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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Clickable Map of Bucks County, Pennsylvania and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Bucks County, PA (254) Lehigh County, PA (124) Montgomery County, PA (259) Northampton County, PA (246) Philadelphia County, PA (1465) Burlington County, NJ (325) Hunterdon County, NJ (364) Mercer County, NJ (428) Warren County, NJ (122)  BucksCounty(254) Bucks County (254)  LehighCounty(124) Lehigh County (124)  MontgomeryCounty(259) Montgomery County (259)  NorthamptonCounty(246) Northampton County (246)  PhiladelphiaCounty(1465) Philadelphia County (1465)  BurlingtonCountyNew Jersey(325) Burlington County (325)  HunterdonCounty(364) Hunterdon County (364)  MercerCounty(428) Mercer County (428)  WarrenCounty(122) Warren County (122)
Doylestown is the county seat for Bucks County
Adjacent to Bucks County, Pennsylvania
      Lehigh County (124)  
      Montgomery County (259)  
      Northampton County (246)  
      Philadelphia County (1465)  
      Burlington County, New Jersey (325)  
      Hunterdon County, New Jersey (364)  
      Mercer County, New Jersey (428)  
      Warren County, New Jersey (122)  
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1Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Andalusia, Bensalem Township — Andalusia
Country estate of Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844), poet, lawyer, agriculturalist, state senator, and president of the Second Bank of the United States. Biddle's struggle with President Andrew Jackson over the Bank's financial control of the nation's . . . Map (db m85988) HM
2Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bedminster Township, Pipersville — Stover-Meyers Mill — Built 1800
Designated A National Historic Place By The United States Department Of The InteriorMap (db m63112) HM
3Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bensalem, Bensalem Township — Katharine Drexel — (1858 - 1955)
Catholic religious founder and missionary. She used her family’s fortune to fund mission schools and churches for Native and African Americans. She professed her vows in 1891, founded her own order, the Sisters of the Blessed Sacrament, and directed . . . Map (db m28388) HM
4Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Abraham Lincoln
On Feb. 21, 1861, the train carrying the President-elect from Springfield, Ill., to his Inauguration in Washington, D.C., stopped briefly near this point. Mr. Lincoln appeared on the rear platform and spoke to the assembled crowd, estimated at more . . . Map (db m87067) HM
5Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Canal Office — 1832 - 1931 — Reported permanently removed
“A quiet little village at the southern end of the canal suddenly awakened to find itself a teaming river port swarming with canal boats, boatmen, mules, and river and coastal boats of all sorts.” C.P. Yoder Delaware Canal . . . Map (db m31279) HM
6Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Columbus 500 Celebration
This monument was erected by the citizens of the 140th legislative district in tribute to Christopher Columbus and those who followed him to America. Celebration We celebrate the 500th anniversary of the 1st voyage of Christopher . . . Map (db m31448) HM
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7Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Fueling the Economy
The Industrial Revolution marked the shift in America's economy from hand-made to machine-made products. Better means of transportation, manufacturing, and communication were needed to make change. In the early 1800's, entrepreneurs and . . . Map (db m160086) HM
8Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Harriet Ross Tubman — Abolitionist - American Hero — circa 1820 - 1913 —
Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery in 1849. She fled to Philadelphia where, as a conductor on the Underground Railroad, she made 19 sorties into the South, liberating over 300 slaves. Ms. Tubman also served as a spy and nurse for the Union Army . . . Map (db m31308) HM
9Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — In the Basin
Whether they were headed down the Delaware River or making return trips north, canal boats needed a place to wait in Bristol Borough. A five-acre Basin located between Lock 1 and the Tide Lock provided that space. Some boats were waiting to be . . . Map (db m160088) HM
10Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Joseph Ridgway Grundy — (1863 - 1961)
Widely regarded as a key figure in state and national Republican Party politics, he advocated pro-business, low tax, and high tariff policies. An influential industrialist, publisher, banker, lobbyist, and politician, he founded the Pa. . . . Map (db m31168) HM
11Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Life Along the Canal — Delaware Canal State Park
“We used to trade a lot along the canal, people who had vegetables and things, we’d give them coal and they’d give us cabbages, tomatoes and things like that. Then there were lock tenders whose wives made good bread. We’d give them coal for . . . Map (db m62626) HM
12Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Lock 1 — The Canal's First and Last
Over its 59-mile length, the Delaware Canal drops 165 feet from Easton to Bristol. To overcome this elevation change, 23 lift locks were built along the way. They allowed safe and reliable navigation for cargo-filled boats. A lift lock was a . . . Map (db m160055) HM
13Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Lock 2 — In the Middle
The spot where Lock 2 once stood is located in front of this sign. It is outlined with concrete. By the lock were a locktender's house and shanty, as well as a blacksmith shop and mule barn. The Delaware Canal not only served as a route for . . . Map (db m160053) HM
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14Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Lock 3 — At the Heart of Commerce
On October 27, 1827, five hundred people gathered here to witness the first shovelful of dirt being dug for the Delaware Canal, "one of the grandest enterprises of the age." Five years later, a 59-mile long, 40-feet-wide, 5-feet-deep waterway . . . Map (db m160050) HM
15Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Lock No. 2 — Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company — 1832-1931 — Reported permanently removed
Progress Canal boats continued to pass through Bristol for years after the Pennsylvania Railroad built a line nearby. Progress, in the form of the Railroad undermined the business of the Canal and led to the eventual demolition of its channel, . . . Map (db m87145) HM
16Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Marker 19T
Marker 19T (replica) indicates distance between here and Market St. in Phila. along the Phila.- Frankford Turnpike to Morrisville, PA. Road through Bristol was finished in 1810Map (db m31173) HM
17Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Marsh Ecology in an Urban Setting — Reported unreadable
[Unreadable] At one time, Bristol Marsh was over four times as large as it is today and extended up Otter Creek for about one quarter of a ile. Bristol Marsh is located adjacent to the entrance and basin for the Delaware Division of the . . . Map (db m160082) HM
18Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Pvt. Michael Dougherty — Congressional Medal of Honor Recipient
Irish Immigrant-Civil War Veteran Bristol Resident Born in Donegal, Ireland May 10, 1844, Michael Dougherty came to Bristol in 1858. In August of 1862 he enlisted in the Union Army as a Private in Company B, 13th Cavalry, Pennsylvania 117th . . . Map (db m62606) HM
19Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — S/Sgt. James B. Boyle
In memory of S/Sgt. James B. Boyle U.S.A.A.F. Killed in Action, Feb. 1, 1945 Member of Bristol Blood Donors Consolidated Fire Dept. Map (db m160047) WM
20Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — The Basin — 1832 - 1931 — Reported permanently removed
[parts of quote illegible] “T___ ___ seemed to be a solid mass of boats.” W.H. ____ Mule ____ Waiting The five acre Bristol Basin provided a place to wait. Located between Lock No. 1 and the Tidal Lock, the Basin . . . Map (db m31256) HM
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21Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — The Bend before the End
At this point, a canal boatman coming from the north concentrated on stopping. The boat basin and Delaware River were just ahead. The route of the Canal purposefully made a turn toward the River. This change in direction slowed the water flowing . . . Map (db m160058) HM
22Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — The Firehouse
This property has been listed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior Map (db m160049) HM
23Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — The Locktender's House at Lock 1
A locktender was a crucial canal employee. Responsible for locking canal boats through quickly and efficiently, a locktender needed the endurance and skills to operate the lock's wickets and gates. Having the tact and good humor to deal with . . . Map (db m160056) HM
24Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — The Puerto Rican Monument of Bristol
This monument is a replica of the Spanish Garitas, or guardhouses, that lined the forts of San Juan, Puerto Rico, and is dedicated to the Puerto Rican people who have made their homes in Bristol. In March of 1509 a ship . . . Map (db m80537) HM
25Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — The Ring — 1831 - 1932 — Reported permanently removed
“This day [June 11] the first clearance on the Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal was issued from his office to the Mauch Chunk Canal Boat No. 30, Capt. William C. Zanes, bound to Bristol with 30 tons of coal.” The . . . Map (db m31224) HM
26Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — The Tidal Lock — 1832 - 1931 — Reported permanently removed
“Coal boats consigned to Philadelphia and adjacent ports were assembled in the river outside the tide lock in rows of up to twenty-one boats, three abreast, to be taken down the river by steamboats. The departure of these tows was . . . Map (db m31258) HM
27Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Tidal Delaware Water Trail
Points of Interest 118.8: Bristol Marsh Preserve contains an important freshwater tidal marsh, one of the few remaining along Pennsylvania's coastal region. Visitors may use the viewing platforms, a walking trail, and interpretive . . . Map (db m160092) HM
28Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Where the Canal Met the River
The Delaware Canal was built to transport coal from northeastern Pennsylvania to the Philadelphia and New York markets. Its route essentially parallels the Delaware River. So why not use the River to convey boats loaded with 70-80 tons of cargo? . . . Map (db m160093) HM
29Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol — Working with the Tide
A Tide Lock was located here. It separated the tidal Delaware River from the Delaware Canal. Unlike the other 23 locks along the Canal that accommodated changes in land elevation, this Lock accommodated fluctuations in water elevation. The tide . . . Map (db m160084) HM
30Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol, Bristol Township — Bristol
Early river port laid out as Buckingham, 1697. The third oldest borough in Pennsylvania, chartered Nov. 14, 1720. County seat of Bucks, 1705-26. Travel and trade center for over two hundred years.Map (db m28383) HM
31Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol, Bristol Township — Bristol Township Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Vietnam The Great Indochina War Bristol Township Vietnam Veterans Memorial Dedicated November 5, 1988 In honored memory of the men and women of Bristol Township who served their country in South East Asia, and to our heroic sons . . . Map (db m24042) HM
32Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol, Bristol Township — Delaware Canal — 1831 - 1932
"Besides, I want to tell you there were pretty good times and many a heart broken and rough life on the canal." Flora Henry, Locktender Shouts of "Gid-Up" echo along the canal. Pairs of mules strain at their . . . Map (db m131430) HM
33Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Bristol, Bristol Township — Pennsylvannia War Dog Memorial — In Honor of the Heroes America Forgot — Army, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard, Marines —
In Honor of the Heroes America Forgot Few Americans are aware of the invaluable service given by War Dog teams during the Vietnam War. Dog teams consisting of Scout, Combat Tracker, Sentry and Mine and Tunnel dogs saved thousands of lives. . . . Map (db m24040) HM
34Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Buckingham, Buckingham Township — Bogart's Tavern
First licensed in 1763, it was headquarters of the Committee of Observation and Inspection, which organized the revolutionary movement in Bucks County in 1775 & 1776. It was also the site where the county's first military organizations of the . . . Map (db m29695) HM
35Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Croydon — War Memorial — In Memoriam
To the Citizens of Bristol Borough dedicated to the memory of our departed comrades November 11, 1976 For God and Country World War I Apr. 6, 1917-Nov. 11, 1918 Giovanni Angelillo • James Bolton • Robert W. Bracken . . . Map (db m131444) WM
36Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Croydon, Bensalem Township — Tides at Neshaminy
Can you feel the ocean’s tides in Pennsylvania? You can at Neshaminy. Waves won’t knock you down, but if you watch the river, you’ll see it rise or fall a foot an hour.           Even though the river flows another 116 miles from here to the . . . Map (db m82798) HM
37Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — 104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment — The "Ringgold Regiment"
To the memory of the Officers and Men of the One Hundred and Fourth Pennsylvania Regiment who fell in the late war “Their good swords rust, and their steeds are dust, but their souls are with the saints we trust.” . . . Map (db m23480) HM
38Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — 1748 Fountain House
Designated a National Historic Site by the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m114611) HM
39Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Aaron Siskind — (1903-1991)
Preeminent 20th century photographer. Siskind’s influential images of Bucks County architecture from 1939 to 1945 brought about a change from documentary style to a radical abstract style, setting a new standard in American art photography.Map (db m49809) HM
40Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Bucks County
One of Pennsylvania's three original counties. Formed 1682 by William Penn and site of his home, Pennsbury Manor. Name is derived from abbreviation for Buckinghamshire in England. Doylestown, chosen as county seat in 1812, was incorporated 1838.Map (db m21461) HM
41Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Bucks County Jail
This prison cell is modeled on a cell from the old Bucks County Jail, the former occupant of this site. Designed by the noted Philadelphia architect Addison Hutton, the jail was built in 1884 and was based on Quaker ideas of reflection and . . . Map (db m114616) HM
42Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Bucks County Korean War Memorial — June 25 1950 - July 27, 1953
To Honor Those We Left Behind Freedom Is Not Free [Honor Roll of Names]Map (db m23479) WM
43Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Bucks County Persian Gulf War Memorial
In honor of all Persian Gulf War veterans “I have seen in your eyes a fire of determination to get this job done quickly so that we may all return to the shores of our great nation. My confidence in you is total. Our cause is just! Now . . . Map (db m23478) WM
44Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Bucks County Vietnam War Memorial
To remember and honor those Americans who gave of themselves in the Vietnam War Dedicated June 16, 1984 On June 20, 2009, the 25th anniversary of the dedication of this Bucks County Penna Vietnam War Memorial, veterans of the Vietnam War and . . . Map (db m23472) WM
45Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Bucks County War Memorial
To honor and to perpetuate the memory of those brave men and women who gave their lives in the defense of our country and the ideals of liberty and justice upon which our nation is founded. From these memories of service and sacrifice may we in . . . Map (db m23463) HM
46Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Bucks County World War II Memorial
To the honor and the everlasting glory of the citizens of Bucks County, Pennsylvania who served in our armed forces during 1941 - World War II - 1945 Dedicated May 30, 1998Map (db m23464) WM
47Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Camp Lacey / Doylestown Fair
Camp Lacey Bucks County's own 104th Vol. Regiment est. a Civil War military tent city here in 1861. Their training completed, 1,049 men led by Colonel W.W.H. Davis, departed the Doylestown train station to join the Army of the Potomac. . . . Map (db m23517) HM
48Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Casimir A. Sienkiewicz — (1890 - 1974)
Prominent economist and banker who emigrated from Poland in 1906. He was an advisor to federal, state, and local governments, an active civic and community leader, and was also a well-known impressionist painter. In 1964, he was named first chairman . . . Map (db m21485) HM
49Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Charles Sheeler — (1883-1965)
Modernist painter and photographer, known for a seemingly impersonal, machine-inspired style called precisionism. Subjects included factories, skyscrapers, and Bucks County barns. He rented the Worthington House, 1910-26, and here he did important . . . Map (db m46516) HM
50Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Corporate Business Partner Entrance Courtyard and W.B.U.X. Sculpture Garden
Honoring program founders Herman Silverman and Bettina A. Murdoch for their commitment and dedication to the Corporate Business Partner Program. And, in recognition of the outstanding support of the Corporate Business Partners to The James A. . . . Map (db m114629) HM
51Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Doylestown Agricultural Works
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 . . . Map (db m21464) HM
52Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 World War II Memorial
In honor of the men of Doylestown Fire Co. No. 1 who have served their country in World War II In memory of John E. Miller Killed in action, 1945 Monroe R. Bethman • Alexander Price • Robert M. Miller • Horace L. Funk • . . . Map (db m23496) WM
53Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Doylestown High School — 1890 - 1973
This plaque is dedicated to the long procession of devoted administrators, teachers, and students who constituted the School. The School consisted of first through twelfth grade and an opportunity class now called special education. Built . . . Map (db m21490) HM
54Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Doylestown National Guard Armory
Built in 1909, the Doylestown National Guard Armory stood on this site for more than 100 years, original home to the only military unit based in Bucks County: Company G, 6th Infantry Regiment, National Guard of Pennsylvania. Having served as . . . Map (db m136895) HM
55Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — General George Washington
enroute from Valley Forge, Pennsylvania to Monmouth, New Jersey, spent the night of June 19-1778 at the farm house directly back of this marker. The Continental Army encamped along the road and billeted in the village of . . . Map (db m116078) HM
56Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — James A. Michener — (1907 - 1997)
The world famous author grew up in Doylestown and graduated in 1925 from the public school formerly here, having been a top-ranking student. His first novel, "Tales of the South Pacific", received the 1948 Pulitzer Prize for fiction. His many other . . . Map (db m21491) HM
57Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx — (1907 - 1967)
Nicknamed "Double XX" and "The Beast." Born in Sudlersville, MD. Was one of the most outstanding players in major league baseball history. He lived in Maplewood in 1951, the year he was inducted into the baseball hall of fame. His illustrious . . . Map (db m136932) HM
58Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Last Hanging
Within these walls of the Bucks County Prison, just inside the Main Gate, lived the sheriffs of Bucks County who maintained order and supervised punishment including death. On July 19, 1914 James Linzi was the last of two men hanged here and in . . . Map (db m114614) HM
59Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Margaret Mead — (1901 - 1978)
The world-renowned anthropologist and writer lived in this house and graduated in 1918 from Doylestown High School. Among her most famous works are “Coming of Age in Samoa” (1928) and “Male and Female” (1949).Map (db m22319) HM
60Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Oscar Hammerstein II — (1895-1960)
Lyricist and librettist whose collaboration with composer Richard Rodgers transformed the Broadway musical. Their works include South Pacific (1949), The King & I (1951), and The Sound of Music (1959). The bucolic landscape of Hammerstein's nearby . . . Map (db m86325) HM
61Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — The Expansion
Three years later, a capital campaign was launched to raise the funds necessary to construct a professionally oriented facility with greatly expanded exhibition galleries and an art storage vault that would meet the highest museum standards. With . . . Map (db m114639) HM
62Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — The Lenape Crossroads
Here stood an ancient crossroads, the meeting place of two major Lenape trade routes dating back before 1000 AD. The route extended from Shackamaxon (Philadelphia) to Lechauwekink (Easton) and connected the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers to the . . . Map (db m114612) HM
63Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — The Mercer Museum
Castle, Fortress, or Museum Surprisingly this building has always been a museum. Henry Mercer designed it specifically to house his collection. Although the design seems unusual, it met Mercer's goals perfectly. He believed that a . . . Map (db m114640) HM
64Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — The Museum
After a century of use, the antiquated prison was closed on June 18, 1985. That same year the warden's house was placed on the National Register of Historic Buildings and Sites. For many years the Bucks County Council on the Arts (predecessor to . . . Map (db m114638) HM
65Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — The Site
In 1884, due to overcrowding at the county jail, a grassy field on Pine Street was chosen to house a new Bucks County prison. Groundbreaking took place on April 21, 1884. Stone work from the former jail, located on Main and Court Street in . . . Map (db m114634) HM
66Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — Thinking Green
Green Roofs: A Long History Green roof technology is not new. As far back as the 4th century, ancient writings mention the Hanging Gardens of Babylon in the Middle East. Sod and thatch roofs have also been used in Europe for centuries. An . . . Map (db m116112) HM
67Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — W. Atlee Burpee — (1858-1915)
Founder at age 18 of the seed company bearing his name. At Fordhook Farm nearby, he developed Golden Bantam Corn, Bush Lima Beans, Iceberg Lettuce, & other plant varieties. He gave this park to the Borough in honor of his wife Blanche.Map (db m86319) HM
68Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — W. W. H. Davis — (1820-1910)
Statesman, historian, author, lawyer, soldier, he wrote 10 books, rose to Civil War general, was acting governor of the Territory of New Mexico, and founded the Bucks Historical Society (1880). He lived here for 51 years.Map (db m156348) HM
69Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown — William H. Eastburn III, Esquire (1932-2008) — A Lawyer For All Seasons
Bill Eastburn, was a tall, imposing man - his good looks and magnetism made him almost larger than life. A graduate of Trinity College and Penn Law School, he became a top trial lawyer and the managing partner of the law firm of Eastburn & Gray . . . Map (db m114608) HM
70Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown, Doylestown Township — Community Service and Veterans Memorial
This monument honors the citizens of Doylestown Township and surrounding Central Bucks municipalities who through public service and volunteerism have devoted themselves to the betterment and welfare of their communities as well as those who have . . . Map (db m23458) HM
71Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown, Doylestown Township — Henry Chapman Mercer — (1856 - 1930)
Archaeologist, scholar, collector, tile maker. Mercer was born and worked in Doylestown. Between 1908 & 1916, he designed and built three unique concrete structures: Fonthill, his castle-like home; the Moravian Pottery & Tile Works, where he made . . . Map (db m23461) HM
72Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown, New Britain Township — Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader
Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader, lived and ran a camp for inner-city Philadelphia and New York, NY, youth on this property of 23 acres called Lacitadelle Camp (now Manor), named after the . . . Map (db m136929) HM
73Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown, Plumstead Township — Air Force — Established September 18, 1947
[Chronology] Revolutionary War · 1775-1783 April 19, 1775 "Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins The War of 1812 · 1812-1815 The Mexican War · 1846-1848 The Indian Wars · 1835-1891 The Civil War · . . . Map (db m143917) HM
74Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown, Plumstead Township — Army — Established June 14, 1775
[Chronology] Revolutionary War · 1775-1783 April 19, 1775 "Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins June 14, 1775 Continental Army established July 3, 1775 George Washington appointed Commander . . . Map (db m143998) HM WM
75Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown, Plumstead Township — Coast Guard — Established August 4, 1790
[Chronology] Revolutionary War · 1775-1783 April 19, 1775 "Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins 1789 The Lighthouse Service was established under the Revenue Marine Service 1790 Revenue . . . Map (db m143902) HM WM
76Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown, Plumstead Township — Marines — Established November 10, 1775
[Chronology] Revolutionary War · 1775-1783 April 19, 1775 "Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins November 10, 1775 Continental Congress authorized the first two Continental Marine Battalions March . . . Map (db m143969) HM WM
77Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown, Plumstead Township — Navy — Established October 6, 1775
[Chronology] Revolutionary War · 1775-1783 April 19, 1775 "Shot Heard Around the World," the American Revolution begins October 6, 1775 Continental NAVY established December 1775 Eric Hopkins appointed Commander of . . . Map (db m144330) HM WM
78Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown, Plumstead Township — The Doan Gang
In 1783 the Pa. State Government declared six Doan family members outlaws for robberies, burglaries, and felonies. During the Revolutionary War, the Doans of Plumstead Twp. spied for and sold stolen horses to the British Army. They robbed the county . . . Map (db m86298) HM
79Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Doylestown, Plumstead Township — The Plumstead Township Veterans Park
Who is a Veteran? "A veteran - whether active duty, retired, National Guard or Reserve - is someone who, at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check made payable to 'The United States of America' for an amount of 'up to and including . . . Map (db m143865) HM WM
80Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Dublin — Dublin Honor Roll — World War II
Ralph Huddle [Died in service] Elmer E. Shultz • Aloysius Happ • Henry Young Matthew Stanowski • Harleigh Detweiler • Francis Bishop Richard Worthington • Robert Rufe • Lester Rod Edward Grace • Herbert Stauffer Jr. • Alex Kosiw . . . Map (db m114604) WM
81Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Dublin — Former U.S. Post Office — Dublin, Pa. • 1923-1975
Historic PlaceMap (db m114602) HM
82Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Durham — Durham Township Grist Mill — National Register of Historic Places
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places By the United States Department of the InteriorMap (db m163691) HM
83Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Durham, Durham Township — The Durham Boat
In the 1700's, Robert Durham built his historical boat in Durham, Pa. These boats were used to ship cannon balls, made at the Durham Furnace, to Philadelphia during the Revolutionary War. On Christmas Eve, in 1776, Washington and his men crossed the . . . Map (db m21785) HM
84Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Falls Township — Historic Fallsington
One of the first places settled in Pennsylvania, this village has retained a great many of the fine houses of its provincial period. The Friends Meeting organized in 1683 was attended by William Penn in 1701. The original building of 1692 stood near . . . Map (db m160197) HM
85Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Fallsington, Falls Township — Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends — 1683 - 1933
The first Falls Meeting House built here in 1690 on 6 acres given by Samuel Burges The second House, 1728 The third, present, house, to left, 1789 The fourth, present, house, to right, 1841 Here William Penn attended and . . . Map (db m30601) HM
86Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Fallsington, Falls Township — Falls Township World War Memorial
Erected by the Citizens of Falls Township to commemorate the patriotic service of these men & women in The World War 1917 - 1919 [Roll of Honored Dead] ?aroline H. Christman • Edward B. Watson • William H. Duke Jr. • William . . . Map (db m82197) WM
87Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Feasterville-Trevose, Lower Southampton Township — The Playwicki Farm Labyrinth
This Labyrinth was inspired by an ancient symbol for harmony and unity, the Vesica Pisces. Two symmetrical circles overlap forming an eye-shaped center enclosing the Common Ground shared by the circles. Following the events of 9-11, designer . . . Map (db m31196) HM
88Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Hartsville, Warwick Township — Early Life on the Moland Farm
Unfortunately, there are few contemporary descriptions of the area at that time. The local “Scotch-Irish” of the 18th century were not as concerned with keeping records of their daily activities as they were with keeping records of their . . . Map (db m167757) HM
89Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Hartsville, Warwick Township — Welcome to the Moland House
On August 10, 1777, George Washington chose the Moland House as his headquarters while awaiting military intelligence on British naval and troop movements. With him were 11,000 Continental and militia soldiers encamped on the farms surrounding the . . . Map (db m86375) WM
90Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Hellertown, Springfield Township — Luncheon Site
This stone marks the luncheon site of the famous Walking Purchase by Edward Marshall and his associates in the year 1737.Map (db m173194) HM
91Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Hellertown, Springfield Township — Walking Purchase
Measured 1737, according to a supposed Indian deed of 1686, granting lands extending a day-and-a-half walk. Using picked men to force this measure to its limit, Thomas Penn reversed his father's Indian policy losing Indian friendship.Map (db m86294) HM
92Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Hulmeville — Borough of Hulmeville — Formerly Milford Mills
This Borough was named in honor of John Hulme, Jr., a leading industrialist, who purchased the village in 1795. He established here the Farmers National Bank, the first bank in Bucks County, in 1814. At the time, the community was a center of . . . Map (db m208051) HM
93Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Hulmeville — Borough of Hulmeville — Formerly Milford Mills
This Borough was named in honor of John Hulme, Jr., a leading industrialist, who purchased the village in 1795. He established here the Farmers National Bank, the first bank in Bucks County, in 1814. At the time, the community was a center of . . . Map (db m208053) HM
94Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Hulmeville — Hulmeville Memorial — ★ ★ ★ 🦅 ★ ★ ★
Honor Roll of World War I 1918 Bennett, George W. • Blessing, William C. • Brown, Clarence M. • Dayhoff, Clarence D. • Dayhoff, Russell S. • Gill, Harry S. • Coheen, Harry J. • Haefner, C. Wesley • Harrison, G. Russell • . . . Map (db m208056) WM
95Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Kintnersville, Durham Township — Canal Boats — Delaware Canal Lock 21
Boatbuilding American canal boats met standards as unique as their canals. Here, the preferred boat met Lehigh Coal and Navigation Company’s specifications of 87 ½ feet long, 10.5 feet wide and 7 ½ feet tall. The wooden . . . Map (db m86687) HM
96Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Kintnersville, Durham Township — Delaware Canal
Here is Lock No. 21 in a series of 23 lift locks, numbered from Bristol to Easton. The aqueduct over Cooks Creek is one of nine which carried water and shipping across branches of the Delaware River.Map (db m19233) HM
97Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Kintnersville, Springfield Township — Gallows Hill
Here, Edward Marshall and his associates of the famous Indian Walk of a day and a half, September 19-20, 1737, left the Old Durham Road on the first day and followed the well-beaten Indian path which led Northwesterly through present Hellertown, . . . Map (db m193428) HM
98Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Langhorne — Archaeology and History — Revolutionary War Burial Site
A grave like any hole dug into the earth interrupts the natural layering of soil. For that reason, it can be distinguished as an anomaly—irregular in texture and color in comparison to undisturbed soil at that level. Although cross-section . . . Map (db m85990) HM
99Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Langhorne — Middletown Township World War I Memorial — Langhorne, Langhorne Manor, South Langhorne, Hulmeville
. . . Map (db m23452) WM
100Pennsylvania, Bucks County, Langhorne — Mollie Woods Hare — (1881-1956)
She played a significant role in the development and advancement of theory and practice of educating children with intellectual disabilities. Founded by Hare in 1913, the Woods Schools evolved into a nationally recognized center emphasizing the . . . Map (db m85989) HM

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