This small hamlet was named for Isaac Burson, an English Quaker from Abington who built a hotel early in the village's history. A post office, using the name Bursontown, was established in 1804, making it one of the earliest post offices in northern Bucks County. The Richland Monthly Meeting established a meeting in Bursonville in 1743 to accommodate the local Friends. Today, no evidence of the early commercial uses or the post office is apparent in Bursonville. The hamlet now consists of a few houses and barns situated in a quiet, shady, and picturesque setting.
Source: Springfield Township Comprehensive Plan, 2002