Doylestown is a borough and the county seat of Bucks County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States.It is located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Trenton, New Jersey, 25 miles (40 km) south of Easton, Pennsylvania, 25 miles (40 km) north of Center City Philadelphia and 65 miles (105 km) southwest of New York City.
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Like most of the region, the area of what is now Doylestown was inhabited by the Lenapepeople until the arrival of the Europeans. Doylestown's origins date to March 1745 when William Doyle obtained a license to build a tavern on what is now the northwest corner of Dyers Road and Coryell's Ferry Road (now Main and State Streets). Known for years as "William Doyle's Tavern," its strategic location, at the intersection of the road (now U.S. Route 202) linking Swede's Ford (Norristown) and Coryell's Ferry (New Hope) and the road (now PA Route 611) linking Philadelphia and Easton, allowed the hamlet to grow into a village. The first church was erected in 1815, followed by a succession of congregations throughout the 19th century. A second inn, the Sign of the Shipwas established in 1774, built diagonally across from the Doyle Tavern. Samuel Flack was innkeeper in 1778. As the population of Central and Upper Bucks County grew throughout the 18th and into the 19th century, discontent devel...
According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.2 square miles (5.7 km2), all of it land. Doylestown Borough is bordered by Doylestown Township except to the northeast where it borders Buckingham Township. Natural features of Doylestown Borough include Cooks Run and Neshaminy Creek.
As of the 2010 census, the borough was 94.8% Non-Hispanic White, 2.3% Black or African American, 0.2% Native American, 1.9% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, and 1.5% were two or more races. 2.8% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry . As of the census of 2000, there were 8,227 people, 3,952 households, and 1,908 families residing in the borough. The population density was 3,822.5 people per square mile (1,477.4/km²). There were 4,055 housing units at an average density of 1,884.1 per square mile (728.2/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 95.24% White, 0.30% African American, 0.11% Native American, 1.42% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 0.43% from other races, and 0.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latinoof any race were 2.20% of the population There were 3,952 households, out of which 19.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 39.0% were married couples living together, 7.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 51.7% were non-f...
Doylestown Borough is home to three structures designed and built by Henry Chapman Mercer. The Mercer Museum, a structure built in poured concrete, is the home to Mercer's collection of early American artifacts. It also houses a collection known as "Tools of the Nation-Maker", one of the most important of its kind in the world. The Bucks County Historical Society also maintains the Spruance Library, a research library, adjoining the museum. Fonthill (also known as "Mercer's Castle") was Mercer's home and houses his collection of artifacts from around the world. The Moravian Pottery and Tile Works is an operational facility utilizing the tools and techniques used by Pennsylvania Germanpotters in the 18th and 19th centuries. The former prison, across the street from the Mercer Museum, has been converted into the James A. Michener Art Museum. The borough also boasts a small music conservatory, writers' and artists' organizations, and other cultural activities. Doylestown is located nea...
Doylestown has a council-managerform of government consisting of a "weak" Mayor and a nine-member Borough Council. The Mayor is elected at-large to a term of four years. The Borough Council is divided into three wards, with each ward electing three members to terms of four years. Borough Council is in charge of enacting legislation, raising and spending public money, regulating land use, and providing public services. The council is required to meet once a month to conduct business. The Borough Council contains seven subcommittees. As of 2017, the Mayor of Doylestown is Ron Strouse.The Borough Council consists of Council President Det Ansinn, Don Berk, Tim Brennan, Joe Flood, Joe Frederick, Susan Gordon, Wendy Margolis, Jack O'Brien, and Elnora 'Noni' West.
Doylestown borough is the location of several educational facilities of the Central Bucks School District. The Borough contains two elementary schools (Doyle Elementary and Linden Elementary), one middle school (Lenape Middle School) and one high school (Central Bucks West) which has long been a High School Football and Girls Soccer Powerhouse. Bucks County's regional educational service agency, Bucks County Intermediate Unit No. 22, is also located in the borough. Doylestown Township, which is adjacent to the borough, contains Paul W. Kutz Elementary and also the campus of Delaware Valley University, which is primarily known as an agricultural and science school.
The Intelligencer, a daily newspaper serving central and northern Bucks County along with nearby areas of eastern Montgomery County, is headquartered in Doylestown. In 1948 WBUX signed-on with 5,000 watts at 1570 on the AM dial. Today as WISPthe station airs an All-Catholic format.
The main north-south street in Doylestown is Main Street while the main east-west street is State Street, which forms a one-way pair with Oakland Avenue in the downtown area. Pennsylvania Route 611 bypasses Doylestown to the west on a freeway, heading north to Easton and south to Philadelphia. U.S. Route 202 bypasses the center of the borough to the south and heads southwest to Norristown and northeast to New Hope. US 202 follows a parkway alignment from Doylestown southwest to Montgomeryvill...
Electricity and natural gas in Doylestown is provided by PECO Energy Company, a subsidiary of Exelon. The Doylestown Borough Water Department provides water to the borough and some surrounding areas. Bucks County Water and Sewer owns and operates the sewer system in Doylestown.Trash and recycling collection in Doylestown is provided by the borough's Public Works department.
Doylestown Health operates the Doylestown Hospital on West State Street serving the borough and surrounding areas in the northern suburbs of Philadelphia. The hospital was founded in 1923. Doylestown Hospital consists of 232 beds and offers an emergency roomalong with various inpatient and outpatient services including cancer care, a stroke center, a chest pain center, and maternity services.
According to the Köppen climate classification system, Doylestown has a Hot-summer, Humid continental climate (Dfa). Dfa climates are characterized by at least one month having an average mean temperature ≤ 32.0 °F (0.0 °C), at least four months with an average mean temperature ≥ 50.0 °F (10.0 °C), at least one month with an average mean temperature ≥ 71.6 °F (22.0 °C) and no significant precipitation difference between seasons. Although most summer days are slightly humid in Doylestown, episodes of heat and high humidity can occur with heat index values > 105 °F (41 °C). Since 1981, the highest air temperature was 102.8 °F (39.3 °C) on July 22, 2011, and the highest daily average mean dew point was 75.3 °F (24.1 °C) on December 8, 2016. The average wettest month is July which corresponds with the annual peak in thunderstorm activity. Since 1981, the wettest calendar day was 7.11 inches (181 mm) on September 16, 1999. During the winter months, the average annual extreme minimum air...
According to the A. W. Kuchler U.S. potential natural vegetation types, Doylestown would have a dominant vegetation type of Appalachian Oak (104) with a dominant vegetation form of Eastern Hardwood Forest (25). The plant hardiness zone is 6b with an average annual extreme minimum air temperature of −1.3 °F (−18.5 °C).The spring bloom typically begins by April 11 and fall color usually peaks by October 30.
Ron Strouse, Mayor of Doylestown Borough. email@example.com. 215.696.2828. Ron Strouse has a diverse background, beginning his career as a Corporate Risk Analyst for Pfizer. He went on to serve as a chief-of-staff in the US House of Representatives. After attending The Restaurant School, La Varenne in Paris, and cooking with James Beard, Ron became the chef and co-owner of two boutique hotels and restaurants in Bucks County.
6 days ago · Doylestown is a borough and the county seat of Bucks County in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, United States.It is located 15 miles (24 km) northwest of Trenton, New Jersey, 25 miles (40 km) south of Easton, Pennsylvania, 25 miles (40 km) north of Center City Philadelphia and 65 miles (105 km) southwest of New York City.
Sep 12, 2019 · To Doylestown Mayor Ron Strouse, the need to remember was as plain as the youthful faces before him. All but one member of the Central Bucks High School West choir, which sang at this morning’s annual September 11 commemorative service in Doylestown, were not yet born when America was attacked by terrorist hijackers 18 years ago.
Doylestown Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 17,565 at the 2010 census. The population was 17,565 at the 2010 census. Adjacent to the county seat, many county offices and the county correctional facility are located in this township .
2 days ago · If you live or visited Doylestown, have you ever noticed a giant concrete castle on Pine Street? That castle is called the Mercer Museum and it contains almost 30,000 items ranging from hand tools to horse-drawn vehicles. It was created by Henry Mercer.
Between 1904 and 1926, Riegelsville was served by electric passenger and freight trolleys of the Doylestown & Easton Street Railway Company. Riegelsville prospered when the Delaware Canal opened in 1832 with warehouses and factories lining its banks. The canal closed in 1931 after 99 years of service and was replaced by the railroads.
The first mayor of Philadelphia, Humphrey Morrey, was appointed by city founder William Penn. Edward Shippen was appointed by Penn as first mayor under the charter of 1701, then was elected to a second term by the City Council. Subsequent mayors, who held office for one year, were elected by the city council from among their number.