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

Doylestown Agricultural Works

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
1. Doylestown Agricultural Works Marker
Inscription. Constructed in 1867, this factory produced farm machinery and ironwork and was, for many years, the area’s largest employer. It sold products around the world and, like other midsize metalworking firms, contributed to America’s industrial growth. In its declining years, it was owned by General Motors’ Sampson Tractor Division (1920-21) and others. Ceased manufacturing operations in 1937.
 
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 18.446′ N, 75° 7.804′ W. Marker is in Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Ashland Street and Hamilton Street, on the left when traveling west on Ashland Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Doylestown PA 18901, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thinking Green (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Mercer Museum (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Lenape Crossroads (approx. 0.2 miles away); 1748 Fountain House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Site (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Museum (approx.
Doylestown Agricultural Works Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
2. Doylestown Agricultural Works Marker
0.2 miles away); The Expansion (approx. 0.2 miles away); Corporate Business Partner Entrance Courtyard and W.B.U.X. Sculpture Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Doylestown.
 
Also see . . .  Explore Pennsylvania History web site for this marker. Includes a brief history of Doylestown Agricultural Works. (Submitted on August 11, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & CommerceNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 722 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 9, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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