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

Levittown

 
 
Levittown Marker image. Click for full size.
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.
 
Location. 40° 8.483′ N, 74° 49.096′ W. Marker is in Levittown, 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. Touch for map. 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. Marker is in this post office area: Levittown PA 19054, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Tullytown Veterans Memorial (approx. mile away); Pennsbury Manor (approx. 0.4 miles away); Florence Township War Memorial (approx. 1.5 miles
Levittown Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2009
2. Levittown Marker
Looking SSE toward Bristol Pike.
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); Pennsbury (approx. 2.5 miles away); Roebling Ball Park (approx. 2.5 miles away in New Jersey).
 
Also see . . .
1. Levittowners. (Submitted on May 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Levittown: Building the Suburban Dream. (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. (Submitted on May 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Levittown - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 21, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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