Place:Bucks, Pennsylvania, United States


NameBucks
Alt namesBuckssource: Getty Vocabulary Program
TypeCounty
Coordinates40.5°N 75.367°W
Located inPennsylvania, United States     (1682 - )
Contained Places
Borough
Bristol
Chalfont
Doylestown
Dublin
Hulmeville
Ivyland
Langhorne Manor
Langhorne
Morrisville
New Britain
New Hope
Newtown
Penndel
Perkasie
Quakertown
Richlandtown
Riegelsville
Sellersville
Silverdale
Telford
Trumbauersville
Tullytown
Yardley
Cemetery
All Saints Cemetery
Census-designated place
Brittany Farms-Highlands
Churchville
Cornwells Heights-Eddington
Croydon
Fairless Hills
Feasterville-Trevose
Newtown Grant
Richboro
Warminster Heights
Woodbourne
Woodside
Inhabited place
Almont
Amity
Andalusia
Applebachsville
Aquetong
Argus
Bedminster
Beechwood Acres
Belardy
Bennetts Corner
Bensalem
Blooming Glen
Breadysville
Brick Tavern
Bridge Valley
Bridgetown
Bridgewater
Bristol Terrace Number One
Bristol Terrace Number Two
Brittany Farms
Brookwood
Brownsburg
Buckingham Valley
Buckingham
Buckland Valley Farms
Buckmanville
Bucksville Manor
Bucksville
Bucktoe
Bursonville
Buttonwood Glen
Buttonwood Manor
Calico Corner
California
Carriage Hill
Carriage Stop
Carversville
Casey Highlands
Casey Village
Castle Valley
Center Bridge
Centerville
Chestnut Ridge Acres
Chestnut Wood Village
Clay Ridge
Cornell
Cornwell
Cornwells Manor
Cottageville
Danboro
Davisville
Deep Run
Deer Park
Derstines
Devon Close
Dolington
Dunlap
Durham Furnace
Durham Hill Farms
Durham
Dyerstown
Echo Beach
Echo Reach
Eddington Park
Edge Hill
Edgeboro
Edgewood Park
Edison
Elderberry Pond
Elephant
Elmwood Terrace
Emilie
Erwinna
Everbreeze Plateau
Fair Hill
Fairless Junction
Fallsington
Ferndale
Finland
Five Points
Flushing
Forest Grove
Fountainville
Fricks
Furlong
Gallows Hill
Gardenville
Geryville
Glendale
Glenlake
Grenoble
Griers Corner
Grundys Corner
Gruversville
Hagersville
Harrow
Hartsville
Hellings Corner
Hickory Hills
Highton
Hilltop
Hilltown
Hinkletown
Holicong
Holland
Huffnagle
Hulmeville Terrace
Idlewood
Irish Meeting House
Jacksonville
Jamison
Janney
Jugtown
Kearney
Keelersville
Kendigtown
Kintnersville
Kulps Corner
La Trappe
Lahaska
Landisville
Langhorne Gables
Langhorne Gardens
Langhorne Terrace
Leidytown
Levittown
Line Lexington
Line Park
Little Italy
Lodi
Loux Corner
Lumberville
Maple Point
Marlboroville
Mechanics Valley
Mechanicsville
Midway
Milford Manor
Milford Square
Monroe
Mount Pleasant
Mozart
Mumbauersville
Naces Corner
Naceville
Narrowsville
Neshaminy Heights
Neshaminy
New Galena
Newville
Northampton Hills
Ottsville
Oxbow Meadows
Paletown
Parkland Heights
Parkland
Passer
Penn Valley
Penns Park
Peters Corner
Pheasant Ridge
Pine Run
Pineville
Pipersville
Pleasant Valley
Plumbstead Township
Plumsteadville
Point Pleasant
Pools Corner
Pullen
Reeder
Revere
Rich Hill
Richland Center
Ridge Valley
Rock Hill
Rockhill Station
Rocky Valley
Roelofs
Rolling Hill Acres
Rosedale
Rosewood Park
Ruppletown
Rushland
Ryans Corner
Saint Leonard
Sandy Ridge Acres
Sandy Run
Scammells Corner
Schlichter
Shelly
Siles
Smiths Corner
Smoketown
Solebury
Spinnerstown
Spring Garden
Spring Valley
Springtown
Steinsburg
Stoopville
Strawntown
Sundale
Taylorsville
Tinicum
Tower Hill
Tradesville
Traymore Manor
Traymore
Uhlerstown
Upper Black Eddy
Upper Emilie
Village Shires
Villas of Middletown
Warminster Village
Warminster
Warrington
Washington Crossing
Weisel
White Horse
Will O Wood
Wismer
Wood
Woodhill
Woods of Sandy Ridge
Wrightstown
Wycombe
Wynnewood
Yardley Hunt
Yellowood
Zionhill
Township
Bedminster (township) ( 1742 - )
Bensalem (township)
Bridgeton
Bristol (township)
Buckingham (township)
Doylestown (township)
Durham (township)
Falls
Haycock
Hilltown (township)
Lower Makefield
Lower Southampton
Middletown
Milford
New Britain (township)
Nockamixon
Northampton
Plumstead
Richland
Solebury (township)
Springfield
Tinicum (township)
Upper Makefield
Upper Southampton
Warminster (township)
Warrington (township)
Warwick
West Rockhill
Wrightstown (township)
Unknown
Eureka
Feasterville
Indian Creek
Kellers Church
Newportville
Southampton
source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
source: Family History Library Catalog


the text in this section is copied from an article in Wikipedia

Bucks County is located in the U.S. state of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and is part of the Delaware Valley area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 625,249, which makes Bucks the fourth most populous county in Pennsylvania (after Philadelphia, Allegheny, and Montgomery counties), and the 95th most populous county in the United States. The county seat is Doylestown. Bucks County is named after the English county of Buckinghamshire.

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History

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Founding

Bucks County was one of the three original counties in Pennsylvania. It was named by William Penn in 1682 after Bucks County also called Buckinghamshire in England, the county where he lived. Bucks is the abbreviation for Buckinghamshire, and both names are used interchangeably in England. Penn's home, Pennsbury Manor, is located within Bucks County.

Place names in Bucks County derived from places in Buckinghamshire include Buckingham, Chalfont (named after Chalfont St Giles), Wycombe and Solebury (spelled Soulbury in England). Buckingham was the former county town of Buckinghamshire; Buckingham, PA, (now known as Bristol, not to be confused with the present village of Buckingham, near Doylestown) was the county seat of Bucks County from 1705–1726. Chalfont St. Giles in Buckinghamshire was the parish home of William Penn's first wife, and the location of the Jordans Quaker Meeting House, where Penn is buried.

Bucks County was originally much larger than it is today. Northampton County was formed in 1752 from part of Bucks County, and Lehigh County was formed in 1812 from part of Northampton County.

Revolutionary War

General George Washington and his troops camped in Bucks County as they prepared to cross the Delaware River to take Trenton, New Jersey, by surprise on the morning of December 26, 1776. Their successful attack on Britain's Hessian forces was a turning point in the American War of Independence. The town of Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania and Washington Crossing Historic Park were named to commemorate the event.

Timeline

Date Event Source
1682 County formed Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1683 Probate records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1684 Land records recorded Source:Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources
1790 First census Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
1790 No significant boundary changes after this year Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990

Population History

source: Source:Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790-1990
Census Year Population
1790 25,401
1800 27,496
1810 32,371
1820 37,842
1830 45,745
1840 48,107
1850 56,091
1860 63,578
1870 64,336
1880 68,656
1890 70,615
1900 71,190
1910 76,530
1920 82,476
1930 96,727
1940 107,715
1950 144,620
1960 308,567
1970 415,056
1980 479,211
1990 541,174

Research Tips

External links

  • Outstanding guide to Bucks County family history and genealogy resources (FamilySearch Research Wiki). Birth, marriage, and death records, censuses, wills, deeds, county histories, cemeteries, churches, newspapers, libraries, and genealogical societies.
  • www.buckcounty.org/


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