Brick Tavern, Pennsylvania
|Elevation||554 ft (169 m)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|Area code(s)||Area codes 215, 267, and 445|
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..
Geography and Statistics
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).
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.
- https://viewer.nationalmap.gov/advanced-viewer/ The National Map, retrieved 5 December 2018
- MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, Doylestown, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, PA, 1942, P27.
- "Milford Township History". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
- "The Morning Call, Brick Tavern History". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
- "Brick Tavern". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
- "Quakertown Community School District". Retrieved 5 December 2018.
- "Milford Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania".
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