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  • Christian Hess (1748 - 1834)
    A Patriot of the American Revolution for PENNSYLVANIA with the rank of SOLDIER. DAR Ancestor # A204882 GEDCOM Source @R-848899903@ Ancestry Family Trees Online publication - Provo, UT, USA: Ance...
  • Brenda Farmer (1946 - 2005)
    Brenda Fehr Farmer, 59, a 27-year resident of Langhorne Manor borough, died at home on Tuesday, February 15, 2005. She was born in Pen Argyl. A graduate of Bangor High School, she attended Slippery Roc...
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    Lauren Holly
    A striking and intelligent leading lady, Lauren Holly found success as an actress in both television and film. She is known for her role as Deputy Sheriff Maxine Stewart in the TV series Picket Fences,...
  • Joseph Hartley, Jr. (1773 - 1868)
    Photo provided by: YORK REHN GENEALOGY, added 6/25/2014 to Find A Grave Memorial# 21654850 Joseph Hartley, Jr BIRTH 10 Feb 1773 Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA DEATH 28 Jan 1868 (aged 94) USA BURIAL ...
  • Elijah Hawk (1751 - 1787)
    COYE LESLIE HIMEBAUGH, Washington, D. C. (12695). Son of Coin and Eva L. (Holbrook) Himebaugh; grandson of Isaac and Mary (Hawks) Holbrook; great-grandson of Elijah and Betsy (Antisdel) Hawks, Jr.; g...

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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.

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List of Towns in Bucks County



Place Names, published in 1955

Bucks County Genealogical Society

National Register of Historic Places

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