National Register Listings in
Bucks County, Pennsylvania

Andalusia Atkinson Road Bridge Belmont Bridge in Buckingham Township Bridge in Solebury Township Bridge in Tinicum Township Bridge in Yardley Borough Bridge Valley Bridge Bristol Historic District Bristol Industrial Historic District Brownsburg Village Historic District Buckingham Friends Meeting House Buckingham Friends Meeting House Buckmanville Historic District Burroughs, John, Homestead Byecroft Farm Complex Cabin Run Covered Bridge Campbell's Bridge Carversville Historic District Center Bridge Historic District Chalfont Historic District Chapman, John, House Churchville Historic District Cintra Craft, Gershom, House Craven Hall Cuttalossa Valley Historic District Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal Delbar Products, Inc. Dolington Village Historic District Dorrance Mansion Doylestown Historic District Dungan, Pugh, House Durham Mill and Furnace Dyerstown Historic District Eagle Tavern Eakin, John, Farm Edgemont Ely, Joshua, House Erwinna Covered Bridge Fallsington Historic District Fonthill Fonthill, Mercer Museum and Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Fordhook Farm Forest Grove Historic District Fountain House Frankenfield Covered Bridge Fullam, John and Alice, House Funk, Jacob, House and Barn Gardenville-North Branch Rural Historic District General Stores and Mold Loft Building-Harriman Yard of the Merchant Shipbuilding Corporation Gilbert, Thomas and Lydia, Farm Green Hills Farm Grundy Mill Complex Half-Moon Inn Hammerstein, Oscar, II, Farm Hampton Hill Harewood and Beechwood Harriman Historic District Hayhurst Farm Highland Park Camp Meeting Holicong Village Historic District Honey Hollow Watershed Hough, John and Phineas, House Hulmeville Historic District Ivyland Historic District James, Morgan, Homestead James-Lorah House Jefferson Avenue School Jefferson Land Association Historic District Keith House-Washington's Headquarters Kitchen, William, House Knecht's Mill Covered Bridge Lacey, Gen. John, Homestead Langhorne Historic District Langhorne Library Langhorne Manor School Leedom, David, Farm Liberty Hall Little Jerusalem AME Church Longland Loux Covered Bridge Lumberville Historic District Makefield Meeting Mechanicsville Village Historic District Mercer Museum Moland House Moravian Pottery and Tile Works Nakashima, George, Woodworker Complex New Hope Village District Newtown Creek Bridge Newtown Friends Meetinghouse and Cemetery Newtown Historic District Newtown Historic District (Boundary Increase) Newtown Historic District (Boundary Increase: North and South Extensions) Newtown Presbyterian Church Palmer, Amos, House Pemberton, Phineas, House Penn's Park General Store Complex Penns Park Historic District Pennsbury Manor Perkasie Park Camp Meeting Phillips Mill Historic District Pine Valley Covered Bridge Point Pleasant Historic District Quakertown Historic District Quakertown Passenger and Freight Station Red Hill Church and School Rhoads Homestead Richardson, Joseph, House Ridge Valley Rural Historic District Riegel, Benjamin, House Riverside Farm Roberts, Enoch, House Shaw Historic District Sheard's Mill Covered Bridge Sheard, Levi, Mill Shelly School Slate Hill Cemetery Smith Family Farmstead Smith, William, House Sotcher Farmhouse South Perkasie Covered Bridge Southampton Baptist Church and Cemetery Spinner House Spring Valley Historic District Springdale Historic District Springhouse Farm Springtown Historic District St. Elizabeth's Convent Stover Mill Stover, Isaac, House Stover, Jacob, Farmstead Stover-Myers Mill Strassburger, Reuben and Elizabeth, Farmstead Summers, Lewis, Farm Summerseat Tabor Home for Needy and Destitute Children Taylor, Benjamin, Homestead Taylor, Peter, Farmstead Teller Cigar Factory Thompson, John, House Tomlinson-Huddleston House Trenton City/Calhoun Street Bridge Trevose Manor Twin Trees Farm Twining Farm Tyler, George F., Mansion Uhlerstown Historic District Uneek Havana Cigar Company Upper Aquetong Valley Historic District Van Sant Covered Bridge Vansant Farmhouse Village of Edgewood Historic District Waldenmark Walt Disney Elementary School Warner, Isaiah, Farmstead Washington Crossing State Park White Hall of Bristol College Willow Mill Complex Wrightstown Friends Meeting Complex Wrightstown Octagonal Schoolhouse Wycombe Village Historic District Yardley Historic District
Pennsylvania was the site of the deadliest nuclear accident in U.S. history. In 1979, a partial meltdown occurred at the Three Mile Island nuclear power plant in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
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.

This timeline provides a condensed summary of the historical journey of Bucks County, Pennsylvania.

  • 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.