This village was named for the Strawn Family (variously spelled Strahan, Strawhn, and Strawhan) who were prolific in Haycock Township. Early records show a David Strawhan as a property owner as early as 1793. Like its neighbor Applebachsville a mile to the north, the village is located in what was known as Stokes Meadow. William Stokes was the first postmaster, circa 1830. By 1832 Strawntown had a store, a tavern and 14 houses. Like Applebachsville, it was a stop on the stage line between Philadelphia and Bethlehem.
The tavern, enlarged/extended a number of times, is still operating (2004) though it's original date of construction is unknown.
Some historians believe the Strahans of Haycock township were related to London book dealer William Strahan who was a confidential correspondent to Benjamin Franklin throughout the Revolution. Copies of Franklin-Strahan letters can be found at the Bucks County Historical Society Library.