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

New Hope Mills

 
 
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By Alan Edelson, June 19, 2009
1. New Hope Mills Marker
Inscription. 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 the future of the village. Because of the mills, the town prospered and became known as New Hope and was incorporated as a borough in 1837. Parry lived across the street in a mansion and his stable was located there. The Parry Barn is one of the oldest stone structures in New Hope and dates back to 1751. In 1939 one of Parry's rebuilt mills was converted to the Bucks County Playhouse.
 
Erected by New Hope Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 21.759′ N, 74° 57.055′ W. Marker is in New Hope, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Hope PA 18938, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aquetong Creek (a few steps from this marker); Ferry Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Road to Monmouth Battlefield (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Logan
New Hope Mills Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 19, 2009
2. New Hope Mills Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Ferry Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Vansant House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Hope.
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 20, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 778 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 20, 2009, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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