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Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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  • Pvt Jacob Scheuler Oberholtzer, (USA) (c.1741 - 1811)
    Burial: Old Hereford Mennonite Cemetery, Berks Co., Pa. Death: 29 APR 1811 in Bechtelsville, Berks Co, PA Note: Will Abstract: OBERHOLTZER, JACOB, Colebrookdale. November 28, 1810 - May 27, 1811. Provi...
  • George Plasterer (1778 - 1817)
  • Harold R. Barndt (1926 - 1937)
    Mennonite Heritage Center, 565 Yoder Road, Page 11 of 148 Harleysville, PA 19438; phone: 215-256-3020; e-mail:
  • Betty Benner (Maugle) (1931 - 2009)
  • Stephen Stapler (1725 - c.1797)
    DAR Ancestor #: A214055 Stephen Stapler was born in 1725. Note: the image record refers to the 10th month, 24th day, 1725. Ancestry is suggesting 24 Dec 1725 to account for the Julian calendar. [1]...

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Bucks County is one of the three original counties created by colonial proprietor William Penn in 1682. Penn named the county after Buckinghamshire, the county where he lived in England. He built a country estate called Pennsbury Manor in Falls Township, Bucks County.

Some places in Bucks County were named after locations in Buckinghamshire, including Buckingham and Buckingham Township, named after the former county town of Buckinghamshire; Chalfont, named after Chalfont St Giles, the parish home of William Penn's first wife and the location of the Jordans Quaker Meeting House, where Penn is buried; Solebury Township, named after Soulbury, England; and Wycombe, named after the town of High Wycombe.

Bucks County was originally much larger than it is today. Northampton County was formed in 1752 from part of Bucks County, and Lehigh County was formed in 1812 from part of Northampton County.

During the American Revolution, General George Washington and his troops camped in Bucks County as they prepared to cross the Delaware River to take Trenton, New Jersey, by surprise on the morning of December 26, 1776. Their successful attack on Britain's Hessian forces was a turning point in the American War of Independence. The town of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania and Washington Crossing Historic Park were named to commemorate the event.

Adjacent Counties

List of Towns in Bucks County

Northampton Township



Place Names, published in 1955

Bucks County Genealogical Society

National Register of Historic Places