Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania

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Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Washington Crossing is located in Pennsylvania
Washington Crossing
Washington Crossing
Washington Crossing is located in the United States
Washington Crossing
Washington Crossing
Coordinates: 40°17′36″N 74°52′14″W / 40.29333°N 74.87056°W / 40.29333; -74.87056Coordinates: 40°17′36″N 74°52′14″W / 40.29333°N 74.87056°W / 40.29333; -74.87056
CountryUnited States
TownshipUpper Makefield
56 ft (17 m)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)215 and 267
GNIS feature ID1190624[1]

Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, is a small unincorporated village located in Upper Makefield Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, with a zip code of 18977. Formerly known as "Taylorsville," it is most famous for Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on the night of December 25–26, 1776 during the American Revolutionary War. It is also the location of the headquarters of Washington Crossing Historic Park. It is directly across the river from Washington Crossing, New Jersey, to which it is connected by the Washington Crossing Bridge. The town also participates in special events, such as a re-enactment of Washington's crossing of the Delaware River on Christmas Day each year. The town of Washington Crossing has an array of shops including a pizza restaurant, a bank, a Dunkin' Donuts, a convenience store, an inn, and a jewelry store. As part of Washington's Crossing, the community was named a US National Historic Landmark in 1961.[2]

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  1. ^ "Washington Crossing". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey.
  2. ^ C. E. Shedd, Jr. (August 1, 1960). National Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings: Washington Crossing State Parks (pdf). National Park Service. and Accompanying two photos, from 1960 and undated (32 KB)

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