BUCKS COUNTY'S EARLY HISTORY
Think you know all there is to know about Bucks County's early history? Test yourself or your friends with the questions and answers below:
1. In what year was Bucks County established?
Bucks County was established in 1682 as one of the four original counties in Pennsylvania, the other three being Chester, Delaware and Philadelphia. Bucks County was originally much larger than it is today, encompassing all of what is now Northampton and Lehigh Counties. The History page on our website gives more information about the development of Bucks County through the centuries.
2. What was the original county seat of Bucks County?
Bristol was the county seat of Bucks County, serving in that role from 1705 to 1726. It was moved to Newtown in 1726, then moved to the more centrally located Doylestown in 1813. Originally named Buckingham, Bristol is one of the oldest towns in Bucks County. On our website, visitors looking for information on Bristol can view our Towns and Main Streets page or use the "Sort by Location" feature on our listings pages to find things to do, restaurants and lodging in the Bristol/Levittown area.
3. Which of Bucks County's three nature centers features the Lenape Village?
One of the unique educational programs at the Churchville Nature Center is the Lenape Village, which offers a hands-on exhibit that helps tell the story of pre-Colonial Bucks County and the native tribe that called the area home. The Village is open to the public every Sunday between April and October from 1 to 4 p.m. More information on Bucks County's three nature centers can be found in their listings under Parks and Nature Centers in the Things to Do section.