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"Doylestown, a post-borough, capital of Bucks co., Pa., is situated on an eminence, 33 miles by rail N. of Philadelphia, and about 18 miles N.E. of Norristown. It has a stone court-house, a national bank, a trust company, a public library, an academy, a female seminary, and 8 churches. Four weekly and 2 daily newspapers (1 of which is German) are published here. Doylestown has gas-works, an electric-light company, manufactures of farming-implements and cabinet-ware, a tannery, 2 carriage-factories, a foundry, a creamery, and numerous other business concerns. Pop. in 1880, 2070; in 1890, 2519."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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Dr. Henry C. Mercer's "Fonthill," Doylestown, Pa.

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  • 1859
    DOYLESTOWN, a town, capital of Buck's co., in the state of Pennsylvania, U.S., 100 m. E of Harrisburg. Its surface is undulating and its soil... Read MORE...

  • 1896 - April 9 – The National Farm School (later Delaware Valley College) is chartered in Doylestown, PA.
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    April 9, 1896
  • News  1913 - 2 HURT, $100,000 DAMAGE BY FIRE AT DOYLESTOWN
    Three Large Buildings Burned in Blaze of Unknown Origin – Flames Menaced Whole Town

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    DOYLESTOWN, Dec. 24. – Fire destroyed a ... Read MORE...

  • 1916
    Doylestown, a banking and residential post-borough, capital of Bucks co., Pa., is situated on an eminence, 28 miles N. of Philadelphia, on the... Read MORE...

  • 1955 - Hurricane Diane - NINE DEATHS REPORTED IN EASTERN PA. 650 YOUNGSTERS MAROONED; RAIN REACHES 9 INCHES.
    ...The Red Cross said its emergency units were summoned to aid at a Boy Scout camp at Doylestown, about 30 miles north of Philadelphia. One worker... Read MORE...

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