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Spring Garden

Hamlet, mill, and large mill dam on Neshaminy Creek on the line between Newtown and Northampton Townships and about a mile and a half west of Newtown Borough. Near the mill dam, in Newtown Township, is Dripping Spring, a famous natural curiosity that never fails to excite the interest of the visitor. Instead of bubbling up from the ground, the water from the spring drips from an overhanging bank and roots of shrubs and other vegetable matter growing on the bank. The place takes its name from this spring. About dusk on the evening of October 22, 1781, and a few hours before they skulked into Newtown to hold up Treasurer John Hart and rob the County treasury of 1,307 pounds of good hard gold and paper money, ten members of the Doan outlaw band are reputed to have hidden their horses in a dense thicket near Dripping Spring.

School District: Council Rock

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Street Names
Richboro Road  • Route 332

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