Newtown Heritage Walk No. 17This building sits on land that was on the edge of the Newtown Common next to the original townstead land of Christopher Taylor. This property was originally purchased in 1796 by James Boyd "Minister of the Gospel" of the Presbyterian Church for five shillings and the promise to pay yearly rent to the Trustees of the Newtown Commons. In addition to owning several properties in the area, Boyd was an important figure in the history of the church and Newtown. Serving as minister of the Presbyterian Church from 1769-1814, Boyd was well liked and respected. One of his first tasks was to build the new church on Sycamore Street. James Boyd was also committed to education and he was a founder, and for many years a teacher, at the Bucks County Academy and an original trustee of Dickinson College.
|Placed By||Newtown Historical Association and Tyrol Insurance|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014 at 2:33am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 505311 N 4453746|
|Decimal Degrees||40.23413333, -74.93756667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 14.048', W 74° 56.254'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 14' 2.88" N, 74° 56' 15.24" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||215, 267|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 227 N Sycamore St, Newtown PA 18940, US|
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