Historical Markers in
Bucks County, Pennsylvania

104th Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment 1748 Fountain House 9/11 NYC Emergency Responders' Memorial A Nation's Signature Event Aaron Siskind Abraham Lincoln Address by President Lincoln Air Force Andalusia Aquetong Creek Archaeology and History Army Bird in Hand Bogart's Tavern Boyd-Yardley House Brick Hotel Bristol Bristol Township Vietnam Veterans Memorial Brooks House Bucks County Bucks County Jail Bucks County Korean War Memorial Bucks County Persian Gulf War Memorial Bucks County Vietnam War Memorial Bucks County War Memorial Bucks County World War II Memorial Camp Lacey / Doylestown Fair Canal Boats Canal Office Cannon Carversville Historic District Casimir A. Sienkiewicz Charles Sheeler Coast Guard Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft Colonial Shipbuilder's Tools Columbus 500 Celebration Community Service and Veterans Memorial Corporate Business Partner Entrance Courtyard and W.B.U.X. Sculpture Garden Cross Roads Delaware Canal Delaware Canal Delaware Canal Delaware Canal Delaware Canal / Pennsylvania Canal Doylestown Agricultural Works Doylestown Fire Company No. 1 World War II Memorial Doylestown High School Doylestown National Guard Armory Dublin Honor Roll Durham Bat Mine Durham Furnace Durham Road Milestone Durham Road Toll House Durham Township 9-11 Memorial Durham Township Veterans Memorial Flagpole and Terrace Edward Hicks Edward Hicks House Edward Marshall-Walker Elinor Slack Campbell Falls Monthly Meeting of Friends Falls Township War Memorial Falls Township World War II Memorial Falls Township World War Memorial February 9, 1778 Ferry Landing Former U.S. Post Office Friends Meeting General George Washington George Nakashima Golden Pheasant Inn Goodnoe Farm & Dairy Bar Grandchild of Cambridge Elm Gray Stones Half-Moon Inn Harriet Ross Tubman Henry Chapman Mercer Hiram Williams Pursell Honey Hollow Watershed Honey Hollow Watershed Honey Hollow Watershed Independence Hall Stones Indian Logan James A. Michener James Emory "Jimmie" Foxx John Fitch's Steamboat John J. Stover House John Kulick and Tristan Smith John Pidcock John Wells Johnsville Naval Air Development Center Joseph Ridgway Grundy Justices House Katharine Drexel Langhorne Speedway Last Hanging Layle Lane (1893 - 1976), educator, social activist, humanitarian and political leader Lenni-Lenape (Delaware) Indians Levittown Life Along the Canal Lincoln Highway Delaware River Lock No. 2 Log College Loyalist Raid of 1778 Margaret Mead Marines Marker 19T Martin Johnson Heade Mid-Atlantic Highlands Mid-Atlantic Highlands Middletown Township World War I Memorial Mills Moland House Mollie Woods Hare Moon Williamson Log House Navy New Hope Mills New Hope World War I Memorial Newtown - County Seat Newtown and Vicinity World War I Honor Roll Newtown Borough Hall Newtown Common & Creek Newtown Library Company Newtown War Memorial Old Millstone Old Presbyterian Church Old Revolutionary Fort Oscar Hammerstein II Paxson-Croasdale Building & Trolley Pearl S. Buck Pearl S. Buck (1892 - 1973) Pennsbury Pennsbury Manor Pennsylvania Pennsylvania Canal Pennsylvannia War Dog Memorial Playwicky Indian Town Pvt. Michael Dougherty Quakertown Alive! Quakertown Borough Randall Double House Red Cedar Replica of the Liberty Bell Rev. Alfred Earle Revolutionary War Burial Site Richard Moore Richboro Nike Missile Battery PH-07 Riegelsville Riegelsville Civil War Memorial Riegelsville Roebling Bridge Road to Monmouth Battlefield Robert Morris Robertson Art Tile Company Samuel D. Ingham Solebury National Bank Stocking Works Stover-Meyers Mill Summerseat Temperance House The Basin The Battle of the Crooked Billet The Birthplace of Edward Hicks The Doan Gang The Durham Boat The Durham Boat The Expansion The First National Bank The First Weather Satellite The Fries Rebellion of 1799 The Growth of a Village The Lenape Crossroads The Mercer Museum The Museum The Playwicki Farm Labyrinth The Plumstead Township Veterans Park The Puerto Rican Monument of Bristol The Riegelsville Academy and Public Library The Ring The Site The Tidal Lock Thinking Green Thompson-Neely House Tides at Neshaminy Treasure Island Reservation Tullytown Veterans Memorial Unknown Soldiers of the Continental Army Vansant House Veterans Memorial Veterans Memorial, Bridgeton Twp W. Atlee Burpee Walking Purchase Walking Purchase Walking Purchase War Memorial War Memorial War Memorial Warminster Community Park-Sandpiper Washington Crossed the Delaware Washington Crossing Washington Crossing Washington Crossing the Delaware Washington's Crossing of Delaware Washington’s Crossing and March to Trenton Welcome to the Moland House White Hall Whitehall William Best William H. Eastburn III, Esquire (1932-2008) William Penn William Penn and His Indian Neighbors William Penn, Shipbuilder William Penn's New Town William Penn's Personal Sailing Barge William Penn’s First Walking Purchase World War I Memorial
Pennsylvania was home to the first all-volunteer firefighting company in America, which was established in Philadelphia in 1736.

Bucks County, Pennsylvania, has a rich and diverse history that dates back thousands of years. The county is located in the southeastern part of the state and is one of the three original counties established by William Penn in 1682. The area was initially inhabited by Native American tribes, including the Lenni Lenape, who lived off the land and established settlements along the Delaware River.

In the 17th century, European settlers began to arrive in Bucks County, primarily from England, Wales, and Germany. These settlers were attracted to the fertile land and natural resources of the area. They established prosperous farming communities and built mills along the county's many creeks and rivers, utilizing water power to grind grain and saw lumber.

During the American Revolution, Bucks County played a significant role. It was the site of several important battles and skirmishes, including the Battle of Crooked Billet in 1778. The county's strategic location along the Delaware River made it a crucial crossing point for troops and supplies.

In the 19th and 20th centuries, Bucks County underwent significant economic and social changes. Industrialization brought new opportunities, and the county experienced growth in sectors such as manufacturing and textiles. The development of transportation infrastructure, including railways and canals, further propelled the county's economic progress. Bucks County also became a popular destination for artists and writers seeking inspiration in its picturesque landscapes and quaint towns.

Today, Bucks County continues to thrive as a vibrant and diverse community. Its rich history is preserved in numerous historical sites and museums, attracting tourists and residents alike. The county remains an important cultural and economic hub in Pennsylvania, offering a blend of rural charm and modern amenities.

  • 1682 - William Penn receives land grant for Pennsylvania from King Charles II.
  • 1682 - Bucks County is established as one of the original counties in Pennsylvania.
  • 1684 - First courthouse in Bucks County is built in Fallsington.
  • 1711 - Bucks County's first jail is constructed in Bristol.
  • 1776 - Bucks County residents play a significant role in the American Revolution, with the Battle of Trenton fought nearby.
  • 1812 - The Doylestown Courthouse is built, which becomes the county seat.
  • 1827 - The first steam-powered mill is constructed in Bucks County.
  • 1850 - The Delaware Canal is completed, connecting Bucks County to Philadelphia.
  • 1893 - The first electric trolley line is established in Bucks County, revolutionizing transportation.
  • 1938 - Bucks County Playhouse opens in New Hope, becoming a renowned theater venue.
  • 1979 - Washington Crossing Historic Park is established, commemorating George Washington's crossing of the Delaware River.
  • 1989 - Bucks County Community College opens its Upper Bucks Campus in Perkasie.