Yardley is a borough in Bucks County, United States. The small community of Yardley is bordered by the Delaware River and Ewing, New Jersey on the east, by Lower Makefield Township on the north and south; the population was 2,434 at the 2010 census. Yardley is located at 40°14′29″N 74°50′11″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.0 square mile, of which, 0.9 square miles of it is land and 0.1 square miles of it is water. The Delaware Canal and its towpath bisect the borough from northwest to southeast. Access points to the canal are located at Edgewater Avenue, Afton Avenue, Fuld Avenue, College Avenue and South Canal Street; as of the 2010 census, the borough was 89.7% Non-Hispanic White, 3.5% Black or African American, 2.6% Asian, 1.9% were two or more races. 2.5 % of the population were of Latino ancestry. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,498 people, 1,170 households, 649 families residing in the borough; the population density was 2,729.0 people per square mile.
There were 1,209 housing units at an average density of 1,320.8 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 93.63% White, 3.44% African American, 0.08% Native American, 1.20% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 0.52% from other races, 1.08% from two or more races. 1.76 % of the population were Latino of any race. There were 1,170 households, out of which 24.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.9% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 44.5% were non-families. 37.0% of all households were made up of individuals, 10.8% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.14 and the average family size was 2.86. In the borough the population was spread out, with 20.4% under the age of 18, 4.8% from 18 to 24, 35.3% from 25 to 44, 24.9% from 45 to 64, 14.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females, there were 90.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.3 males.
The median income for a household in the township was $58,221, the median income for a family was $70,938. Males had a median income of $50,816 versus $41,893 for females; the per capita income for the township was $32,802. About 1.7% of families and 3.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 2.6% of those under age 18 and 3.3% of those age 65 or over. Yardley was founded by William Yardley, who emigrated to America in 1682 with his family, he made an agreement before leaving England, to buy 500 acres for ten pounds. A survey was completed in October 1682, the area William Yardley settled was called "Prospect Farm." It was located just outside the present Yardley Borough. William Yardley died in 1693, his family in 1702-1703 of smallpox; the family's burial plots are located in Slate Hill Cemetery, one of the oldest Quaker burial grounds in the state. Video A nephew, Thomas Yardley, came to America in 1704 to settle the estate and never returned to England, he opened a ferry line which started operating in 1710 from Letchworth Avenue, the lower boundary of the village, landed in New Jersey further downstream.
This was an important link between West Jersey and the three roads leading to Philadelphia by way of Falls and Newtown. The Yardley family occupied the land for more than 150 years; when Yardley was founded there were small settlements at nearby Burlington and Falls Ferry. Yardley began to develop into a village about 1807, by 1880 had a population of 820. Early industries included a spoke and handle factory, felloe factory and plaster mill, two flour mills; the first post office, established in 1828, used the name "Yardleyville." The name became "Yardley" again at the time the Reading Railroad came through the area in 1876. During the American Civil War, Yardley was a station for the Underground Railroad, an escape route for slaves. Known hiding places were under the eaves of the Continental Hotel, in bins of warehouses on the Delaware Canal, at the General Store. At Lakeside, the yellow house facing Lake Afton on N. Main St. one brick-walled cellar room is thought to have been a hiding place. Yardley Borough was incorporated on March 4, 1895.
The Train Collectors Association, which now boasts worldwide membership of 30,000 individuals, was founded in Yardley in 1954. The former Bridge in Yardley Borough, Washington Crossing State Park, Yardley Historic District are listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 1876: The North Pennsylvania Railroad first constructed the railroad through Yardley in 1876 and was leased by the Reading Railroad for 100 years starting in 1879. 1843: The United States Postal Service changed the name of the town to Yardley from Yardleyville. This was to avoid confusion with the New York City/Philadelphia train line that made a stop here and at Yardville, New Jersey. 1955: Flooding caused by hurricanes Connie and Diane wiped out the bridge to New Jersey. 1961: Scudder Falls Bridge opens, just outside the borough. 1984 The first DMV office opens in Yardley Boro PJ'S Auto Tags 1996: Due to student overpopulation of Quarry Hill Elementary School on Quarry Rd near Creamery Rd, Afton Elementary School was constructed in the adjacent lot.
1997: A notable jewelry store in Yardley proper suffered damage from a fire. This caused quite a stir in the community; the cause of the fire was determined to be from a cigarette inserted into the building from the exterior. 2004: Hurricane Ivan causes worst flood since 1955. 2005: On April 4, t
In the U. S. commonwealth of Pennsylvania, a borough is a self-governing municipal entity, best thought of as a town smaller than a city, but with a similar population density in its residential areas. Sometimes thought of as "junior cities", boroughs have fewer powers and responsibilities than full-fledged cities. Boroughs tend to have more developed business districts and concentrations of public and commercial office buildings, including court houses. Both are larger, less spacious, more developed than the rural townships, which have the greater territory and surround boroughs of a related or the same name. There are 56 cities in Pennsylvania, but only one town, the town of Bloomsburg. All municipalities in Pennsylvania are classified as boroughs, or townships; the only exception is the town of Bloomsburg, recognized by state government as the only incorporated town in Pennsylvania and uses the distinction in its promotion. Many home rule municipalities remain classified as boroughs or townships for certain purposes if the state's Borough and Township Codes no longer apply to them.
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England is a country, part of the United Kingdom. It shares land borders with Wales to Scotland to the north-northwest; the Irish Sea lies west of England and the Celtic Sea lies to the southwest. England is separated from continental Europe by the North Sea to the east and the English Channel to the south; the country covers five-eighths of the island of Great Britain, which lies in the North Atlantic, includes over 100 smaller islands, such as the Isles of Scilly and the Isle of Wight. The area now called England was first inhabited by modern humans during the Upper Palaeolithic period, but takes its name from the Angles, a Germanic tribe deriving its name from the Anglia peninsula, who settled during the 5th and 6th centuries. England became a unified state in the 10th century, since the Age of Discovery, which began during the 15th century, has had a significant cultural and legal impact on the wider world; the English language, the Anglican Church, English law – the basis for the common law legal systems of many other countries around the world – developed in England, the country's parliamentary system of government has been adopted by other nations.
The Industrial Revolution began in 18th-century England, transforming its society into the world's first industrialised nation. England's terrain is chiefly low hills and plains in central and southern England. However, there is upland and mountainous terrain in the west; the capital is London, which has the largest metropolitan area in both the United Kingdom and the European Union. England's population of over 55 million comprises 84% of the population of the United Kingdom concentrated around London, the South East, conurbations in the Midlands, the North West, the North East, Yorkshire, which each developed as major industrial regions during the 19th century; the Kingdom of England – which after 1535 included Wales – ceased being a separate sovereign state on 1 May 1707, when the Acts of Union put into effect the terms agreed in the Treaty of Union the previous year, resulting in a political union with the Kingdom of Scotland to create the Kingdom of Great Britain. In 1801, Great Britain was united with the Kingdom of Ireland to become the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland.
In 1922 the Irish Free State seceded from the United Kingdom, leading to the latter being renamed the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland. The name "England" is derived from the Old English name Englaland, which means "land of the Angles"; the Angles were one of the Germanic tribes that settled in Great Britain during the Early Middle Ages. The Angles came from the Anglia peninsula in the Bay of Kiel area of the Baltic Sea; the earliest recorded use of the term, as "Engla londe", is in the late-ninth-century translation into Old English of Bede's Ecclesiastical History of the English People. The term was used in a different sense to the modern one, meaning "the land inhabited by the English", it included English people in what is now south-east Scotland but was part of the English kingdom of Northumbria; the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle recorded that the Domesday Book of 1086 covered the whole of England, meaning the English kingdom, but a few years the Chronicle stated that King Malcolm III went "out of Scotlande into Lothian in Englaland", thus using it in the more ancient sense.
According to the Oxford English Dictionary, its modern spelling was first used in 1538. The earliest attested reference to the Angles occurs in the 1st-century work by Tacitus, Germania, in which the Latin word Anglii is used; the etymology of the tribal name itself is disputed by scholars. How and why a term derived from the name of a tribe, less significant than others, such as the Saxons, came to be used for the entire country and its people is not known, but it seems this is related to the custom of calling the Germanic people in Britain Angli Saxones or English Saxons to distinguish them from continental Saxons of Old Saxony between the Weser and Eider rivers in Northern Germany. In Scottish Gaelic, another language which developed on the island of Great Britain, the Saxon tribe gave their name to the word for England. An alternative name for England is Albion; the name Albion referred to the entire island of Great Britain. The nominally earliest record of the name appears in the Aristotelian Corpus the 4th-century BC De Mundo: "Beyond the Pillars of Hercules is the ocean that flows round the earth.
In it are two large islands called Britannia. But modern scholarly consensus ascribes De Mundo not to Aristotle but to Pseudo-Aristotle, i.e. it was written in the Graeco-Roman period or afterwards. The word Albion or insula Albionum has two possible origins, it either derives from a cognate of the Latin albus meaning white, a reference to the white cliffs of Dover or from the phrase the "island of the Albiones" in the now lost Massaliote Periplus, attested through Avienus' Ora Maritima to which the former served as a source. Albion is now applied to England in a more poetic capacity. Another romantic name for England is Loegria, related to the Welsh word for England and made popular by its use in Arthurian legend; the earliest known evidence of human presence in the area now known as England was that of Homo antecessor, dating to approximate
Quakertown is a borough in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, in the USA. As of 2016, it had a population of 8,798; the borough is 15 miles south of Allentown and Bethlehem and 47 miles north of Philadelphia, making Quakertown a border town of both the Delaware Valley and Lehigh Valley metropolitan areas. It is considered part of the United States Census Bureau's Philadelphia−Camden−Wilmington MSA and the Delaware Valley. Quakertown is surrounded by Richland Township. Quakertown was settled by members of the Religious Society of Friends, or Quakers; the settlement was not known as Quakertown until its first post office opened in 1803. On September 18, 1777, during the American Revolutionary War, a convoy of wagons carrying the Liberty Bell from Philadelphia to Allentown, under the command of Col. Thomas Polk of Charlotte, North Carolina, stopped in Quakertown; the Liberty Bell was stored overnight behind the home of Evan Foulke, the entourage stayed at the Red Lion Inn. The John Fries' Rebellion was started in the Red Lion Inn in 1799.
In 1854, Quakertown elected its first Burgess. The North Pennsylvania Railroad caused a great increase in population, by 1880, the population of Quakertown had reached 1,800. Liberty Hall, Quakertown Historic District, Quakertown Passenger and Freight Station, Enoch Roberts House are listed on the National Register of Historic Places; the American Civil War along with national economic expansion changed Quakertown from a tiny village to a commercial manufacturing center. In the nineteenth century, local industrial establishments included cigar and cigar box factories, silk mills, harness factories, stove foundries; until 1969, Quakertown generated its own electrical power. The population of Quakertown in 1900 was 3,014. By 1940, the population had reached 5,150 people. At the 2010 census, the borough's population was 8,979. Today, Quakertown has several restaurants and businesses that line Pennsylvania Route 309. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 2.0 square miles, all of it land.
Licking Run begins in passes through Quakertown from the west to the east and drains into the Tohickon Creek. Tohickon Creek, which drains into the Delaware River, flows past the northeastern edge of the borough. Quakertown is in hardiness zone 6b; as of the census of 2010, there were 8,979 people residing in the borough. The racial makeup of the borough was 90.6% White, 2.4% African American, 0.3% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 2.7% from other races, 1.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.0% of the population. As of the census of 2000, there were 8,931 people, 3,421 households, 2,251 families residing in the borough; the population density was 4,424.7 people per square mile. There were 3,631 housing units at an average density of 1,798.9 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 94.46% White, 1.20% African American, 0.13% Native American, 1.51% Asian, 0.06% Pacific Islander, 1.58% from other races, 1.06% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.88% of the population.
There were 3,421 households, out of which 32.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.7% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 34.2% were non-families. 28.3% of all households were made up of individuals, 11.9% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.11. In the borough the population was spread out, with 25.5% under the age of 18, 7.9% from 18 to 24, 32.2% from 25 to 44, 19.1% from 45 to 64, 15.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.1 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $41,942, the median income for a family was $51,194. Males had a median income of $33,697 versus $26,988 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $20,562. About 3.7% of families and 5.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.0% of those under age 18 and 6.7% of those age 65 or over.
Quakertown has a council-manager system of government. The borough has a seven-member Borough Council elected at-large to four-year terms; the council appoints a Borough Manager. As of 2017, the members of Borough Council are President L. James Roberts Jr. Vice President Donald E. Rosenberger, Jon Roth, Michael Johnson, Douglas Propst, Lisa J. Gaier, Esq. and Jann Paulovitz. State Representative Craig Staats, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145 State Senator Bob Mensch, Pennsylvania Senate, District 24 US Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district Police services in the borough is provided 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by the Quakertown Borough Police Department, which consists of a Chief, Detective Lieutenant, Administrative Sergeant, two Patrol Sergeants, two Detectives, twelve Patrol Officers, three support staff. Fire protection in Quakertown and surrounding areas is provided by the Quakertown Fire Department, a volunteer fire department which operates the Quakertown Fire Company #1-Station 17 on West Broad Street and the West End Fire Company-Station 18 on Park Avenue.
Quakertown is directly served by four state highways. PA 309 passes through the western part of Quakertown as West End Boulevard and runs north to Allentown and south to Montgomeryville and Philadelphia. PA 313 begins at PA 309 in Quakertown and passes through the t
Dublin is a borough in Bucks County, United States. The population was 2,158 at the 2010 census. Dublin is part of Pennridge School District. Dublin is located at 40°22′24″N 75°12′9″W. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.5 square miles, all of it land. Dublin extends along a stretch of Pennsylvania Route 313 which connects the much larger towns of Doylestown and Quakertown; the entire town can be viewed from 313 with only a few streets diverging from the main road. The town is surrounded by sparse housing developments and a series of dairy farms and nurseries, all of which are part of Hilltown Township and Bedminster Township. Dublin contains a small shopping center, a Department of Motor Vehicles Center, a pharmacy and 5 restaurants. Several rows of old houses line 313; the majority of Dublin's population lives in several developments around the main part of town. Dublin maintains a fire station. Dublin relies on Pennsylvania State Police when not on duty.
As of the 2010 census, the borough was 90.5% White, 1.4% Black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 2.0% Asian, 2.1% were two or more races. 8.9% of the population were of Hispanic or Latino ancestry. As of the census of 2000, there were 2,083 people, 851 households, 520 families residing in the borough; the population density was 3,825.7 people per square mile. There were 869 housing units at an average density of 1,596.0 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 93.90% White, 1.59% African American, 0.19% Native American, 1.15% Asian, 0.14% Pacific Islander, 0.48% from other races, 1.44% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.97% of the population. There were 851 households, out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.7% were married couples living together, 9.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 38.8% were non-families. 29.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 6.5% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.45 and the average family size was 3.10. In the borough the population was spread out, with 26.4% under the age of 18, 10.3% from 18 to 24, 38.5% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 98.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 99.6 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $48,235, the median income for a family was $55,724. Males had a median income of $37,441 versus $26,589 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $21,778. About 4.3% of families and 6.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.2% of those under age 18 and 7.0% of those age 65 or over. During the summer months, frequent episodes of high humidity occur. Heat index values exceed 100 °F. On average, the wettest month of the year is July which corresponds with the annual peak for thunderstorm activity. During the winter months, wind chill values fall below 0 °F.
On average, the snowiest month of the year is February which corresponds with the annual peak for nor'easter activity. Official website
Pennsylvania the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, is a state located in the northeastern and Mid-Atlantic regions of the United States. The Appalachian Mountains run through its middle; the Commonwealth is bordered by Delaware to the southeast, Maryland to the south, West Virginia to the southwest, Ohio to the west, Lake Erie and the Canadian province of Ontario to the northwest, New York to the north, New Jersey to the east. Pennsylvania is the 33rd-largest state by area, the 6th-most populous state according to the most recent official U. S. Census count in 2010, it is the 9th-most densely populated of the 50 states. Pennsylvania's two most populous cities are Philadelphia, Pittsburgh; the state capital and its 10th largest city is Harrisburg. Pennsylvania has 140 miles of waterfront along the Delaware Estuary; the state is one of the 13 original founding states of the United States. Part of Pennsylvania, together with the present State of Delaware, had earlier been organized as the Colony of New Sweden.
It was the second state to ratify the United States Constitution, on December 12, 1787. Independence Hall, where the United States Declaration of Independence and United States Constitution were drafted, is located in the state's largest city of Philadelphia. During the American Civil War, the Battle of Gettysburg was fought in the south central region of the state. Valley Forge near Philadelphia was General Washington's headquarters during the bitter winter of 1777–78. Pennsylvania is 170 miles north to south and 283 miles east to west. Of a total 46,055 square miles, 44,817 square miles are land, 490 square miles are inland waters, 749 square miles are waters in Lake Erie, it is the 33rd-largest state in the United States. Pennsylvania has 51 miles of coastline along Lake Erie and 57 miles of shoreline along the Delaware Estuary. Of the original Thirteen Colonies, Pennsylvania is the only state that does not border the Atlantic Ocean; the boundaries of the state are the Mason–Dixon line to the south, the Twelve-Mile Circle on the Pennsylvania-Delaware border, the Delaware River to the east, 80° 31' W to the west and the 42° N to the north, with the exception of a short segment on the western end, where a triangle extends north to Lake Erie.
Cities include Philadelphia, Reading and Lancaster in the southeast, Pittsburgh in the southwest, the tri-cities of Allentown and Easton in the central east. The northeast includes the former anthracite coal mining cities of Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Hazleton. Erie is located in the northwest. State College serves the central region while Williamsport serves the commonwealth's north-central region as does Chambersburg the south-central region, with York and the state capital Harrisburg on the Susquehanna River in the east-central region of the Commonwealth and Altoona and Johnstown in the west-central region; the state has five geographical regions, namely the Allegheny Plateau and Valley, Atlantic Coastal Plain and the Erie Plain. New York Ontario Maryland Delaware West Virginia New Jersey Ohio Pennsylvania's diverse topography produces a variety of climates, though the entire state experiences cold winters and humid summers. Straddling two major zones, the majority of the state, with the exception of the southeastern corner, has a humid continental climate.
The southern portion of the state has a humid subtropical climate. The largest city, has some characteristics of the humid subtropical climate that covers much of Delaware and Maryland to the south. Summers are hot and humid. Moving toward the mountainous interior of the state, the winter climate becomes colder, the number of cloudy days increases, snowfall amounts are greater. Western areas of the state locations near Lake Erie, can receive over 100 inches of snowfall annually, the entire state receives plentiful precipitation throughout the year; the state may be subject to severe weather from spring through summer into fall. Tornadoes occur annually in the state, sometimes in large numbers, such as 30 recorded tornadoes in 2011; as of 1600, the tribes living in Pennsylvania were the Algonquian Lenape, the Iroquoian Susquehannock & Petun and the Siouan Monongahela Culture, who may have been the same as a little known tribe called the Calicua, or Cali. Other tribes who entered the region during the colonial era were the Trockwae, Saponi, Nanticoke, Conoy Piscataway, Iroquois Confederacy—possibly among others.
Other tribes, like the Erie, may have once held some land in Pennsylvania, but no longer did so by the year 1600. Both the Dutch and the English claimed both sides of the Delaware River as part of their colonial lands in America; the Dutch were the first to take possession. By June 3, 1631, the Dutch had begun settling the Delmarva Peninsula by establishing the Zwaanendael Colony on the site of present-day Lewes, Delaware. In 1638, Sweden established the New Sweden Colony, in the region of Fort Christina, on the site of present-day Wilmington, Delaware. New Sweden claimed and, for the most part, controlled the lower Delaware River region (parts of present-day Delaware, New Jersey, Pe
Richlandtown is a borough in Bucks County, United States. The population was 1,327 at the 2010 census. Richlandtown is located at 40°28′23″N 75°19′17″W, it is surrounded by Richland Township. According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 0.2 square miles, all of it land. As of the census of 2000, there were 1,283 people, 430 households, 319 families residing in the borough; the population density was 5,034.2 people per square mile. There were 451 housing units at an average density of 1,769.6 per square mile. The racial makeup of the borough was 98.29% White, 0.39% African American, 0.47% Asian, 0.39% from other races, 0.47% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.25% of the population. There were 430 households, out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 13.7% had a female householder with no husband present, 25.8% were non-families. 22.1% of all households were made up of individuals, 6.3% had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.
The average household size was 2.70 and the average family size was 3.13. In the borough the population was spread out, with 27.2% under the age of 18, 6.2% from 18 to 24, 32.6% from 25 to 44, 16.5% from 45 to 64, 17.5% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 87.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.6 males. The median income for a household in the borough was $45,652, the median income for a family was $49,423. Males had a median income of $31,974 versus $25,625 for females; the per capita income for the borough was $19,322. About 1.5% of families and 3.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 0.9% of those under age 18 and 2.0% of those age 65 or over. State Representative Craig Staats, Pennsylvania House of Representatives, District 145 State Senator Bob Mensch, Pennsylvania Senate, District 24 US Representative Brian Fitzpatrick, Pennsylvania's 1st congressional district