Taylorsville, Washington Crossing, Upper Makefield Twp, Bucks County PA


Upper Makefield Twp, Bucks County, PA

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  • Taylorsville Map
  • School District: Council Rock
  • Post Office: Washington Crossing
  • Zip Code: 18977

In and around what remains of the historic village called Taylorsville (also known as Washington's Crossing) is a neighborhood of single family, detached residential properties built from the late 1800s through the 1960s. The median age of these village homes is 1957. Living space ranges from 1,200 through more than 3,500 sqft., with a median of 1,600 sqft. Lot sizes vary from one-quarter to more than an acre, the median being approximately one-half acre.

The residential area of Taylorsville is found on the westerly side of River Rd, both north and south of Route 532. Route 532 (General Washington Memorial Blvd) and River Road form the primary intersection of the village. Access is from New Jersey via the diminutive bridge across the Delaware River, from River Rd (north or south) and from 532. East of River Rd is the southern reach of Washington Crossing Park; this section of the park includes the visitors center, McKonkey's Tavern (purported site of final planning for Washington's famous "crossing") and several historic commercial structures.

Also Nearby: The Historic Delaware Canal borders the village to west, and the Delaware River to the east. Historic New Hope is less than 5-miles north on River Road. A former dairy farm now operates as a vineyard and winery by the current generation of the same family. The historic towns of Morrisville, Yardley, Newtown and Doylestown are each with a 15 mile drive, albeit in varying directions.

The earliest settlement was known as Bakers Ferry, and by the time of the Revolution it had become McConkey's Ferry. In 1777 Samuel Baker sold a large tract of his holdings to Benjamin Taylor. In 1829 a post office was established and the name was again changed, this time to Taylorsville, in honor of the newly appointed postmaster, John Taylor.

The ferry ceased operating in 1835 with the completion of a bridge. The wooden bridge was destroyed by flood in 1841, rebuilt, and destroyed again in 1903. The replacement and current bridge is a steel structure.

Nearby Neighborhoods

Street Names
General De Fermoy Road • General Greene Road • General Hamilton Road • General Knox Road • General Mercer Avenue • General Saint Claire Road • General Stark Road • General Sullivan Road • General Washington Memorial Boulevard • Lord Sterling Road • River Road • Route 32

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