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JANICE BOKOR PRUDENTIAL FOX & ROACH PRO ATHLETE & CORPORATE RELOCATION SPECIALIST PA & NJ INFORMATION, HOMES FOR SALE

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Northampton Township in Bucks County PA is the largest of the Hamptons, and lies east of Lower and Upper Southampton Townships. The Township was settled by English and Dutch colonists, and incorporated in 1722. The communities of Addisville, Churchville, Holland, Jacksonville, Richboro and Rocksville are all located within Northampton Township. 





History
 


In 1683, William Penn purchased from the Lenni Lenape Indians land lying between the Pennypack and Neshaminy Creeks including what is now Northampton Township. Dutch and French immigrants followed the original English settlers.  

Many of the Dutch settled in the southeastern corner of the township in what came to be called "Holland". Churchville was originally called "Smoketown" because of the Dutch custom of smoking long clay pipes.  

Probably named for the old city of Northampton in England, our Northampton in 1722 became one of the largest townships in Bucks County Taverns followed new roads and commerce. The Black Bear Tavern, at 2nd Street and Bustleton Pikes, and the White Bear Tavern, at 2nd Street Pike and Almshouse, were typical. Democrats met at the White Bear; Republicans met at the Black Bear.  

The first of many schools in Northampton was built in 1737, and the Addisville Reformed Church, founded by the Dutch in 1710, is the oldest church.  

Locally prominent families included the Cornells, whose farm on Holland Road was painted by Edward Hicks, and Henry Wynkoop, who was a delegate to the Third Provincial Congress in Philadelphia, and was elected to the first U.S. Congress in 1789. 


Location 


Northampton Township is located in Bucks County, PA, about 12 miles northeast of Philadelphia, PA. 


Transportation and Local Airports 


There is a SEPTA rail line located in Churchville, PA. Airports in the area include the Philadelphia International Airport, Trenton Mercer Airport, and McGuire Air Force Base. 


Education 


The Council Rock School District encompasses Northampton. The Council Rock School District displays within its boundaries an intriguing blend of history and progress. Located in Bucks County - a county known for its scenic beauty, historical events and celebrated residents - the school district is just north of Philadelphia and only an hour by automobile or train from New York City.  

Colleges in the area include Northampton Community College, Muhlenberg College and Kutztown University of Pennsylvania. 


Things For Kids 


Churchville Nature Center  

This is a 54 acre preserve with woodlands, meadows, a lake, and approximately two miles of developed trails. The Lenape village recreates the habitat of the Indians who inhabitated this area before the arrival of European settlers. The Nature Center offers workshops, seminars, nature hikes, outings and a variety of family events throughout the year.  

Bucks County River Country
2 Walters Lane
Point Pleasant, PA 18950 

Buck's County's oldest river outfitters, featuring canoeing, rafting, kayaking, and tubing on the beautiful Delaware River. Individuals and groups. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Bucks County 

See a movie, go to a museum, listen to music or make something with an adult mentor; you can talk about what's happening in your life and just have fun. 


Things for Everyone 


Churchville Nature Center  

This is a 54 acre preserve with woodlands, meadows, a lake, and approximately two miles of developed trails. The Lenape village recreates the habitat of the Indians who inhabitated this area before the arrival of European settlers. The Nature Center offers workshops, seminars, nature hikes, outings and a variety of family events throughout the year.  

Washington Crossing Historic Park
Washington Crossing, PA 18977 

Washington Crossing Historic Park was founded in 1917 to perpetuate and preserve the site from which the Continental Army crossed the Delaware River. This purpose is achieved by interpreting the historical significance of this site for thousands of Park visitors each year through tours, exhibits and various special events. The spirit of the 1776 Crossing is recreated every year on Christmas Day when the annual reenactment of Washington Crossing the Delaware takes place on December 25. In this annual reenactment the visitor can see reenactors in Continental military dress cross the river in the replica Durham boats.
Hours: The Park is open Tuesday-Saturday from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm & Sunday 12:00 to 5:00 pm. (Hours and tour availability are subject to change without notice.) 

Bucks County Fine Art Gallery 

Exhibits contemporary painting, sculpture and fine crafts by regional and nationally recognized artists  

Lovi Visual Art 

Gallery specializing in contemporary sculpture and visual art.  

Howard H. Geyer Art Gallery





An artist since 9 years of age, he creates artwork in which each is unique and different, each showing realism and depth. 

Half Moon Inn aka the Court Inn 

Tuesdays from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM, Thursdays from 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM, and by appointment.
One of the oldest and historic buildings in the borough, houses the Research and Barnsley Room that holds the history of Newtown from its past to its present  

The Schofield Ford Covered Bridge, Swamp Road 

Was originally built in 1873, but burnt down in 1991 and was rebuilt a few years later. It is one of the longest bridges in Bucks County. You don't see covered bridges very often these days and back than they were a very popular type of bridge. 

Bucks County Playhouse 

The Bucks County Playhouse is a national landmark rich in theatrical history. The list of actors and actresses that have appeared at Bucks County Playhouse is impressive, including Grace Kelly, Robert Redford and Walter Matthau. 


For Your Pets 


Pets Are Inn 

Pets Are Inn makes special arrangements for your pet that far surpass the offerings of a traditional kennel. We carefully screen animal loving individuals and families to care for your pet(s). 

Dogs & Cats Rule 

There are all kinds of pet things in here. Lots of cool treats, toys, collars, training things and so much more!  



Sports
 


If you are interested in spectator sports, the Eagles, Phillies, Philadelphia 76ers and Flyers are less than an hour away. There is an excellent minor league baseball team and minor league hockey team in Trenton, New Jersey. Those games can be reached within 15 or 20 minutes and are very reasonably priced. 


Golf 


Northhampton Valley Golf Club 

Surrounded by 127 acres of rolling green hills, Northampton Valley Country Club provides the perfect setting for a wedding that you will never forget. For golfers, play the 18-hole championship golf course; playing to a par of 70, that will challenge the most experienced golfers. 


Restaurants 


Weaversville Inn
6919 Weaversville Road 

Stefano's
5364 Nor Bath Boulevard (rt 329) 

Ristorante Denicola
130 Almshouse Road
http://www.ristorantedenicola.com

Patagonia Bar & Grill
59 Almshouse Road
http://www.patagoniabarandgrill.com/

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