Erwinna, Pennsylvania

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Erwinna, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Erwinna is located in Pennsylvania
Erwinna
Erwinna
Coordinates: 40°30′02″N 75°04′22″W / 40.50056°N 75.07278°W / 40.50056; -75.07278Coordinates: 40°30′02″N 75°04′22″W / 40.50056°N 75.07278°W / 40.50056; -75.07278
CountryUnited States
StatePennsylvania
CountyBucks
TownshipTinicum
Elevation
135 ft (41 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
18920
Area code(s)610 and 484
GNIS feature ID1174314[1]

Erwinna (/ɜːrˈwɪnə/ ur-WIN) is an unincorporated community in Tinicum Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States, with a zip code of 18920. It is located approximately 40 miles north of Center City Philadelphia and has an area code of 610.

History[edit]

It is named after Colonel Arthur Erwin (also "Irwin"), who was a leader in the Bucks County Militia. A concise biography of him has been created by the DAR Chapter bearing his name.[2] Colonel Erwin is said to have supplied many of boats that were used by George Washington and the Continental Army to cross the Delaware en route to the Battle of Trenton on the morning of December 26, 1776.[3][4]

The Erwinna Covered Bridge, Riverside Farm, Stover Mill, and Isaac Stover House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[5]

Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Erwinna". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ [1]
  3. ^ (letter from George Washington to Brig. General William Maxwell, Dec. 8, 1776
  4. ^ (George Washington to Col. Arthur Erwin, Dec. 9, 1776
  5. ^ National Park Service (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.