Bucks County
Fonthill Castle



Think you know all there is to know about Doylestown? Test yourself or your friends with the questions and answers below:

1. By whom was Doylestown founded?
William Doyle and his family, of France.

2. In what year was Doylestown founded?
William Doyle got permission to build a tavern on the corner of main and State Street in 1745. 

3. In what year was Doylestown named the County Seat? 
In 1813, Doylestown was named the County Seat due to its more central location within the county. The County Seat had previously been Bristol.

4. Under what condition did Henry Mercer allow his three famous castles to be turned into museums upon his death?
When Mercer died, he gave several buildings to be used as museums with the condition that his housekeeper be allowed to live on Fonthill property for the rest of her life.

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