Wycombe, Pennsylvania

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Wycombe, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
Wycombe Post Office
Wycombe Post Office
Wycombe is located in Pennsylvania
Wycombe
Wycombe
Coordinates: 40°16′56″N 75°01′08″W / 40.28222°N 75.01889°W / 40.28222; -75.01889Coordinates: 40°16′56″N 75°01′08″W / 40.28222°N 75.01889°W / 40.28222; -75.01889
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Buckingham and Wrightstown
Elevation 190 ft (60 m)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 18980
Area code(s) 215 and 267
GNIS feature ID 1191822[1]

Wycombe is an unincorporated community mainly in Wrightstown Township but also in Buckingham Township, Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in the 1890s when the Northeast Pennsylvania Railroad opened a line through the county, it was called "Lingohocken" (the traditional Indian name of the area) by local residents, but the post office was named "Wycombe" to prevent confusion with the post office in Wingohocken. The Lingohocken Fire Company, located on the edge of town, retains this older name. The New Hope and Ivyland Railroad still owns the rail line through the town, and, having finished restoring the former Reading Company station building in 2011, intends to restore service through Wycombe. They also store some of their original passenger cars last used in the 1970s adjacent to the station.

The Bridge in Buckingham Township, Gen. John Lacey Homestead, and Wycombe Village Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

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