Our Towns

Doylestown coffee house

Written by Jeffery Marshall and photographed by Randl Bye

Spires in the Distance

Moving the county seat from Newtown to Doylestown in 1813 led to the noticeable historic architecture and present day prosperity of what began as a very plain rural village

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Tourists stream into this small Bucks County borough daily to enjoy the architecture, the shops, the Playhouse, the galleries and the restaurants. New Hope has energy, vitality, a cache and a long and a fascinating history. more

Mar 17, 2014 5:17 PM

Quakertown got its name from the Quaker meetinghouse that was built there in 1723. Quakers began coming to Richland Township in 1710, but beginning in 1730 Germans began moving into the Township and quickly outnumbered the English Quakers. more

Mar 17, 2014 5:10 PM

This picturesque Lower Bucks County town, now called Langhorne, played a small role in the Revolutionary War and for a while gained fame as a resort more

Mar 17, 2014 5:01 PM

Bristol is as old as Pennsylvania. In 1681 Samuel Clift received title to 262 acres covering the original part of Bristol—the same day as the Proprietary Charter of Pennsylvania. The grant was for a tract of land on the Delaware River, “at the mouth more

Mar 13, 2013 11:41 AM

Built on land once set aside for freed indentured servants, Perkasie and Sellersville grew as the railroad brought industry and an a special identity for each of these picturesque Upper Bucks County towns more

Sep 13, 2012 2:53 PM

Lake Afton, Yardley

Randl Bye

Being close to the Delaware River, having a gristmill and a picturesque mill pond made Yardley a great place to be right from its beginnings more

Dec 6, 2012 2:55 PM

Newtown

Photograph by Randl Bye

There are actually two Newtowns. Newtown is the name of both a borough and township located in the central, southern portion of Bucks County. What is know as the “town of Newtown”, lies in both the borough and township. by Jeffrey Marshall more

Jun 21, 2012 12:57 PM Home

Newtown Guide