Brick Tavern, Pennsylvania

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Brick Tavern
Populated place
Brick Tavern is located in Pennsylvania
Brick Tavern
Brick Tavern
Brick Tavern, Milford Township
Brick Tavern is located in the United States
Brick Tavern
Brick Tavern
Brick Tavern (the United States)
Coordinates: 40°27′23″N 75°23′5″W / 40.45639°N 75.38472°W / 40.45639; -75.38472Coordinates: 40°27′23″N 75°23′5″W / 40.45639°N 75.38472°W / 40.45639; -75.38472
CountryUnited States
554 ft (169 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (EST)
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)Area codes 215, 267, and 445

Brick Tavern is a populated place in Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania in the United States. [1]


The village was named for the tavern built in 1818 by Henry Shelly who was a descendant of a Mennonite family who settled in the area about 1720. The tavern was a meeting place for members of the Fries's Rebellion of 1799 and 1800 and was part of the Underground Railroad assisting the freeing of slaves before and during the Civil War. It was a stop on the stagecoach line between Philadelphia and Allentown and later a trolley stop. The Brick Tavern is still in operation today..[2][3][4]

Geography and Statistics[edit]

Brick Tavern, located on Old Bethlehem Pike in Milford Township northwest of Quakertown, was entered into the Geographic Names Information System on 2 August 1979 as identification number 1203146, listing its elevation as 554 feet (169 m).[5][1]

The area is part of the Unami Creek watershed, which is part of the Perkiomen Creek watershed, which feeds to the Schuylkill River and ultimately to the Delaware River.[1]

The village is located in the Quakertown Community School District, is served by the Pennsylvania State Police (Dublin Barricks), the Milford Township Volunteer Fire Company (Station 57), and by Lifestar EMS. It is also located in Zip Code 18951, and telephone Area codes 215, 267, and 445.[6][7]


  1. ^ a b c The National Map, retrieved 5 December 2018
  2. ^ MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, 1942, P27.
  3. ^ "Milford Township History". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  4. ^ "The Morning Call, Brick Tavern History". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  5. ^ "Brick Tavern". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  6. ^ "Quakertown Community School District". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
  7. ^ "Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania".