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Encyclopedia > Doylestown, Pennsylvania
Borough of Doylestown
Borough
Bucks County Court House
Seal
Named for: William Doyle
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Area 2.2 mi² (5.7 km²)
 - land 2.2 mi² (5.7 km²)
 - water 0.0 mi² (0 km²), 0%
Center
 - coordinates 40°18′46″N 75°07′44″W / 40.31278, -75.12889Coordinates: 40°18′46″N 75°07′44″W / 40.31278, -75.12889
 - elevation 456 ft (139 m)
Population 8,227 (2000)
Density 3,822.5 /mi² (1,475.9 /km²)
Founded 1745
 - Incorporated 1838 (Borough)
Mayor Libby White
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 18901, 18902
Area code 215
Location of Doylestown in Bucks County
Location of Doylestown in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States
Website : http://www.doylestownborough.net

Doylestown is the name of both a borough and the adjacent township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 34 miles (55 km) north of Philadelphia. At the turn of the century in 1900, 3,034 people lived in the borough of Doylestown, and in 1910, 3,304 people lived there. As of the 2000 census, the borough population was 8,227, and the township a population of 16,747. The borough is the county seat of Bucks County.GR6 List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 608 KB) I took this photo 10/8/06 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File links Doylestown_borough_seal_pa. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... Metronome, a public art installation showing the time in New York City The Eastern Time Zone (ET) of the Western Hemisphere falls mostly along the east coast of Northern America and the west coast of South America. ... -12 | -11 | -10 | -9:30 | -9 | -8 | -7 | -6 | -5 | -4 | -3:30 | -3 | -2:30 | -2 | -1 | -0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Eastern Daylight Time or EDT is equal to: In North America, Eastern Standard Time + 1, or UTC − 4 hours. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Official website: http://www. ... Image File history File links Download high-resolution version (1796x1710, 88 KB) Other versions Image:Map of Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... Image File history File links Pennsylvania_Locator_Map. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_PA.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Pennsylvania ... Look up Borough in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... A civil township is a widely-used unit of local government in the United States, subordinate to a county. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... Äž: For the film, see: 1900 (film). ... Year 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday [1] of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...

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History

Doylestown's origins date to 1745 when William Doyle obtained a license to build a tavern on what is now the northwest corner of Main and State Street. Known for years as "William Doyle's Tavern", its strategic location at the intersection of the road linking Swede's Ford (Norristown) and Coryell's Ferry (New Hope) (now U.S. Route 202) and the road linking Philadelphia and Easton (now PA Route 611) - allowed the hamlet to blossom into a village. The first church was erected in 1815, followed by the establishment of a succession of congregations throughout the 19th century. Norristown is a home rule municipality in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, 6 miles (10 km) northwest of the city limits of Philadelphia, on the Schuylkill River. ... New Hope, formerly Coryells Ferry, is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 2,252 at the 2000 census. ... United States Highway 202 is a highway stretching from Delaware to Maine, also passing through the states of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, New York, Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New Hampshire. ... For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... Northampton Countys location in Pennsylvania Eastons location in Northampton County Coordinates: , Country State County Northampton Government  - Mayor Sal Panto Jr. ... Route 611 is a state highway in Pennsylvania, United States, running from Interstate 95 south of downtown Philadelphia north to Interstate 380 at Tobyhanna, Pennsylvania. ...


During the first decade of the 19th century discontent developed with the location of the county seat for Bucks County because Newtown was not a central location. The more centrally located Doylestown became the county seat in 1813. An outgrowth of Doylestown's new courthouse was the development of "lawyers row", a collection of Federal-style offices. One positive consequence of early 19th century investment in the new county seat was organized fire protection, which began in 1825 with the Doylestown Fire Engine Company. Newtown is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


In 1838 the Borough of Doylestown was incorporated.


An electric telegraph station was built in 1846 and in 1856 a branch of the North Pennsylvania Railroad was completed to Doylestown. The first gas lights were introduced in 1854. Because of the town's relatively high elevation and a lack of strong water power, substantial industrial development never occurred and Doylestown evolved to have a professional and residential character. North Pennsylvania Railroad (NPR) was a railroad company formed in 1855, and served Montgomery County, Bucks County and Northampton County. ...


During the mid-nineteenth century several large tracts located east of the courthouse area were subdivided into neighborhoods. The next significant wave of development occurred after the Civil War when the 30-acre Magill property to the southwest of the town's core was subdivided for residential lots. Combatants United States of America (Union) Confederate States of America (Confederacy) Commanders Abraham Lincoln, Ulysses S. Grant Jefferson Davis, Robert E. Lee Strength 2,200,000 1,064,000 Casualties 110,000 killed in action, 360,000 total dead, 275,200 wounded 93,000 killed in action, 258,000 total...


In 1869 Doylestown established a water works. The first telephone line arrived in 1878, the same year that a new courthouse was erected. 1897 saw the first of several trolley lines connecting Doylestown with Willow Grove, Newtown and Easton beginning operation. A private sewer system and treatment plant was authorized in 1903. The Borough took over and expanded sewer service to about three-quarters of the town in 1921. Willow Grove is a census-designated place located in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, about 10 miles north of Philadelphia. ... Newtown is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. ... Northampton Countys location in Pennsylvania Eastons location in Northampton County Coordinates: , Country State County Northampton Government  - Mayor Sal Panto Jr. ...


In the early 20th century, Doylestown became best known to the outside world through the "Tools of the Nation-Maker" museum of the Bucks County Historical Society. Henry Chapman Mercer constructed the reinforced poured concrete building in 1916 to house his collection of mechanical tools and utensils. Upon his death in 1930, Mercer also left his similarly constructed home Fonthill and adjacent "Moravian Pottery and Tile Works", to be operated as a museum. The home was left on the condition that his housekeeper be allowed to live there for the rest of her life. She lived there and gave tours until the mid nineteen-seventies. Henry Chapman Mercer was born June 24th 1856 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. ... Fonthill Fonthill was the home of Henry Chapman Mercer, an archaeologist and tile maker. ... The Moravian Pottery & Tile Works is a National Historic Landmark located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. ...


By 1931, the advent of the automobile and improved highway service had put the last trolley line out of business and Doylestonians were forced to embrace the automobile as the primary means of travel within the region. The Great Depression took its toll, as many grant old houses constructed a century earlier fell into disrepair. During the 1930s, the Borough also expanded its land area to the north by admission of the tract known as the Doylestown Annex.


In the decade following World War II, Doylestown's business community boomed. During the 1940s, streets were paved for the first time in two decades and parking meters were introduced downtown in 1948. However, the Borough's post-war housing boom did not begin in earnest until the 1950s, when 550 new homes were built. This housing boom continued into the 1960s and 1970s, as more than 1,600 new homes were built during those decades and the Borough's population grew from 5,917 in 1960 to 8,717 in 1980. Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000...


As with many small towns across the country, the growth of the post war decades also brought a new competitor to the downtown business district -- the shopping mall. By the 1960s, the toll could be seen in Doylestown by the numerous vacant buildings and dilapidated storefronts in the center of town. The Bucks County Redevelopment Authority responded with a federal urban renewal scheme that called for the demolition of 27 historic buildings. The local business community objected to such wholesale clearance and responded with its own plan called Operation '64 -- the Doylestown Plan for Self-Help Downtown Renewal. This private initiative was successful in saving Doylestown's old buildings and historic character, while improving business at the same time. One historic landmark that could not be saved was the 80-year-old courthouse and clock tower, which was replaced by the present county complex in the early 1960s.


By the end of the 1980s, the downtown business district was again showing the toll of massive new competition from the latest wave of suburban shopping centers, as well as the recession that hit hardest in the northeastern states. In response, the Borough Council established a volunteer group of civic-minded representatives from business organizations, government, and the residential community to begin to formulate plans for the downtown area in 1992. This effort resulted in streetscape improvements composed of cast iron street lamps and brick pavers, facade improvements and other beautification efforts, and the establishment of a Main Street Manager Program.


As the 1990s progressed, the downtown rebuilt itself largely by turning to an out-of-town audience. Doylestown had long been respected as a bucolic tourist destination; the gentry of Philadelphia and New York frequently maintained country estates in the area, and the stars of the Manhattan theatre and literary scenes often summered there. The Mercer museums and the local National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa brought a regular stream of short term visitors through the area as well. With charitable support, the art deco County Theater was restored and reopened showing arthouse fare, and a new main library and art museum were built around the ruins of the old stone jail, across the street from Mercer's castle. An official "resort town" designation exempted the area from liquor licence caps[citation needed] and empty commercial space began to fill with a dense and vibrant nighttime scene of bars and restaurants. The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, known also as the American Czestochowa is a Polish-American Roman Catholic shrine near Doylestown, Pennsylvania, founded in 1953. ... Asheville City Hall. ...


This development goes hand in hand with the broader development of the region; as the Philadelphia metropolitan area expanded from southern into central Bucks County, the fields and farms of the communities around Doylestown quickly began to sprout housing developments, many erected by local builder Toll Brothers, who rode the "McMansion" concept they developed there to national prominence. This development brought thousands of people to the area, but the neighborhoods created often lacked longstanding institutions or discernable centers. Doylestown, more centrally located than Delaware River-fronting New Hope, PA, which had traditionally served this function, was able to position itself as the regional center of culture and nightlife. Toll Brothers is a Horsham, PA based company and the largest builder of luxury homes and luxury communities in the United States. ... A McMansion under construction McMansion is a slang architectural term which first came into use in the United States during the 1980s as a pejorative description. ... New Hope is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 2,252. ...


Personalities

Doylestown is known for being the home of author James A. Michener, architect and archaeologist Henry Chapman Mercer, lyricist and playwright Oscar Hammerstein II, nobel-prize winning author Pearl S. Buck, American Idol runner-up Justin Guarini, anthropologist Margaret Mead, actor Timothy Stack, pop star Pink, Broadway Composer Doug Katsaros, Double Dutch Bus Composer Bill Bloom, YouTube star Kevin Nalty, On A Claire Day cartoonist Carla Ventresca and motion picture director Stefan Avalos. It is also the birthplace of three One Life to Live stars: Erin Torpey (who left the show in 2003), and siblings Kristen Alderson and Eddie Alderson. British author Dodie Smith resided here while she was writing I Capture the Castle, as noted in her memoir Look Back with Gratitude. Novelist and NPR commentator Christian Bauman lived in Doylestown for three years as a child, attending Doyle Elementary, and now lives in neighboring New Hope, Pennsylvania. James Albert Michener (February 3, 1907? - October 16, 1997) was the American author of such books as Tales of the South Pacific (for which he won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 1948), Hawaii, The Drifters, Centennial, The Source, The Fires of Spring, Chesapeake, Caribbean, Caravans, Alaska, Texas, and Poland. ... Archaeology or sometimes in American English archeology (from the Greek words αρχαίος = ancient and λόγος = word/speech) is the study of human cultures through the recovery, documentation and analysis of material remains, including architecture, artefacts, biofacts, human remains, and landscapes. ... Henry Chapman Mercer was born June 24th 1856 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. ... For work done with Richard Rodgers, see Rodgers and Hammerstein Oscar Hammerstein II (July 12, 1895 – August 23, 1960) was a New-York born writer, producer, and (usually uncredited) director of musicals for almost forty years. ... Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, most familiarly known as Pearl S. Buck (birth name Pearl Comfort Sydenstricker; Chinese: ; Pinyin: ) (June 26, 1892 – March 6, 1973), was a prolific American writer and Nobel Prize winner. ... Justin Guarini (born Justin Eldrin Bell on October 28, 1978 in Columbus, Georgia) is a singer/songwriter, actor who rose to fame in 2002, as the first runner-up on the debut season of the television show “American Idol”. His father, Eldrin Bell, is a former Atlanta Chief of Police. ... Margaret Mead (December 16, 1901, Philadelphia – November 15, 1978, New York City) was an American cultural anthropologist. ... Image:Stack. ... This article is about the color. ... Kevin Nalty (born May 12, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a YouTube director out of Doylestown, Pennsylvania better known under his YouTube username Nalts. ... On A Claire Day is a nationally syndicated comic strip created by Henry Beckett and Carla Ventresca. ... Carla Ventresca is co-creator with husband Henry Beckett of the nationally syndicated comic strip On A Claire Day. ... Stefan Avalos Stefan Avalos is an American musician and filmmaker. ... One Life to Live (OLTL) is an American soap opera which has been broadcast on the ABC television network since July 15, 1968. ... Erin Torpey, in a mid-program still for One Life to Live. ... Kristen Alderson in a promotional ABC photo Kristen Alderson (born May 29, 1992 in Doylestown, Pennsylvania) is an American actress. ... Eddie Alderson is an American soap opera actor born to Rich(born 1955) and Kathy Alderson(born 1959) in 1994. ... Dorothy Gladys Dodie Smith (May 3, 1896 - November 24, 1990) was an English novelist and playwright. ... I Capture the Castle was the first novel written by Dodie Smith, published in 1948. ... NPR logo For other meanings of NPR see NPR (disambiguation) National Public Radio (NPR) is a private, not-for-profit corporation that sells programming to member radio stations; together they are a loosely organized public radio network in the United States. ... Christian Bauman (born June 15, 1970, in Easton, Pennsylvania) is an American novelist and essayist. ... New Hope, formerly Coryells Ferry, is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, USA. The population was 2,252 at the 2000 census. ...


Culture

Borough Hall of Doylestown, PA

Doylestown Borough is home to three structures designed and built by Henry Chapman Mercer as museums and cultural sites. The Mercer Museum houses a collection known as "Tools of the Nation Maker"¹, and is one of the most important collections of its kind in the world. The Bucks County Historical Society also maintains a research library adjoining the museum. Fonthill (also known as "Mercer's Castle") was Mercer's home and houses his collection of artifacts from around the world. The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is an operational factory using the tools and techniques used by Pennsylvania German potters in the 18th and 19th centuries. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 574 KB) I took this photo 10/8/06 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (1280x960, 574 KB) I took this photo 10/8/06 I, the creator of this work, hereby grant the permission to copy, distribute and/or modify this document under the terms of the GNU Free Documentation License, Version 1. ... The Mercer Museum was completed in 1916 to house Henry Chapman Mercers vast collection of early american everday objects, the Mercer Museum is a National Historic Landmarkand is made out of poured-in-place concrete. ... Fonthill Fonthill was the home of Henry Chapman Mercer, an archaeologist and tile maker. ... The Moravian Pottery & Tile Works is a National Historic Landmark located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. ... The Pennsylvania Dutch (more correctly Pennsylvania Deutsch or Pennsylvania German, speakers of the Pennsylvania German language) are a people of various religious affiliations, living mostly in central Pennsylvania, with cultural traditions dating back to the German immigrations to America in the 17th and 18th centuries. ... (17th century - 18th century - 19th century - more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 18th century refers to the century that lasted from 1701 through 1800. ... Alternative meaning: Nineteenth Century (periodical) (18th century — 19th century — 20th century — more centuries) As a means of recording the passage of time, the 19th century was that century which lasted from 1801-1900 in the sense of the Gregorian calendar. ...


The former prison, across the street from the Mercer Museum, has been converted into the James A. Michener Art Museum. The borough also boasts a small music conservatory, writers' and artists' organizations and other cultural activities. The James A. Michener Art Museum is a museum located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the United States. ...


Doylestown is also located near the Polish-American Roman Catholic shrine known as the National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, which houses a painting of the Black Madonna of Częstochowa, Poland. A Polish American is an American citizen of Polish descent. ... The Roman Catholic Church, most often spoken of simply as the Catholic Church, is the largest Christian church, with over one billion members. ... The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, known also as the American Czestochowa is a Polish-American Roman Catholic shrine near Doylestown, Pennsylvania, founded in 1953. ... The Black Madonna of CzÄ™stochowa, Poland A Black Madonna or Black Virgin is a statue or painting of Mary in which she is depicted with dark or black skin. ... Motto: CzÄ™stochowa to dobre miasto (CzÄ™stochowa is a good city) Coordinates: , Country Voivodeship Powiat city county Gmina CzÄ™stochowa Established 11th century City Rights 1356 Government  - Mayor Tadeusz Wrona Area  - City 162. ...


The Fountain House, a historic building, is located in Doylestown Borough. // The Fountain House The Fountain House is located in the borough of Doylestown, Pennsylvania, in the central commercial district. ...


Education

Doylestown is the location of several educational facilities of the Central Bucks School District. The Borough contains two elementary schools (Doyle Elementary and Linden Elementary) , one middle school (Lenape Middle School) and one high school (Central Bucks West).
Also located in Doylestown is Bucks County's regional educational service agency: The Bucks County Intermediate Unit #22. // Central Bucks School District is located in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and is the third largest school district in Pennsylvania. ... To meet Wikipedias quality standards, this article may require cleanup. ...


Doylestown Township also contains the campus of Delaware Valley College, which is still primarily known as an agricultural school. Delaware Valley College is a small private college located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ...


Geography

Doylestown is located at 40°18′46″N, 75°7′44″W (40.312756, -75.128799).GR1


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 5.6 km² (2.2 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 8,227 people, 3,952 households, and 1,908 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,477.4/km² (3,822.5/mi²). There were 4,055 housing units at an average density of 728.2/km² (1,884.1/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.24% White, 1.30% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.42% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.20% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 3,952 households out of which 19.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.7% were non-families. 44.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 22.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.98 and the average family size was 2.82. Matrimony redirects here. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 16.5% under the age of 18, 5.7% from 18 to 24, 28.8% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 25.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 79.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 75.7 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $46,148, and the median income for a family was $71,988. Males had a median income of $48,553 versus $31,703 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $32,249. About 2.5% of families and 4.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.7% of those under age 18 and 9.6% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Transportation

Train

Doylestown is connected to Philadelphia by SEPTA's R5 Regional Rail Line and 55 bus. Doylestown Station is the last stop on the R5 line. Doylestown also has a small public transportation system called DART, which consists (as of March, 2006) of a single bus route. Primarily used by the elderly, it travels to destinations in Doylestown, including department stores, pharmacies and restaurants. For other uses, see Philadelphia (disambiguation) and Philly. ... This article is about the transit agency. ... A geographically-accurate map of the SEPTA Regional Rail system Wikinews has related news: US commuter rail accident in Pennsylvania injures over 30 The Southeastern Pennsylvania Transportation Authority (SEPTA) Regional Rail Division provides Regional rail service on thirteen branches to over 150 active stations in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and its suburbs. ... Autobus redirects here. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...


Air

Doylestown Airport is a public general aviation airport that provides mostly private transportation. It is located about 3 miles north of the center of town, on PA 611 and PA 313. Live Airport Webcam also has audio of weather conditions and pilot ATC communications. Doylestown Airport (IATA: DYL, ICAO: KDYL, FAA LID: DYL) is a public airport in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. ... General aviation (abbr. ... Pennsylvania Route 611 is a major state highway in Pennsylvania, United States, running from Interstate 95 south of downtown Philadelphia north to Interstate 380 at Tobyhanna Township, Pennsylvania in The Poconos. ... Pennsylvania Route 313 is a mostly 2-lane, 18 mile long state highway entirely within Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ...


Points of interest

Delaware Valley College is a small private college located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ... Fonthill Fonthill was the home of Henry Chapman Mercer, an archaeologist and tile maker. ... The Henry Schmieder Arboretum (60 acres) is an arboretum and collection of gardens located across the campus of Delaware Valley College, Doylestown, Pennsylvania. ... The James A. Michener Art Museum is a museum located in Doylestown, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the United States. ... The Mercer Museum was completed in 1916 to house Henry Chapman Mercers vast collection of early american everday objects, the Mercer Museum is a National Historic Landmarkand is made out of poured-in-place concrete. ... The Moravian Pottery & Tile Works is a National Historic Landmark located in Doylestown, Pennsylvania. ... The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa, known also as the American Czestochowa is a Polish-American Roman Catholic shrine near Doylestown, Pennsylvania, founded in 1953. ... A forested area along hiking trails in Peace Valley Park. ... Kevin Nalty (born May 12, 1969 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is a YouTube director out of Doylestown, Pennsylvania better known under his YouTube username Nalts. ...

References

¹ "Ancient Carpenter's Tools: Illustrated and Explained, Together with the Implements of the Lumbermen, Joiner and Cabinet-Maker in use in the 18th Century", Henry Chapman Mercer, Bucks County Historical Society, 1929, ISBN 0-486-40958-9 page viii.


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