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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Newtown Township, Pennsylvania

 
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Location of Newtown Township, Pennsylvania
    Bucks County (250)
    Lehigh County (105)
    Montgomery County (234)
    Northampton County (193)
    Philadelphia County (711)
    Burlington County, New Jersey (278)
    Hunterdon County, New Jersey (355)
    Mercer County, New Jersey (286)
    Warren County, New Jersey (120)
 
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1Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown Township — Address by President Lincoln — At the Dedication of the Gettysburg National Cemetery — November 19, 1863 —
Four score and seven years ago our fathers brought forth on this continent, a new nation, conceived in Liberty, and dedicated to the proposition that all men are created equal. Now we are engaged in a great civil war, testing whether that nation, . . . Map (db m136467) HM
2Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown Township — Boyd-Yardley House — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 17
This building sits on land that was on the edge of the Newtown Common next to the original townstead land of Christopher Taylor. This property was originally purchased in 1796 by James Boyd “Minister of the Gospel” of the Presbyterian . . . Map (db m28136) HM
3Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown Township — Brooks House — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 16
The Newtown Commons was designed to be land shared by everyone in the Borough and Township. Unfortunately, because no one owned the land, no one took care of it. It appears that some people simply moved onto the land, built a house and lived there. . . . Map (db m29871) HM
4Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown Township — Durham Road Toll House — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 19
The Newtown and Wrightstown Turnpike (Durham) Toll House was in operation from approximately 1870 to 1920, when it was originally located at this site at the intersection of Sycamore Street (532) and Durham Road (413). The toll house served as the . . . Map (db m28132) HM
5Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown Township — Elinor Slack Campbell
Dedicated in memory of Elinor Slack Campbell A Founding Member Of The Newtown Township Historical Architectural Review Board. A Life Member And Historian Of The Presbyterian Church. History was her passion Preservation her . . . Map (db m29835) HM
6Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown Township — Goodnoe Farm & Dairy Bar — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 18
The original structure on this property was likely built in about 1725 as the early settlers cabin of William Buckman. In 1918, John Goodnoe purchased the 78 acre farm located at 298 North Sycamore Street and started delivering produce grown from . . . Map (db m28133) HM
7Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown Township — Old Presbyterian Church — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 13
The Old Presbyterian Church was erected on North Sycamore Street in 1769 to replace the original 1734 log structure that stood a half mile to the west on Swamp Road near the high school and the bypass. In 1776, George Washington used this church . . . Map (db m29836) HM
8Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown Township — Randall Double House — 1893
Erected by James Randall (Randall Carriage Works) for his employees Builder: Garrett Girton Sycamore Street Extension Newtown Historical DistrictMap (db m29832) HM
9Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Newtown Township — William Penn's New Town — Newtown Heritage Walk No. 14
On March 4, 1681, Charles II granted William Penn a vast tract of land in the New World as payment for the debt the King owed Penn's father. The tract awarded to Penn included all of the land west of New Jersey, north of Maryland and south of New . . . Map (db m29833) HM
10Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — 7th Day Baptist Cemetery — 1717
Burial Place of Elizabeth Wayne, Mother of General Anthony Wayne and many Original settlers. Still In use todayMap (db m146279) HM
11Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Bartram Bridge — c. 1860 — The last remaining covered bridge in Delaware County, PA —
Built by Ferdinand Wood Designed that the portals be “Hi and wide as a load of hay” Cost shared by Delaware and Chester Counties Named for Mordecai Bartram Map (db m92214) HM
12Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Betsy Ross — 1752 - 1836
Betsy Ross is best known for making the first American flag. After losing her first husband to the American Revolution in 1776, Mrs. Ross continued to run their upholstery business, making extra income by mending uniforms and making supplies for . . . Map (db m159362) HM
13Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Clara Harlowe Barton — 1821 - 1912
Clara Harlowe Barton founded the American Red Cross in 1881 and served as its first president until her resignation in 1904. During her tenure, Ms. Barton expanded the mission of the Red Cross from providing relief for sick and wounded soldiers . . . Map (db m146273) HM
14Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Daniel Williamson House — c. 1692
Daniel acquired 450 acre tract From Thomas Rudyard in 1692, Main House built in three sections, 1692, 1794, 1801. East end oldest. Huge walk in fireplaceMap (db m96011) HM
15Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Elizabeth Fry — 1780 - 1845
In 1817, Elizabeth Fry founded the Association for the Improvement of the Female Prisoners in Newgate, a women's prison in Newgate, England. The group was formed to improve the lives of female prisoners. In 1818, Fry testified on prison . . . Map (db m159361) HM
16Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Harrison House — C. 1700
Home of Robert Harrison, 2 ½ Story Stucco Over Stone. Old features intact. Connected to original section by a stone wall. It is a 1 ½ Story banked Springhouse, with living quarters & fireplace. 1776 date stone above entrance. Owned by . . . Map (db m146281) HM
17Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — High Larches — c. 1734
Formerly called Willow Dell Farm Early Evan Lewis Tract Dated 1724 Map (db m159386) HM
18Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Hood Octagonal School
. . . Map (db m159623) HM
19Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Horace Lewis House — C. 1850
Resided here, known as "Store-Keepers House" Store at Corner Rt3. 252 & West Chester Pike. Lived to age 96. Wife Elizabeth Calvert to age 98 Both descendents of early families Map (db m146277) HM
20Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Jane Addams — 1860 - 1935
Winner of the 1931 Nobel Peace Prize, Jane Addams was known for her work as a social reformer, pacifist and feminist during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Addams opened one of the first settlement houses in North America providing . . . Map (db m146268) HM
21Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Louisa May Alcott — 1832 - 1888
Louisa May Alcott is best known as the author of the American Classic novel 'Little Women.' In here early writing career Alcott published poems, short stories, thrillers and juvenile tales under various pseudonyms while also working as a nurse . . . Map (db m146269) HM
22Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Mary Lyon — 1797 - 1849
Mary Lyon was an education pioneer and was founder of what today is known as Mount Holyoke College. Despite having no formal training of her own, Lyon was committed to providing women with the same challenging curriculum found at men's . . . Map (db m146267) HM
23Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Newtown Friends Meeting — 1711
Founded by William Lewis. First Meeting for the Quaker Faith held Fifth Month 28, 1707. Reconstructed in 1791 Map (db m146275) HM
24Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Paper Mill House — 1828 - 1872
Originally Crosley Mill General Store. Ceased Operation in 1872. First Industrial Tract in Newtown. 12 Mills were Located on the Creek Near Paper Mill Road.Map (db m146280) HM
25Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Paper Mill House & Museum / Mills Along Darby Creek — Newtown Square Historical Society
Paper Mill House & Museum About the Society The Newtown Square Historical Society is an all-volunteer non-profit organization established in 1984. We are always seeking new members and those who would like to be involved in the goals, . . . Map (db m146284) HM
26Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Pratt Springhouse — C. 1750
Springhouse for Lewis/Pratt Homestead Directly east at 11 Fox Chase Circle. Water from spring flowed into the tanyard Stream & pond located to the south. 2 ½ story stucco over stone, original hand hewn beams & pegged rafters. Date . . . Map (db m146274) HM
27Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Preston Mansion — 1805
Unspoiled Federal Mansion Eleven Fireplaces Original Woodwork and Paneling Historically Significant Map (db m146264) HM
28Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Square Inn — 1742
Public House of Entertainment Innkeeper was John West father of artist Benjamin West. Located in Penn’s Town Square. Operated until 1771.Map (db m92198) HM
29Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — Thomas Moore House — 1783
Built by Thomas Moore, Stucco over Stone. Built in Three Sections, Middle Part has Datestone MTM 1783, Original Fireplaces, Paneling, Attic Floor Covered with Mortar. At one time used as a Trading Post.Map (db m113085) HM
30Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — William Lewis Barn Complex — C. 1708
Barn, Granary, Hayhouse, Milkhouse and Springhouse across Goshen Road once part of William Lewis property, directly to the West. the three story Granary with exposed rafters converted to Main Residence.Map (db m146263) HM
31Pennsylvania (Delaware County), Newtown Township — William Lewis House — C. 1708
Massive Hand-hewn Beams 10 Foot Walk-in Fireplace General Potters Outpost American Revolution 1777-78 Second Section 1750's Map (db m146253) HM
 
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