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Curley Hill


Historic Hamlet [1]

A long incline on the old Dyer Road (Route 611) between Danboro and Plumsteadville; also the name of a hamlet in western Plumstead Township at the intersection of Curley Hill Road and Route 611. The first school house in Plumstead was located there. Tradition says that one of its first teachers was Joseph Doan, a native of the township, who later joined the band of Doan Outlaws during Revolutionary times. In the days of the Doylestown and Easton Railroad's activities, an engineer was in charge of a trolley booster on this hill. For several years prior to 1926, when the railway company suspended operations, Curley Hill had a post office with John Fox, who had charge of the trolley booster, acting as postmaster. After the railway closed down, the post office was abandoned and its patrons were supplied by rural delivery. This part of the route was recently discontinued and residents now get their mail at Danboro. Diligent search has failed to reveal the origin of the name Curley Hill. The word "Curley" may be an error or a change from another word. An early name for the adjacent village of Danboro was Clover Hill, and it is possible this now forgotten name survives in the altered form of Curley Hill.

  1. MacReynolds, George, Place Names in Bucks County, Bucks County Historical Society, Doylestown, 1941

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Street Names: Curley Hill Road, Easton Road, Route 611

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