Hartsville in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The tavern at Cross Roads, as Hartsville was initially called, was erected in 1742 and was once the scene of much activity, including cattle auctions. Nearby was land that became an encampment site for 13,000 of George Washington's soldiers in 1777. Col. William Hart, who formerly served as proprietor of the Plumsteadville Inn, opened his Sign of the Heart tavern on this site in 1793.
Location. 40° 13.689′ N, 75° 5.669′ W. Marker is in Hartsville, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Bristol Road and Old York Road, on the right when traveling west on Bristol Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Warminster PA 18974, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John Kulick and Tristan Smith (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Independence Hall Stones (about 600 feet away); 9/11 NYC Emergency Responders' Memorial (about 600 feet away); Moland House (approx. half a mile away); Welcome to the Moland House (approx. 0.6 miles away); Early Life on the Moland Farm (approx. 0.6 miles away); Log College (approx. one mile away); John Fitch's Steamboat (was approx. 1½ miles away but has been reported missing. ). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hartsville.
More about this marker. Marker is in the style of Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission historical markers but was apparently erected by the owner of the gas station on the adjacent property.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 793 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on October 15, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.