Newtown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
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 yards of cloth were lost.
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Heroes • Military • Notable Events • Patriots & Patriotism • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1835.
Location. 40° 13.65′ N, 74° 56.213′ W. Marker is in Newtown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on State Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is in front of the Bird in Hand tavern. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 111 S State Street, Newtown PA 18940, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. February 9, 1778 (a few steps from this marker); Justices House (a few Bird in Hand (a few steps from this marker); The First National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Newtown - County Seat (within shouting distance of this marker); Half-Moon Inn (within shouting distance of this marker); Whitehall (within shouting distance of this marker); White Hall (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newtown.
Also see . . .
1. Loyalist Raid Reenactment. (Submitted on June 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Loyalist Raid of 1778 - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 959 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.