Newtown is Newtown. Taylorsville is Washington's Crossing. They are not the same. How do I know? I've lived in Newtown for 36 years. Newtown was William Penn's New Town, hence the name.
Taylorsville was named after whichever family was running the ferry at the time. Before the Taylor's, it was McKonkey's Ferry. They left and the Taylor's moved in and it became Taylor's Ferry/Taylorsville.
I suggest that you read through Place Names in Bucks County by George MacReynolds. His work has its share of faults, but it is considered the most accurate work of its type concerning the county.
You may be able to order this book through the Mercer Museum gift shop in Doylestown, PA. I don't know if they do phone orders, but they might. I know you can do it through the snails.
|Home | Help | About Us | Site Index | Jobs | PRIVACY | Affiliate|
|© 2007 The Generations Network|