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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Newtown Township, Pennsylvania
Location of Newtown Township, Pennsylvania
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|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|
|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|
| 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|
| 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|
| 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|
|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|
| 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|
Erected by James Randall
(Randall Carriage Works)
for his employees
Builder: Garrett Girton
Sycamore Street Extension
Newtown Historical District — — Map (db m29832) HM|
| 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|
|Burial Place of Elizabeth Wayne, Mother of General Anthony Wayne and many Original settlers. Still In use today — — Map (db m146279) HM|
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|
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|
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|
|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 fireplace — — Map (db m96011) HM|
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|
|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|
Willow Dell Farm
Early Evan Lewis Tract
— — Map (db m159386) HM|
| . . . — — Map (db m159623) HM|
Resided here, known as
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|
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|
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|
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|
Founded by William Lewis.
First Meeting for the Quaker Faith held Fifth Month 28, 1707.
Reconstructed in 1791
— — Map (db m146275) HM|
|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|
|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|
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|
Unspoiled Federal Mansion
Original Woodwork and Paneling
— — Map (db m146264) HM|
Public House of Entertainment
Innkeeper was John West father
of artist Benjamin West.
Located in Penns Town Square.
Operated until 1771. — — Map (db m92198) HM|
|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|
|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|
Massive Hand-hewn Beams
10 Foot Walk-in Fireplace
General Potters Outpost
American Revolution 1777-78
Second Section 1750's
— — Map (db m146253) HM|