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Bristol Township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Bristol

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
1. Bristol Marker
Inscription.  
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.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraIndustry & CommercePolitical SubdivisionsSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 14, 1925.
 
Location. 40° 5.83′ N, 74° 52.224′ W. Marker is in Bristol Township, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Otter Street and Old U.S. 13, on the right when traveling east on Otter Street. Marker is about 150 feet west of Otter Creek and about 0.1 miles east of intersection with New Rodgers Road (Pennsylvania Route 413). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bristol PA 19007, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. War Memorial (approx.
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By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
2. Bristol Marker
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half a mile away); The Bend before the End (approx. half a mile away); The Locktender's House at Lock 1 (approx. half a mile away); Lock 1 (approx. half a mile away); Lock 2 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Lock 3 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Marsh Ecology in an Urban Setting (approx. 0.7 miles away); S/Sgt. James B. Boyle (approx. 0.7 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Bristol: A Brief History. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic Bristol Borough. (Submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Bristol Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
3. Bristol Marker
Looking toward Otter Creek
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 731 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on March 8, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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