John Burroughs Homestead

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John Burroughs Homestead
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John Burroughs Homestead. November 2012.
John Burroughs Homestead is located in Pennsylvania
John Burroughs Homestead
John Burroughs Homestead is located in the United States
John Burroughs Homestead
LocationWrightstown-Taylorsville Road, Taylorsville, Pennsylvania
Coordinates40°17′04″N 74°54′02″W / 40.28444°N 74.90056°W / 40.28444; -74.90056Coordinates: 40°17′04″N 74°54′02″W / 40.28444°N 74.90056°W / 40.28444; -74.90056
Area10 acres (4.0 ha)
NRHP reference No.84003163[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 5, 1984

John Burroughs Homestead, also known as Shady Hill and the Lieutenant Colonel James Hendricks Headquarters, is a historic home located at Taylorsville, Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania. It is a house dated to the 18th century and built in four sections. The oldest section is a 2+12-story, uncoursed fieldstone structure. The second section is a 2+12-story, coursed fieldstone structure. The third section is a two-story, random-coursed fieldstone structure, and the fourth section is a small, one-story frame vestibule. Also on the property are a contributing 2+12-story, fieldstone carriage house, tool shed, and stone-and-frame caretaker's cottage.[2]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]


  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. July 9, 2010.
  2. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System. Note: This includes Jeffrey Marshall and Lillie D. Zierau (April 1980). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: John Burroughs Homestead" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-10-01.