Doylestown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Camp Lacey / Doylestown Fair
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.
In 1865, following the Civil War, the town's first fair was organized on this site. One of North America's premier fairs until its demise in 1891. The last remaining fair building was razed in 1997 for student parking.
Dedicated Sept. 18, 1999
Erected 1999 by Civil War Round Table.
Location. 40° 18.394′ N, 75° 8.269′ W. Marker is in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Lafayette Street and School Lane, on the right when traveling south on Lafayette Street. Marker is on the north grounds of Central Bucks West High School, 375 W. Court Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Doylestown PA 18901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Margaret Mead (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Doylestown Agricultural Works 1748 Fountain House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Lenape Crossroads (approx. 0.4 miles away); Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 World War II Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Doylestown National Guard Armory (approx. half a mile away); 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment (approx. half a mile away); Bucks County Vietnam War Memorial (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doylestown.
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 23, 2018. This page originally submitted on October 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,253 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 22, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.