Christmas Tree Lighting Celebrates 100th Anniversary

Christmas Tree Lighting Celebrates 100th Anniversary

It’s a beloved tradition that continues at the end of every year in Doylestown. On the Friday evening after Thanksgiving, adults and children gather at the center of town – the plaza by Starbucks at State and Main streets – to await Santa’s arrival by antique fire truck, heralding the official start to the Christmas […]

Growth at the Crossroads of the Future Doylestown

Growth at the Crossroads of the Future Doylestown

Archibald Crawford owned the large parcel of land around the crossroads for about 15 years. Around 1768, he sold a 10-acre parcel to brothers Robert and Henry Magill, recent Scot-Irish immigrants. The Magill brothers operated a mercantile business at the southwest corner of the crossroads opposite Doyle’s Tavern. In 1776, Henry retired and moved to […]

Our History Continues With How Doylestown Was Named

Our History Continues With How Doylestown Was Named

So after Jeremiah Langhorne died, the executors sold 172 acres of land and 141 perches (which amounts to a little less than an acre in today’s property measurements) to a man named William Scott. Later in the same year, 1753, Scott sold the parcel of land to Archibald Crawford of Warwick Township. The purchase price […]

Ponies and Chickens and Sheep – Oh, My!

Ponies and Chickens and Sheep – Oh, My!

Looking for some family fun this weekend? Look no further than Delaware Valley College just outside of town as they head into their 65th annual A-Day. What started in 1949 as a one-day Activities Day has expanded into a three-day agricultural event that draws thousands of visitors throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. The kids will get […]

William Penn and His Land

William Penn and His Land

There is plenty of history behind what is now Hargrave House. And it began with William Penn, who asked England’s King Charles II for land in America as payment for a debt owed to his deceased father. The king granted him 40,000 acres in 1681, which eventually became known as Pennsylvania. Eleven years later, Penn […]

Howdy, Pardner!

Howdy, Pardner!

We have so many wonderful little shops around town – anything you can imagine, really. And we’ve got one as a new neighbor, right around the corner from us, to which we’d like to extend a heartfelt welcome. Cowgirl Chile Co. Jewelry just relocated to 4 W. Oakland Ave. Laura Rutkowski handcrafts her own designs […]

Researching Our Past

Researching Our Past

Doylestown is a treasure box filled with all kinds of interesting historical nuggets. We stumble on them now and again as we look into Hargrave House’s past and celebrate its 200th year at what is now 50 S. Main St. J. Kurt Spence of Doylestown Historical Society pieced together our 200-year history through various sources. […]