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- Fire Prevention Open House - October 10
- Free E-Waste Recycling
- Local Volunteers to Host Alex's Lemonade Stand - June 13, 2015
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Upper Makefield’s residents are active and engaged. The community values history, preservation, quality of life, and respect for neighbors. While proud of their roots, residents also invest in land preservation and earth-friendly technologies.
Upper Makefield Township’s history dates back to 1682, when William Markham first purchased the land from American Indians. “Makefield” is likely a corruption of Macclesfield or Maxfield, an English town from which several original land buyers hailed. The majority of original settlers were Quakers, though there were also Scotch-Irish Presbyterians.
On the evening of December 25, 1776, George Washington led American forces across the Delaware River, departing from Taylorsville (now called Washington Crossing) and arriving in Titusville, New Jersey. This turning point in the American Revolution is memorialized at Washington Crossing Historic Park, located in Upper Makefield Township.
Upper Makefield takes pride in its history. Houses from the 18th and 19th centuries mix with more recent styles so that residents experience history every day, some even in their own homes. The township’s rich legacy inspires the residents to honor the past and to preserve the pristine lands that the original settlers knew in their time.
The Historical Advisory Commission promotes the appreciation and protection of historic resources throughout Upper Makefield Township and advises the Board of Supervisors on the identification, documentation, and preservation of the Township’s historic sites, buildings, and documents, for the benefit of current and future residents.
Upper Makefield Historical Society actively works to preserve and share our township’s history, including:
Visit http://www.historicbuckscounty.org/ for more information about Historic Bucks County.
Upper Makefield Township Historic Resources Survey - 2012:
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