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

Levittown

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2009
1. Levittown Marker
Inscription.  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 70,000. It expanded on the pattern set by Levittown, N.Y. (built 1947-51) and was a landmark in the development of suburban housing in the United States.
 
Erected 1992 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 23, 1952.
 
Location. 40° 8.483′ N, 74° 49.096′ W. Marker is in Tullytown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Levittown Parkway and Bristol Pike (U.S. 13), on the left when traveling east on Levittown Parkway. Marker is about 500 feet NNW of the Levittown-Tullytown SEPTA train station, and about 300 feet SSE of St. Michael the Archangel Catholic Church.
Levittown Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2009
2. Levittown Marker
Looking SSE toward Bristol Pike.
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Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 12 Levittown Pkwy, Levittown PA 19054, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tullytown Veterans Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away); Pennsbury Manor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Florence Township War Memorial (approx. 1½ miles away in New Jersey); Roll of Honor (approx. 1.6 miles away in New Jersey); Florence M. E. Church (approx. 1.6 miles away in New Jersey); Richard J. Hughes (approx. 1.6 miles away in New Jersey); Bolton Mansion (approx. 1.8 miles away); Florence Township Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.9 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tullytown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Levittowners. (Submitted on May 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Levittown. (Submitted on May 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Levittown. (Submitted on May 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Levittown - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 24, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 826 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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