TOWNSHIP HISTORY

 

Township Started in 1734 Composed of Four Villages

Warrington Township was founded in October 1734, and is named after a town in Lancashire, England. The early township consisted of four villages: Warrington, Neshaminy, Tradesville, and Pleasantville.


Warrington was located at the intersection of Bristol Road and the Doylestown-Willow Grove Turnpike, now known as Easton Road (Route 611).


Neshaminy, originally known as Warrington Square, was centered at Street Road and the Turnpike (611), but became known as Neshaminy because of its proximity to the Little Neshaminy Creek.


The Village of Tradesville was near Lower State Road and was originally known as Stuckert's Corner because of a store operated by a man named Stuckert.


The Village of Pleasantville (or Eureka) was located near Lower State Road and County Line Road. It was the location of the first church in the township, The Reformed Church of Pleasantville, founded in 1840.


Source: "From Wilderness to Bustling Community, A History of Warrington Township" by Delores Deabler Capone, 1976.


Warrington Township, long-ago designated as "The Gateway to Historic Bucks County," is home to 25,000 residents and over 375 businesses and is not only a dynamic residential area, but a bustling commercial center, as well. Across its 13.8 square miles, the Warrington community is nestled amidst both agricultural and preserved lands, including 300 acres dedicated to parks and active recreation and nearly 700 acres of open space. Diverse in terms of its land-use, communities, and commerce, residents enjoy a thriving quality of life with convenient access to countless Bucks County historic, cultural, and artistic gems. Warrington is proud of its tradition of responsible growth and development and is dedicated to the same steadfast approach to the administration of municipal government our forefathers exemplified over 200 years ago!