~ Warrington

According to my copy of "The Pennsylvania Line", there is a Warrington Township in York County. The township was formed in 1744 while part of Lancaster County. There is indeed another Warrington Township in Bucks County, which was formed in 1734 from Warminster Township. Although I cannot find Warrington Township in York County in my atlas, there are plenty of references to it in Prowell's "History of York County". The town was settled by English Quakers. A rough map in "York County, Pennsylvania Church Records of the 18th Century", volume 3, shows Warrington as being northwest of Dover Township, northeast of Washington Township and slightly southeast of Dillsburg.
Kindly submitted by Vanessa.

Warrington was organized in 1734. Warrington is the upper of the three rectangular townships that border the Montgomery county line. When Holme's map was published, there were but four land-owners in the township, none of which lived there, Richard Ingolo, R. Sneed, Charles Jones, Jr., and R. Vickers. In the will of William Penn, ten thousand acres in the county were devised to his grandson, William Penn, jr., of which one thousand four hundred and seventeen acres lay in Warrington.Landowners on an old Southampton, Warminster and Warrington map were: Andrew Long, J. Paul, Lukens, Jones, R. Miller, T. Pritchard, the London company, the Proprietary's, Charles Tenant, Nailor, and William Allen.There are no villages but several hamlets of about half a dozen houses, each, namely: Warrington, Neshaminy, Tradesville and Pleasantville.
John Barclay House 1799
  Warrington is taking the first step by identifying 80 buildings for historic recognition.

bullet The building that now houses the law firm of Randolph Scott Associates dates back to 1808.
bullet The Hatboro Federal Savings Bank building was once home to leading township citizen John Barclay in 1799.
bullet And the history of the McNaney farmhouse on Folly Road can be traced back to 1810.
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Warrington Historical Society

The supervisors and the Warrington Township Historic Commission and commission chairman Thomas Mackin, would like to make sure that does not happen. The commission, created less than two years ago, is in the process of identifying 80 buildings for historic recognition.3

bullet FROG HOLLOW
Name given to a portion of Little Neshaminy valley in southwestern Warrington Twp, in which there ware several houses and a hotel. The power house of the former willow Grove and Doylestown trolley line of the Philadelphia Rapid transit Company was located there near the stone arch bridge on Doylestown and willow Grove Turnpike Road (Route 611). This bridge was built in 1821 and replaced another bridge erected before 1795. The Frog Hollow Hotel is one of the old inns of the county. For many years its landlord was Mahlon Keller, a brother of County Commissioner Samuel Keller. The valley at this point is sometimes known as Paul Valley, from a family who owned much property there, but the popular name of Frog Hollow still clings to the place. A colored resident, asked how the place came by its name, replied: "Dunno huccom, but , Man Alive, dem frawgs, dey sho' do hollah nites."3 Reminiscences of Frog Hollow
bullet TRADESVILLE
Since 1854 at the intersection of Bristol and Lower State Roads. Partly in Warrington and Doylestown. Once known as Stuckerts Corner. 4
bullet EUREKA
Once known as Pleasantville, where Lower State Road meets Limekiln Pike. The village store, post office and hotel closed long ago (the buildings are still there). The church, organized in 1840 still thrives.3
bullet NESHAMINY
Where Easton Road (611) and Street Road (132) meet, originally known as Warrington Square. The name was changed to Neshaminy at the coming of the post office in 1864. 3

Revisit Warrington’s History with New Book

Local authors share the history of the area using stunning, vintage images

 

Acadia's latest book on Warrington showing buildings, business, homes and churches then and now.  So well done. Nancy

 

Telling a story in pictures is Warrington Revisited, the newest addition to Arcadia Publishing’s popular Images of America Series. The book by local authors Mary Doyle Roth and Kenneth Samen, for the Warrington Historical Society, is set to release on November 24, 2014. The book boasts 200 vintage images, many of which have never been published, and showcases memories of days gone by.

At the time of Warrington Township’s founding in 1734, few landowners lived on Bucks County’s fertile soil. The history of the township is one of gradual growth and development. From unbroken wilderness grew small clusters of families forming villages. Warrington consisted of four villages: Warrington, Neshaminy, Pleasantville, and Tradesville.

Press Release

bullet Arcadia's book, Warrington by local authors Mary Doyle Roth, Kenneth Samen and the Warrington Historical Society

 

0738562920.jpg (198628 bytes)Reprinted with permission from Warrington, by Mary Doyle Roth, Kenneth Samen and the Warrington Historical Society. Available from the publisher online at http://www.arcadiapublishing.com  or by calling 888-313-2665.

 

November 13, 2014

 

 

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