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Encyclopedia > Langhorne, Pennsylvania
Borough of Langhorne
Borough
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Area 0.5 mi² (1.3 km²)
 - land 0.5 mi² (1.3 km²)
 - water 0.0 mi² (0 km²), 0%
Center
 - coordinates 40°10′39″N 74°55′08″W / 40.1775, -74.91889Coordinates: 40°10′39″N 74°55′08″W / 40.1775, -74.91889
 - elevation 213 ft (64.9 m)
Population 1,981 (2000)
Density 4,016.3 /mi² (1,550.7 /km²)
Incorporated 1876
Time zone EST (UTC-5)
 - summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
Area code 215
Location of Langhorne in Bucks County
Location of Langhorne in Pennsylvania
Location of Pennsylvania in the United States

Langhorne is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 1,981 at the 2000 census. List of towns and boroughs in Pennsylvania, arranged in alphabetical order. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ... 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. ... The metre (American English:meter) is a measure 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 ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Capital Harrisburg Largest city Philadelphia Area  Ranked 33rd  - Total 46,055 sq mi (119,283 km²)  - Width 280 miles (455 km)  - Length 160 miles (255 km)  - % water 2. ...


The name "Langhorne" is also used broadly to include the surrounding townships encompassed by ZIP code 19047. Sesame Place, while physically located in surrounding Middletown Township, has Langhorne as its mailing address. Mr. ... Christy Carlson Romano before the Rock Around the Block Parade; Back row: Rosita, Bert, Ernie, Prairie Dawn, Big Bird, Count von Count, Telly Monster. ... Middletown Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. ...


Langhorne Borough is about 6 miles west of the Delaware River.


Langhorne Manor is a separate borough that borders Langhorne proper to the south. Langhorne Manor is a borough located in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. ...

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History

Langhorne, began in the 17th century as a crossroads called Four Lanes End. The road from Bristol to Durham intersected with the road between Philadelphia and Trenton at the center of the village. These two roads were originally Lenni-Lenape Indian paths that later became known as Maple Avenue and Bellevue Avenue after developing into roads. The Lenape or Lenni-Lenape (later named Delaware Indians by Europeans) were, in the 1600s, loosely organized bands of Native American people practicing small-scale agriculture to augment a largely mobile hunter-gatherer society in the region around the Delaware River, the lower Hudson River, and western Long Island Sound. ...


In the 1720s, Joseph Richardson settled and eventually opened up a general store and inn at the crossroads. Langhorne continued to grow into a very important transportation center between Trenton and Philadelphia in the later eighteenth century and nineteenth century. Langhorne eventually became the stagecoach transportation hub of Bucks County, transporting people between Trenton and Philadelphia.


The village became known as Attleborough until 1876, when it was incorporated and named for Jeremiah Langhorne, an early resident of the area and former chief justice of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court. Jeremiah Langhorne (d. ... The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania is the court of last resort for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. ...


In the late nineteenth century and early twentieth century, Langhorne continued to grow as wealthy Philadelphians constructed large homes and businesses along Maple and Bellevue Avenue.


Geography

Langhorne Borough is located at 40°10′39″N, 74°55′8″W (40.177409, -74.918880)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 km² (0.5 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 1,981 people, 552 households, and 338 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,561.0/km² (4,016.3/mi²). There were 649 housing units at an average density of 511.4/km² (1,315.8/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough was 81.52% White, 15.19% African American, 0.15% Native American, 1.46% Asian, 0.76% from other races, and 0.91% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.62% of the population. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... 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 552 households out of which 25.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.5% were married couples living together, 9.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.6% were non-families. 31.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 8.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.40 and the average family size was 3.07. For the record label, see Marriage Records. ...


In the borough the population was spread out with 26.2% under the age of 18, 10.4% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 21.8% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 117.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.1 males.


The median income for a household in the borough was $56,389, and the median income for a family was $75,429. Males had a median income of $48,125 versus $31,759 for females. The per capita income for the borough was $21,479. About 2.6% of families and 3.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 3.0% of those under age 18 and 4.7% 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. ...


Notable businesses

Langhorne Speedway, a 1 mile circle racetrack, was used by numerous racing series including AAA/USAC Indycars, and NASCAR Grand National (now NEXTEL Cup). Langhorne Speedway was a racetrack located in Langhorne, Pennsylvania. ... The AAA logo AAA (read triple-A), also known by its historic name of the American Automobile Association, is an American not-for-profit automobile lobby group and service organization that provides its members with many member benefits and services including but not limited to Nationwide Emergency Road Side Assistance... USAC Logo The United States Automobile Club (USAC) is an open-wheel auto racing sanctioning body. ... The term IndyCar has multiple uses: Indycar (sometimes spelled Indy car) is a generic name used in the United States for a type of open wheel race car. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The NASCAR NEXTEL Cup Series is NASCARs top racing series. ...


Mike Piazza owns a car dealership in Langhorne. Michael Joseph Piazza (born September 4, 1968 in Norristown, Pennsylvania, USA) is a U.S. Major League Baseball player for the Oakland Athletics. ...


Notable residents

Andy Belmont (born November 20, 1957 in Langhorne, Pennsylvania) is a stock car racer. ... Jeff Burton (99), Elliott Sadler (38), Ricky Rudd (21), Dale Jarrett (88), Sterling Marlin (40), Jimmie Johnson (48), and Casey Mears (41) practice for the 2004 Daytona 500 The National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing (NASCAR) is the largest sanctioning body of motorsports in the United States. ... The Peaceable Kingdom (c. ... The Religious Society of Friends, commonly known as Quakers, or Friends, is a religious community founded in England in the 17th century. ... Langhorne Slim Langhorne Slim is a young folk singer based out of Brooklyn, New York. ... Robert Feinstein is the owner and operator of RF Video (a professional wrestling video tape & DVD distribution company), who were best known as the videographers of Extreme Championship Wrestling. ... Chris Cole (born July 11, 1981 in Statesville, North Carolina), is a professional skateboarder. ...

References

  1. ^ (1963) Who Was Who in America, Historical Volume, 1607-1896. Chicago: Marquis Who's Who. 

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