Aquetong, Pennsylvania

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Aquetong
Populated place
Aquetong is located in Pennsylvania
Aquetong
Aquetong
Aquetong, Solebury Township
Aquetong is located in the United States
Aquetong
Aquetong
Aquetong (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°21′5″N 75°0′12″W / 40.35139°N 75.00333°W / 40.35139; -75.00333Coordinates: 40°21′5″N 75°0′12″W / 40.35139°N 75.00333°W / 40.35139; -75.00333
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
Elevation
256 ft (78 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18938
Area code(s)215, 267


Aquetong is populated place in Solebury Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania along U.S. Route 202 about 2.9 miles (4.7 km) west of New Hope.[1]

History[edit]

Aquetong was originally known as Paxsons Corner during the times of the American Revolution, named after the Paxson family. Benjamin Paxson, a Quaker, was the owner of a mansion known as the 'Rolling Green' and was host to officers and soldiers of the Continental army on a number of occasions. While General Washington and his army was encamped in Doylestown, General Charles Lee with six brigades were camped in a field across the road from the Rolling Green. Hershey's Directory of Bucks County of 1872 listed Aquetong as having a store, several shops and about sixteen dwellings. A post office was established on 31 March 1884, William H. Robinson, the first postmaster, at which time the name was changed to Aquetong. Sometime after 1914, the post office was closed. Mail is now delivered by the New Hope post office.[2]

Geography and Statistics[edit]

Aquetong was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on 2 August 1979 as identification number 1202983, its elevation is listed as 256 feet (78 m). It is located on U.S. Route 202 and Aquetong Road between New Hope and Lahaska. It is located in the Aquetong Creek watershed which is part of the Delaware River watershed.[3][1]

ZIP code is 18938, telephone area codes are Area codes 215, 267, and 445. Public safety is proveded by the Solebury Township Police Department, Lambertville-New Hope Rescue Squad, Central Bucks Ambulance, Eagle Fire Company, Midway Fire Company, and the Point Pleasant Fire Company.[4][5][6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/advanced-viewer/ The National Map, retrieved 2 December 2018
  2. ^ MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, 1942, P10.
  3. ^ "Aquetong". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  4. ^ "Aquetong zip code". Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Area Codes". Retrieved 2 December 2018.
  6. ^ "Solebury Township Community Directory". Retrieved 2 December 2018.