The Growth of a Village

The Growth of a Village (HM1GAE)

Location: Washington Crossing, PA 18977 Bucks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 17.663', W 74° 52.224'

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In 1776, when General George Washington undertook his momentous crossing of the Delaware, the brown stone McConkey Ferry Inn was the only building on this site.

Shortly thereafter, the Taylor Family purchased the Inn and surrounding land making way for the development of the 19th century village of Taylorsville. After expanding the McConkey Ferry Inn, brothers Mahlon and Bernard built homes for themselves: the federal style Mahlon K. Taylor house and the present day Washington Crossing Inn. The surrounding homes were built as tenant houses to comprise a self-sufficient community including homes for a blacksmith, wheelwright, tailor, physician, a general store and post office.

The 1830's brought the expansion of Taylorsville and construction of a wooden covered bridge across the Delaware. Shortly after its completion, the structure was destroyed by a flood and rebuilt a few years later. The existing steel bridge, opened in 1905, is the third bridge to be built at the site of Washington's historic crossing of the Delaware

Placed ByWashington Crossing Historic Park
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Date Added Saturday, October 4th, 2014 at 12:01am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 511014 N 4460439
Decimal Degrees40.29438333, -74.87040000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 17.663', W 74° 52.224'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 17' 39.78" N, 74° 52' 13.44" W
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Area Code(s)215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1251 General Washington Memorial Blvd, Washington Crossing PA 18977, US
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