ seemed to be a solid mass of boats.” W.H. ____ Mule ____ Waiting The five acre Bristol Basin provided a place to wait. Located between Lock No. 1 and the Tidal Lock, the Basin . . . — Map (db m31256) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — The Ring — 1831 - 1932
“This day [June 11] the first clearance on the Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal was issued from his office to the Mauch Chunk Canal Boat No. 30, Capt. William C. Zanes, bound to Bristol with 30 tons of coal.” The . . . — Map (db m31224) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Bristol — The Tidal Lock — 1832 - 1931
“Coal boats consigned to Philadelphia and adjacent ports were assembled in the river outside the tide lock in rows of up to twenty-one boats, three abreast, to be taken down the river by steamboats. The departure of these tows was . . . — Map (db m31258) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Buckingham — Bogart's Tavern
First licensed in 1763, it was headquarters of the Committee of Observation and Inspection, which organized the revolutionary movement in Bucks County in 1775 & 1776. It was also the site where the county's first military organizations of the . . . — Map (db m29695) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Carversville — Carversville Historic District — Historic District
Known as Mill Town 1727 and later Milton 1804. Named Carversville 1833. Historic Craversville Society Established 1971 — Map (db m34582) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment — The "Ringgold Regiment"
To the memory of the Officers and Men of the One Hundred and Fourth Pennsylvania Regiment who fell in the late war “Their good swords rust, and their steeds are dust, but their souls are with the saints we trust.” . . . — Map (db m23480) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Aaron Siskind — (1903-1991)
Preeminent 20th century photographer. Siskind’s influential images of Bucks County architecture from 1939 to 1945 brought about a change from documentary style to a radical abstract style, setting a new standard in American art photography. — Map (db m49809) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Bucks County
One of Pennsylvania's three original counties. Formed 1682 by William Penn and site of his home, Pennsbury Manor. Name is derived from abbreviation for Buckinghamshire in England. Doylestown, chosen as county seat in 1812, was incorporated 1838. — Map (db m21461) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Bucks County Korean War Memorial — June 25 1950 - July 27, 1953
To Honor Those We Left Behind Freedom Is Not Free [Honor Roll of Names] — Map (db m23479) WM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Bucks County Persian Gulf War Memorial
In honor of all Persian Gulf War veterans “I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this job done quickly so that we may all return to the shores of our great nation. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is just! Now . . . — Map (db m23478) WM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Bucks County Vietnam War Memorial
To remember and honor those Americans who gave of themselves in the Vietnam War Dedicated June 16, 1984 On June 20, 2009, the 25th anniversary of the dedication of this Bucks County Penna Vietnam War Memorial, veterans of the Vietnam War and . . . — Map (db m23472) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Bucks County War Memorial
To honor and to perpetuate the memory of those brave men and women who gave their lives in the defense of our country and the ideals of liberty and justice upon which our nation is founded. From these memories of service and sacrifice may we in . . . — Map (db m23463) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Bucks County World War II Memorial
To the honor and the everlasting glory of the citizens of Bucks County, Pennsylvania who served in our armed forces during 1941 - World War II - 1945 Dedicated May 30, 1998 — Map (db m23464) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Camp Lacey / Doylestown Fair
Camp Lacey Bucks County's own 104th Vol. Regiment est. a Civil War military tent city here in 1861. Their training completed, 1,049 men led by Colonel W.W.H. Davis, departed the Doylestown train station to join the Army of the Potomac. . . . — Map (db m23517) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Casimir A. Sienkiewicz — (1890 - 1974)
Prominent economist and banker who emigrated from Poland in 1906. He was an advisor to federal, state, and local governments, an active civic and community leader, and was also a well-known impressionist painter. In 1964, he was named first chairman . . . — Map (db m21485) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Charles Sheeler — (1883-1965)
Modernist painter and photographer, known for a seemingly impersonal, machine-inspired style called precisionism. Subjects included factories, skyscrapers, and Bucks County barns. He rented the Worthington House, 1910-26, and here he did important . . . — Map (db m46516) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Community Service and Veterans Memorial
This monument honors the citizens of Doylestown Township and surrounding Central Bucks municipalities who through public service and volunteerism have devoted themselves to the betterment and welfare of their communities as well as those who have . . . — Map (db m23458) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Doylestown Agricultural Works
Constructed in 1867, this factory produced farm machinery and ironwork and was, for many years, the area’s largest employer. It sold products around the world and, like other midsize metalworking firms, contributed to America’s industrial growth. In . . . — Map (db m21464) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 World War II Memorial
In honor of the men of Doylestown Fire Co. No. 1 who have served their country in World War II In memory of John E. Miller Killed in action, 1945 Monroe R. Bethman • Alexander Price • Robert M. Miller • Horace L. Funk • . . . — Map (db m23496) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Doylestown High School — 1890 - 1973
This plaque is dedicated to the long procession of devoted administrators, teachers, and students who constituted the School. The School consisted of first through twelfth grade and an opportunity class now called special education. Built . . . — Map (db m21490) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Henry Chapman Mercer — (1856 - 1930)
Archaeologist, scholar, collector, tile maker. Mercer was born and worked in Doylestown. Between 1908 & 1916, he designed and built three unique concrete structures: Fonthill, his castle-like home; the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, where he made . . . — Map (db m23461) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — James A. Michener — (1907 - 1997)
The world famous author grew up in Doylestown and graduated in 1925 from the public school formerly here, having been a top-ranking student. His first novel, "Tales of the South Pacific", received the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. His many other . . . — Map (db m21491) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Margaret Mead — (1901 - 1978)
The world-renowned anthropologist and writer lived in this house and graduated in 1918 from Doylestown High School. Among her most famous works are “Coming of Age in Samoa” (1928) and “Male and Female” (1949). — Map (db m22319) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — Oscar Hammerstein II — (1895-1960)
Lyricist and librettist whose collaboration with composer Richard Rodgers transformed the Broadway musical. Their works include South Pacific (1949), The King & I (1951), and The Sound of Music (1959). The bucolic landscape of Hammerstein's nearby . . . — Map (db m86325) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — W. Atlee Burpee — (1858-1915)
Founder at age 18 of the seed company bearing his name. At Fordhook Farm nearby, he developed Golden Bantam Corn, Bush Lima Beans, Iceberg Lettuce, & other plant varieties. He gave this park to the Borough in honor of his wife Blanche. — Map (db m86319) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Doylestown — W. W. H. Davis — (1820-1910)
Statesman, historian, author, lawyer, soldier, he wrote 10 books, rose to Civil War general, was acting governor of the Territory of New Mexico, and founded the Bucks Historical Society (1880). He lived here for 51 years. — Map (db m21463) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Durham — Canal Boats — Delaware Canal Lock 21
Boatbuilding American canal boats met standards as unique as their canals. Here, the preferred boat met Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company’s specifications of 87 ½ feet long, 10.5 feet wide and 7 ½ feet tall. The wooden . . . — Map (db m86687) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Durham — Delaware Canal
Here is Lock No. 21 in a series of 23 lift locks, numbered from Bristol to Easton. The aqueduct over Cooks Creek is one of nine which carried water and shipping across branches of the Delaware River. — Map (db m19233) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Durham — Durham Bat Mine
This 18th century abandoned iron ore mine now serves as an important refuge for several species of bats. With community support, Heritage Conservancy has been protecting these bats, the mine and the surrounding conservation area since acquiring it . . . — Map (db m21784) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Durham — Durham Furnace
Built in 1727. Original site at Durham. In blast until 1789, it made cannon and shot in the colonial wars and Revolution. Onetime owners included James Logan and George Taylor. — Map (db m21786) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Durham — Durham Township 9-11 Memorial
In memory of the victims from 9-11-01 attack on America and to honor community volunteers and the heroes of the armed forces. Dedicated October 9, 2001 — Map (db m21783) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Durham — Durham Township Veterans Memorial Flagpole and Terrace
This flagpole and terrace are dedicated to those of Durham Township who have devotedly served their country. — Map (db m21782) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Durham — The Durham Boat
In the 1700's, Robert Durham built his historical boat in Durham, Pa. These boats were used to ship cannon balls, made at the Durham Furnace, to Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War. On Christmas Eve, in 1776, Washington and his men crossed the . . . — Map (db m21785) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Erwinna — Golden Pheasant Inn
Has been placed on The National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Built 1857 — Map (db m63560) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Erwinna — John J. Stover House
This histric house and farm was given to the people of Bucks County by John J. Stover, May 1955, to become the first county park. Dedicated October 5, 1970 — Map (db m17589) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Fallingston — Falls Township War Memorial — For God and Country

We the People of Falls Township and vicinity pay tribute to those members of its Armed Forces who served honorably during the Korean and Vietnam Conflicts

Dedicated to our fallen comrades May your names be the last . . . — Map (db m82199) WM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Fallingston — Falls Township World War Memorial

Erected by the Citizens of Falls Township to commemorate the patriotic service of these men & women in The World War 1917 - 1919

[Roll of Honored Dead] ?aroline H. Christman • Edward B. Watson • William H. Duke Jr. • . . . — Map (db m82197) WM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Fallsington — Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends — 1683 - 1933
The first Falls Meeting House built here in 1690 on 6 acres given by Samuel Burges The second House, 1728 The third, present, house, to left, 1789 The fourth, present, house, to right, 1841 Here William Penn attended and . . . — Map (db m30601) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Fallsington — Falls Township World War II Memorial — Honor Roll
James Castro • Donald Quillan [Killed in action or died in service] [Honor Roll of Township Members who served] — Map (db m30611) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Fallsington — Moon Williamson Log House — Historic Fallsington
Quaker Samuel Moon resided here in the late 1700s and early 1800s. As a well known carpenter, he was particularly skilled in making Windsor chairs. This celebrated and prized antique originally served a functional role in public buildings and . . . — Map (db m30610) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Feasterville — Playwicky Indian Town — 1682
was located to the south in the vale by the run and springs. The Chief Tammany of the Unami Group • their totem • the tortoise • of the Lenni Lenape or Delawares sold to William Penn the land between Neshaminy and . . . — Map (db m31193) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Feasterville — The Playwicki Farm Labyrinth
This Labyrinth was inspired by an ancient symbol for harmony and unity, the Vesica Pisces. Two symmetrical circles overlap forming an eye-shaped center enclosing the Common Ground shared by the circles. Following the events of 9-11, designer . . . — Map (db m31196) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Gardenville — The Doan Gang
In 1783 the PA State Government declared six Doan family members outlaws for robberies, burglaries, and felonies. During the Revolutionary War, the Doans of Plumstead Twp. spied for and sold stolen horses to the British Army. They robbed the county . . . — Map (db m86298) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Hartsville — Cross Roads
The tavern at Cross Roads, as Hartsville was initially called, was erected in 1742 and was once the scene of much activity, including cattle auctions. Nearby was land that became an encampment site for 13,000 of George Washington's soldiers in . . . — Map (db m23310) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Hartsville — Early Life on the Moland Farm
Unfortunately, there are few contemporary descriptions of the area at that time. The local “Scotch-Irish” of the 18th century were not as concerned with keeping records of their daily activities as they were with keeping records of their . . . — Map (db m86382) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Hartsville — Moland House
Gen. Washington's headquarters Aug. 10-23, 1777, during the Neshaminy encampment of 11,000 troops. Here, the Marquis de Lafayette functioned for the first time as Major General at the Council of War on Aug. 21, and Count Casimir Pulaski of Poland . . . — Map (db m86332) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Hartsville — Welcome to the Moland House
On August 10, 1777, George Washington chose the Moland House as his headquarters while awaiting military intelligence on British naval and troop movements. With him were 11,000 Continental and militia soldiers encamped on the farms surrounding the . . . — Map (db m86375) WM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Langhorne — Archaeology and History — Revolutionary War Burial Site
A grave like any hole dug into the earth interrupts the natural layering of soil. For that reason, it can be distinguished as an anomaly—irregular in texture and color in comparison to undisturbed soil at that level.

Although cross-section . . . — Map (db m85990) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Langhorne — Langhorne Speedway
Opened in 1926, this circular one-mile dirt track was known as the “Big Left Turn." It hosted a NASCAR inaugural race in 1949. Notable drivers Doc Mackenzie, Joie Chitwood, Rex Mays, Lee Petty, Dutch Hoag, A.J. Foyt, and Mario Andretti raced . . . — Map (db m23451) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Langhorne — Middletown Township World War I Memorial — Langhorne, Langhorne Manor, South Langhorne, Hulmeville
. . . — Map (db m23452) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Langhorne — Mollie Woods Hare — (1881-1956)
She played a significant role in the development and advancement of theory and practice of educating children with intellectual disabilities. Founded by Hare in 1913, the Woods Schools evolved into a nationally recognized center emphasizing the . . . — Map (db m85989) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Langhorne — Revolutionary War Burial Site
Buried here are soldiers who died from wounds suffered in the two Battles of Trenton, Dec. 1776-Jan. 1777, and from disease incurred during the harsh winter. After the battles, Washington's troops occupied four hospital buildings in this village, . . . — Map (db m23446) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Langhorne — The Birthplace of Edward Hicks — 1780 - 1849
Painter of The Peaceable Kingdom — Map (db m23443) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Levittown — Levittown
This fully planned, six-home style residential community was conceived by the builder William J. Levitt. The first family moved in, June 23, 1952. When completed in 1957, Levittown contained 17,311 homes on 5,750 acres, designed for a population of . . . — Map (db m30975) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Lumberville — Delaware Canal / Pennsylvania Canal
Delaware Canal Here is Lock No. 12 in a series of 23 lift locks, numbered from Bristol to Easton. Just above here is one of the nine aquaducts by which the canal and its traffic crossed courses of small streams. Pennsylvania Canal A . . . — Map (db m17586) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Lumberville — Martin Johnson Heade — 1819 - 1904
Noted artist and co-founder of the "luminist" style of landscape painting. Also known for his humingbird studies and floral still lifes. He first studied with Edward and Thomas Hicks in Newtown. Born and raised here; family owned the store across . . . — Map (db m17585) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft

Water craft were the major means of communications within the colony and it is probable that Governor [William] Penn traveled the 20 miles or so which separated him from his capital city largely with the tides. The Port of Philadelphia was the . . . — Map (db m82169) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Colonial Shipbuilder's Tools

Shipbuilder's tools in the 16th and 17th Century were primitive but generally efficient. Shipbuilding was big business with an estimated 300 sailing ships built at the Port of Philadelphia between 1670 and 1710. — Map (db m82171) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Lenni-Lenape (Delaware) Indians

The Delaware Indians were Algonquins. Their name, Lenni-Lenape meant "real men" or "native men". They loved the rich land along the river and the men hunted the forests, the women tilled the fertile soil and the children played along the banks . . . — Map (db m82173) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — 252 — Lincoln Highway Delaware River — State Line
. . . — Map (db m28396) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Old Millstone — 1773

From the mill, Morrisville's first industry. Erected near this site by Adam Hoops. Later owned by Robert Morris and George Clymer, signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of our country.

Erected on the 150th . . . — Map (db m82126) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Pennsbury

William Penn's country home, built in 1683-1700. — Map (db m82120) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Pennsylvania
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States. — Map (db m28401) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Robert Morris — 1734 - 1806 — Patriot - Businessman - Founding Father

Known as the "Financier of the American Revolution," Robert Morris was regarded by many as second in importance to General George Washington in winning the War for Independence. He gave Washington the decisive support needed to win battles from . . . — Map (db m82122) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Summerseat
Washington's headquarters Dec. 8-14, 1776. Built in 1773 by Thomas Barkley; restored in 1931. Owners included Robert Morris and George Clymer. Located at Legion and Clymer Aves. — Map (db m86008) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Summerseat
Headquarters of General Washington December 8-14 1776, owned by Robert Morris 1791-1798, owned by George Clymer 1798-1805, he died in residence 1813. Both Robert Morris and George Clymer signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of . . . — Map (db m86009) HM WM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — William Best

Accompanying William Penn on his arrival in America aboard "The Welcome" at New Castle, Delaware in October of 1682 was William Best, a shipbuilder. Best built his first ship for the Governor at "Penny-Pot Free Landing", at the foot of Vine . . . — Map (db m82168) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — William Penn

To celebrate the 300th birthday of Pennsylvania Founded by William Penn Presented to the Citizens of the Commonwealth through the generosity of the Grundy Foundation

October 1982 — Map (db m82175) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — William Penn and His Indian Neighbors

[William] Penn was fond of his Indian neighbors and they returned the compliment. He treated them as equals and they were as welcome in the rich halls of Pennsbury as any of his other guests. The Lenape were constantly amazed by the Governor's . . . — Map (db m82172) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — William Penn, Shipbuilder

William Penn was a shipbuilder in partnership with a Bartholemew Penrose...in Philadelphia. Here we show the Governor, his wife, Hannah, and his small son, John who was born in Philadelphia, returning to Pennsbury in the graceful barge which . . . — Map (db m82170) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — William Penn's Personal Sailing Barge

The barge was typical of luxurious 17th century rivercraft. It would have been equally at home in the Seine, the Thames or the Delaware Rivers.

Length Overall: 27.6 Length Waterline: 25.3 Beam: 5.0 Ύ Draft Loaded: 1.3 ½ . . . — Map (db m82174) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — 1 — World War I Memorial
Dedicated and erected by Willet C. Sanford Post No. 433 in memory of J. Lewis Howell • Willet C. Sanford • Edward B. Watson • Leonard F. Coulton • Harvey I. Ely • William H. Duke Jr • William McClain • J. Knowles Hogeland • . . . — Map (db m88663) WM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Aquetong Creek
Under this bridge flows the Aquetong Creek. This body of water and the Delaware River were the main reasons why people chose to settle here. Aquetong Creek flows all year long. It is fed primarily by a natural spring, located two miles to the west, . . . — Map (db m84191) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Cannon
This nine inch Dahlgren smoothbore gun was placed here to mark the colonial approach to town from the ferry landing and was dedicated on July 5, 1907. The gun is on loan to the Borough of New Hope from the US Navy. It was cast in 1855 at the West . . . — Map (db m20099) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Delaware Canal
Here are locks No. 8-11 of the 23 lift locks on this canal. New Hope also had one of the nine aqueducts and the only toll station between Bristol and Easton. Coal was the largest item of shipping. — Map (db m20104) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Delaware Canal
Opened from Bristol to this place in 1831; and completed to Easton in 1852. Outlet lock to the river built here in 1834. The near-by River House, built 1794, was a popular barge stop on the canal. — Map (db m86035) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Ferry Landing
In 1718 King George I granted to John Wells a license to operate a ferry on this site, which provided an essential link in the establishment of the principal Stage Coach Route between Philadelphia and New York. The Landing became known as . . . — Map (db m77999) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Ferry Landing
Coryell's Ferry, a small hamlet on the Delaware River, played an important strategic role during the War for Independence. Throughout the war the ferry crossing was traversed countless times by messengers, supplies, and military detachments. In . . . — Map (db m78000) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — George Nakashima — (1905-1990)
Internationally acclaimed woodworker, architect, and leader of the American craft movement, his unique furniture style celebrated the inherent beauty of wood. Here, he created an environment integrating landscape, architecture, and interior design. — Map (db m86032) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Honey Hollow Watershed
A 700-acre watershed, managed for agriculture; first in the nation to show that cooperative action, with federal technical assistance, can shape land use. Conservation area here was formed in 1939 by six farms on Honey Hollow Creek, supported by the . . . — Map (db m86036) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Honey Hollow Watershed
Happy Hollow Watershed has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark. Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21,1935, this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m86039) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Honey Hollow Watershed — 1939-1969
The Honey Hollow Watershed conservation site is the first small created watershed to be brought totally under water, soil, and wildlife conservation practices in the United States. It was established in 1939 by six farmers, living on William Penn . . . — Map (db m86087) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Indian Logan
In the 1820s a ten foot tall Native American weathervane was crafted of heavy sheet iron by Samuel Cooper and painted by Joseph Moon. It was paid for by private subscriptions from townspeople. The Logan Inn erected it on February 22, 1828 in honor . . . — Map (db m20101) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — John Wells — (1684 - 1748)
Wells is the founder of Wells' Ferry, now known as New Hope. When York Road was established between Philadelphia and New York, travelers needed a dependable way to cross the Delaware River. In 1722 the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly gave Wells . . . — Map (db m28131) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Mills
In 1700 Robert Heath acquired 1000 acres of land from an original William Penn grant to Thomas Woolrich. As part of an agreement with Penn, Heath built a grist mill here on the north bank of Aquetong Creek. The mill was powered by the constant flow . . . — Map (db m75749) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — New Hope Mills
In 1790 Benjamin Parry, who owned mills on both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides of the Delaware River, lost his mills in Pennsylvania to fire. He rebuilt them and named them "New Hope Mills", commencing operation with new and fresh hope for . . . — Map (db m20102) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — New Hope World War I Memorial
Honor Roll Dedicated to the Citizens of New Hope[Column 1:] Edward A. Austin • Arthur Case • J. Warren Caulton • Joseph C. Conner • J. Walter Corrigan • . . . — Map (db m20100) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Old Revolutionary Fort
In December 1776 General Roche De Fernoy and General William Alexander (Lord Stirling) had their headquarters here at a "hip-roof" house known as The Old Fort. Before the Battle of Trenton, Coryell's Ferry became a military camp. Stockade . . . — Map (db m47733) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Pennsylvania Canal
A system of State-built public works to connect Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Lake Erie. The Delaware Division, Bristol-Easton begun 1827; operated by the State 1831-58, and by private owners to 1931. A State park since 1940. — Map (db m18009) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Road to Monmouth Battlefield — June 20-22, 1778
In 1778, the Borough of New Hope was the colonial river crossing known as Coryell's Ferry. During the Revolution, the Grand Continental Army under the command of General George Washington crossed the Delaware River into NJ enroute to the battle at . . . — Map (db m20105) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Samuel D. Ingham
Statesman, industrialist, born here Sept. 16, 1779. Secretary Treasury, 1829-1831, under Jackson, and holder of other State and National offices. Active in the early anthracite coal industry; canal advocate. — Map (db m28130) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Solebury National Bank
This structure, now the Solebury National Bank Building, was originally the Delaware House built to accommodate travelers using the new (1814) covered bridge that hastened the demise of the river Ferry Service ... — Map (db m20107) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), New Hope — Vansant House
This is the oldest stone house in New Hope. It was built in 1743 by Ichabod Wilkinson, an iron master from Providence, Rhode Island. The structure is an excelent example of colonial "kitchen-parlor" style. Mary Wilkinson, Ichabod's daughter, married . . . — Map (db m20103) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Bird in Hand — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 34
The Bird in Hand (formerly the "Red Lion Inn" and "Old Frame House") has played a rich and diverse role in the history of Newtown. There is record of a tavern on this site dating back to 1686, and it is considered the oldest frame structure still . . . — Map (db m32278) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Boyd-Yardley House — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 17
This building sits on land that was on the edge of the Newtown Common next to the original townstead land of Christopher Taylor. This property was originally purchased in 1796 by James Boyd “Minister of the Gospel” of the Presbyterian . . . — Map (db m28136) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Brick Hotel — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 29
Prior to 1750, there existed a dwelling on this site, 1 East Washington Avenue, which had been built by Shadrach Walley, Newtown's first settler. Amos Strickland, a farmer and entrepreneur from Philadelphia, bought the property in 1760. In 1763, he . . . — Map (db m32510) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Brooks House — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 16
The Newtown Commons was designed to be land shared by everyone in the Borough and Township. Unfortunately, because no one owned the land, no one took care of it. It appears that some people simply moved onto the land, built a house and lived there. . . . — Map (db m29871) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Durham Road Milestone
Bearing the inscription "1 M to N" (one mile to Newtown) this milestone is believed to have been placed before 1741. It is one of two such markers still located on the historical 43-mile road from Bristol to Durham Furnace. Newtown, an important . . . — Map (db m31158) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Durham Road Toll House — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 19
The Newtown and Wrightstown Turnpike (Durham) Toll House was in operation from approximately 1870 to 1920, when it was originally located at this site at the intersection of Sycamore Street (532) and Durham Road (413). The toll house served as the . . . — Map (db m28132) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Edward Hicks — (1780 - 1849)
Famed primitive artist. His subjects included farmscapes & Biblical scenes; he painted more than fifty versions of The Peaceable Kingdom, based on a prophecy of Isaiah. Also a coach & sign painter; a Quaker preacher. Lived here on Penn . . . — Map (db m32066) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Edward Hicks House — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 3
Edward Hicks (1780-1849), son of Isaac and Catherine Hicks, was a Quaker minister, sign painter and folk artist, most famous for over sixty versions of his Peaceable Kingdom paintings. Born in Langhorne, his mother died when he was young, . . . — Map (db m32316) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Elinor Slack Campbell
Dedicated in memory of Elinor Slack Campbell A Founding Member Of The Newtown Township Historical Architectural Review Board. A Life Member And Historian Of The Presbyterian Church. History was her passion Preservation her . . . — Map (db m29835) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — February 9, 1778
Sixteen American soldiers, guarding military uniforms being manufactured on these premises were overpowered by a raiding party of forty enemy cavalrymen and infantrymen. In the heroic but hopeless defense of their post, five guards were killed . . . — Map (db m32275) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Friends Meeting — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 5
Newtown Friends Meeting is an active place of worship for approximately 250 area Quakers. Newtown Meeting was co-founded by Quaker minister, sign painter and folk artist Edward Hicks, now highly acclaimed for his renditions of The Peaceable . . . — Map (db m32212) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Goodnoe Farm & Dairy Bar — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 18
The original structure on this property was likely built in about 1725 as the early settlers cabin of William Buckman. In 1918, John Goodnoe purchased the 78 acre farm located at 298 North Sycamore Street and started delivering produce grown from . . . — Map (db m28133) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Half-Moon Inn — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 1
The Half-Moon Inn (popularly known as the Court Inn) is located at 101-103 Court Street. The south portion of the Inn was the original one and one-half story frame cottage of Margaret and Joseph Thornton built in 1733 and later used as a tavern. . . . — Map (db m32355) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Justices House
This colonial inn, built 1768 by Anthony Siddons, became headquarters of the American General William Alexander, "Lord Stirling," after the battle of Trenton December 26, 1776 — Map (db m32386) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Loyalist Raid of 1778
On Feb. 19, 1778, while the British occupied Philadelphia, some 40 armed Loyalists raided the tavern here. The fighting left 5 American soldiers dead, 4 wounded, 11 captured. Tailors here were making uniforms for use at Valley Forge, and 2,000 . . . — Map (db m32262) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Newtown - County Seat — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 32
The buildings at 35 South State Street are situated on the tract of land on which the three main public buildings in Newtown were erected in 1726 when Newtown became the County Seat (Jail Keeper's House & Records Office, Jail, Court House). . . . — Map (db m32428) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Newtown and Vicinity World War I Honor Roll
In honor of the young men of Newtown and vicinity who answered their country's call that international justice might prevail and the peace and liberty of free peoples be preserved 1917 World War 1918 *Morell Smith, Killed in Action Raymond . . . — Map (db m32326) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Newtown Borough Hall — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 24
On April 16, 1838, the village of Newtown received its own municipal identity, distinct from that of Newtown Township, when it was formally chartered as a borough by the Pennsylvania Legislature. In 1854, the Borough approved the plans to build . . . — Map (db m32522) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Newtown Common & Creek — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 23
In 1684, William Penn planned his new town, which was later called Newtown. About 30 acres, on both sides of Newtown Creek, were reserved for common use. The town was designed to resemble an open fan of lots surrounding a narrow, rectangular town . . . — Map (db m32609) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Newtown Library Company — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 2
The third home of the Newtown Library Company is located at 114 East Centre Avenue at the corner of Centre Avenue and Congress Street. The Newtown Library Company was founded in 1760 and it is the third oldest private library in Pennsylvania. . . . — Map (db m32354) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Newtown War Memorial
Dedicated to those Americans of All Wars, who loved freedom more than fame, and liberty more than life. [Dedicated] Memorial Day 1964 — Map (db m32387) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Old Presbyterian Church — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 13
The Old Presbyterian Church was erected on North Sycamore Street in 1769 to replace the original 1734 log structure that stood a half mile to the west on Swamp Road near the high school and the bypass. In 1776, George Washington used this church . . . — Map (db m29836) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Paxson-Croasdale Building & Trolley — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 30
The Croasdale building, located at 2-4 South State Street, was built in 1853. This building was the center of Newtown's commercial activities, housing dry goods stores, the First National Bank and several lodges. During the Civil War, the front of . . . — Map (db m32487) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Randall Double House — 1893
Erected by James Randall (Randall Carriage Works) for his employees Builder: Garrett Girton Sycamore Street Extension Newtown Historical District — Map (db m29832) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Stocking Works — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 6
Originally, the Newtown Hosiery Mill (a.k.a. The Stocking Works) operated out of this building at 301 South State Street. In 1884, the Excelsior Bobbin and Spool Works was founded by John B. Mawson in Yardley. In 1889, it was moved to Newtown after . . . — Map (db m32246) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Temperance House — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 31
Although some historians believe there may have been a tavern at this location fifty years earlier, Andrew and Nancy McMinn built the first part of the Temperance House, located at 5 South State Street, circa 1772. Part of the building was used as . . . — Map (db m32432) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — The First National Bank — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 33
The First National Bank and Trust Company of Newtown was first organized in 1864 and operated out of a room in the Paxson-Croasdale Building, located at 2-4 South State Street. By the spring of 1868, the bank bought property from the county and . . . — Map (db m32612) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — The First Weather Satellite
The world's 1st experimental and operational weather satellite, TIROS 1, was manufactured here by Lavelle Aircraft Corp. in 1960. Pioneering satellite TV techniques, TIROS recorded the 1st TV image from space. Its success led to improved satellites . . . — Map (db m31157) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — White Hall — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 4
The White Hall Hotel is located at 127 South State Street. Squire Isaac Hicks, father of Edward Hicks, lived in a frame house on this lot until 1836. During the Revolutionary War, the house was used as a store and was for a time occupied by the . . . — Map (db m32281) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — Whitehall — 1838
Isaac Hicks, father of the renowned artist, Edward Hicks, lived on the property from 1796 until his death in 1836. A girls boarding school and general store are believed to have occupied part of the building prior to its use as a hotel from 1843 to . . . — Map (db m32279) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown — William Penn's New Town — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 14
On March 4, 1681, Charles II granted William Penn a vast tract of land in the New World as payment for the debt the King owed Penn's father. The tract awarded to Penn included all of the land west of New Jersey, north of Maryland and south of New . . . — Map (db m29833) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Ottsville — Edward Marshall-Walker
Edward Marshall walker of PA Sept. 20, 1737 Gov. Wm. Penn — Map (db m86297) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Ottsville — Walking Purchase
Measured 1737, according to a supposed Indian deed of 1686, granting lands extending a day-and-a-half walk. Using picked men to force this measure to its limit, Thomas Penn reversed his father's Indian policy losing Indian friendship. — Map (db m86295) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Perkasie — Pearl S. Buck — Author, Activist and Humanitarian — 1892-1973
Welcome to the Pearl S. Buck House, a National Historic Landmark. Pearl S. Buck was the first American woman to be awarded both the Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes for literature. In addition to her literary achievements, Pearl S. Buck was passionately . . . — Map (db m86313) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Perkasie — Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973) — Green Hills Farm
Author of over 300 books and other published works, she strove for better understanding between peoples. Her novel "The Good Earth" was awarded a Pulitzer Prize in 1932. Her "epic portrayals of Chinese farm life" helped win her the Nobel Prize in . . . — Map (db m86300) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Pipersville — Stover-Meyers Mill — Built 1800
Designated A National Historic Place By The United States Department Of The Interior — Map (db m63112) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Quakertown — Replica of the Liberty Bell
This bell reminds us that the Liberty Bell rested here briefly on September 23, 1777 during its trip to Allentown. A joint project of the Valley Forge Chapter, Pennsylvania Society, Sons of the American Revolution and the Quakertown Historical . . . — Map (db m95096) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Quakertown — The Fries Rebellion of 1799
Site of early challenge to federal government's authority. This armed resistance by Pennsylvania-German farmers to the 1798 federal house tax was suppressed by soldiers. Leader John Fries was arrested for treason, condemned to death, and pardoned . . . — Map (db m26846) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Raubsville — Maurice K. Goddard — 1912-1995
Serving under five governors from 1955-1979 as Secretary of the Department of Forests and Waters and the Department of Environmental Resources, "Doc" Goddard expanded the state park system, led efforts to professionalize state government, and was . . . — Map (db m63105) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Revere — Hiram Williams Pursell — 1837 - 1918
Born Nockamixon Township, served 6th and 104th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861. Regiment flag bearer, Fair Oaks, Va., May 31, 1862, wounded twice, faced advancing enemy while Union Army in retreat, saved another regiment color from capture after . . . — Map (db m18074) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Richboro — Richboro Nike Missile Battery PH-07
One of thirteen installations in the Philadelphia area that provided protection from Soviet aerial attack during the 1954–1970 period of the Cold War. The Nike system here used radar to guide Ajax anti-aircraft missiles. From the mid-1960s . . . — Map (db m86028) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Riegelsville — Mid-Atlantic Highlands
The Mid_Atlantic Highlands of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York and Connecticut forms a 3.5 million acre forested greenbelt adjacent to one of the nation's most densely populated regions, which includes Philadelphia, New York City and . . . — Map (db m44763) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Riegelsville — Riegelsville
The Borough of Riegelsville was formed in 1916, thanks to a petition by local citizens who sought the right of self-government for their thriving river and canal community.

During the late 18th century, a village slowly evolved around what was . . . — Map (db m44764) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Riegelsville — Riegelsville Civil War Memorial
Dedicated to the Memory of the following Riegelsville Volunteers buried at Riegelsville Cemetery. All enlisted August 8, 1862 Company C, 128th Reg. PA Volunteers All fought at the Battle of Antietam, Sept. 17, 1862: Pvt. John B. Kerbaugh . . . — Map (db m63768) HM WM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Riegelsville — Riegelsville Roebling Bridge — Centennial Celebration — September 18th, 2004
Built by John A. Roebling's Sons Co. Opened for traffic April 18th, 1904 Owned and Operated by the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission — Map (db m19234) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Riegelsville — The Riegelsville Academy and Public Library — Founded 1884
This academy furnished a full preparative college course in the days of elementary public instruction in this vicinity. The land, buildings, and annuities for the maintenance are one of the gifts of John Leidy Riegel, 1819-1893 to the St. John . . . — Map (db m63769) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Smithtown — Treasure Island Reservation — Delaware Canal Lock 17
Consisting of Treasure Island and Marshall Island. Home to one of the nation's oldest Boy Scout camps, established by the Philadelphia Council, B.S.A. in 1913. Birthplace of the Order of the Arrow, a national campers' honor society founded upon . . . — Map (db m35078) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Springfield Township — Gallows Hill
Here, Edward Marshall and his associates of the famous Indian Walk of a day and a half, September 19-20, 1737, left the Old Durham Road on the first day and followed the well-beaten Indian path which led Nothwesterly through present Hellertown, . . . — Map (db m21787) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Springtown — Walking Purchase
Measured 1737, according to a supposed Indian deed of 1686, granting lands extending a day-and-a-half walk. Using picked men to force this measure to its limit, Thomas Penn reversed his father's Indian policy losing Indian friendship. — Map (db m86294) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Tullytown — Pennsbury Manor
William Penn's country home in Pennsylvania, built 1683-1700. Here he often resided while in America. Re-created by the State as a historic shrine. Follow this road for 3.5 miles. — Map (db m31169) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Tullytown — Tullytown Veterans Memorial
This memorial is in honor of those who answered the call of their country in her needful hour. Original Memorial 1966 Rededicated November 11, 2008 — Map (db m31172) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Uhlertown — Delaware Canal
Uhlertown, known as Mexico at an earlier date, was named for Michael Uhler, boatbuilder and operator of a line of canal boats. Lock No. 18 and well kept buildings are interesting reminders of canal days. — Map (db m18084) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Warminster — John Fitch's Steamboat
Fitch tested near here a model steamboat in 1785. Before his death in 1798, he built 4 mechanically successful steamboats. The first in the U.S., they proved financial failures, leaving final success of the idea to Robert Fulton. Adjacent, . . . — Map (db m21470) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Warminster — Johnsville Naval Air Development Center
This site was acquired by the U.S. Navy during World War II from the Brewster Aircraft Corporation; it served as a strategic locale for weapons development and testing of modern aircraft. Later, it was a training facility for America's Mercury, . . . — Map (db m86385) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Warminster — Log College — Lux in Tenebris
Main Marker: Built by Rev. William Tennent c. 1735, it was the first academy in America for the training of Presbyterian ministers and the first college in Pa. A number of notable revivalist preachers and educators graduated from this . . . — Map (db m21486) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Warminster — The Battle of the Crooked Billet
The Battle of the Crooked Billet was fought around this spot May 1, 1778.

General John Lacey's Command of 400 Officers and men stationed at The Crooked Billet (now Hatboro) were attacked by a detachment of 800 men of British Cavalry and . . . — Map (db m41508) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Warminster — Warminster Community Park-Sandpiper
Solitary Sandpiper When to look: April-May, August-September *How big: 9 inches long *What to look for: Dark back with light spots. *What to listen for: High pitched whistle.

Spotted Sandpiper When to look: April-September *How . . . — Map (db m86386) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — A Nation's Signature Event
After suffering defeats to the British Army in New york and New Jersey, General George Washington retreated to the Pennsylvania banks of the Delaware River in early December, 1776. On Christmas night, Washington boldly moved approximately 2400 men . . . — Map (db m76687) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — John Pidcock
On this spot on a tract of land of 505 acres called by the Indians Win-Na-Haw-Caw-Chunk John Pidcock the first white settler built mills and established a trading post with the Indians in 1684 — Map (db m13771) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — Red Cedar
This tree was 27 yrs old when George Washington was here. — Map (db m13768) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — The Durham Boat
The large flat bottom boats housed in this barn are reproductions of a mid-18th century vessel known as the Durham boat. Robert Durham, an engineer at the Durham Iron Works in nearby Reiglesville, Pennsylvania, reputedly designed a prototype for . . . — Map (db m86026) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — The Growth of a Village
In 1776, when General George Washington undertook his momentous crossing of the Delaware, the brown stone McConkey Ferry Inn was the only building on this site.

Shortly thereafter, the Taylor Family purchased the Inn and surrounding land making . . . — Map (db m76662) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — Thompson-Neely House
Headquarters of Brigadier-General Lord Stirling previous to the Battle of Trenton. Quartered with him were Captain William Washington, Lieutenant James Monroe (later President of the United States) and Captain James Moore of the New York Artillery, . . . — Map (db m13770) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — Unknown Soldiers of the Continental Army
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Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — Washington Crossed the Delaware
Near this spot Washington crossed the Delaware on Christmas night 1776 the eve of the Battle of Trenton. — Map (db m13765) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — Washington Crossing
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 this site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United . . . — Map (db m7266) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — Washington Crossing
Here Washington and his men braved ice and sleet Christmas night, 1776, to cross the Delaware and to surprise and defeat the Hessians at Trenton. The victory gave new life to the patriot cause. — Map (db m13395) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — Washington Crossing the Delaware
A Bicentennial gift to the people of the United States from Citizens of the Bedford Indiana area and the Indiana Limestone Industry July 5, 1976. — Map (db m7277) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — Washington’s Crossing and March to Trenton — December 25 / 26, 1776
Crossing Begins | Dec., 25 – 4:00 PM: Washington crossed with commanders John Sullivan, Nathanael Greene, John Glover, and Henry Knox along with 2,400 troops, 18 cannons, baggage, and approximately 50 – 75 horses. Dec., 26 – . . . — Map (db m61744) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — Washington's Crossing of Delaware
To commemorate the crossing of the Delaware River at this point by General George Washington and the Continental Troops, Christmas Night, 1776, and the splendid victory at Trenton. Committee John D. James, President Russell W. Knight, . . . — Map (db m5401) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Washington Crossing — William Penn’s First Walking Purchase
This site, Towissinck or Jericho Creek, was the northern boundary of Penn’s 1st purchase of Native American land on July 15, 1682. The land purchase was measured by the distance a man could walk in a day and a half, starting from the mouth of the . . . — Map (db m13398) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Wrightstown — Walking Purchase
Starting here at sunrise, Sept. 19, 1737, Marshall, Yeates, and Jennings set out on the "Indian Walk." In one and a half days, Edward Marshall reached a point beyond present Mauch Chunk, some 65 miles to the north and west. — Map (db m86108) HM

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