History of Doylestown, Old and New, from its settlement to the close of the Nineteenth Century, 1745-1900


Doylestown, Pennsylvania is a town with a rich history that dates back to 1745 when it was first settled. This book is the first published work of the town’s history from its beginnings to the turn of the 20th century, sourced from records such as the Bucks County Intelligencer and Doylestown Democrat. It provides valuable insight into the growth and development of Doylestown, giving readers a deep understanding of the town’s founding, key events, and significant figures that shaped the past. The author discusses topics of early business life, the first school and church, pioneer newspapers, social life, industries, life in Doylestown during the Civil War, military history, historic families, and more. Several illustrations are included throughout the work, bringing the town’s past to life and providing a visual representation of its history. An index arranged alphabetically by surname or subject is used to conclude this work.

W. W. H. Davis

(1904, 2008), 2023, 5½x8½, paper, index, 484 pp

ISBN: 9780788437908