Makefield Historical Society
Board of Director's & Officers for 2017
name of this organization shall be the Lower Makefield Historical Society, hereinafter
referred to as The Society. The Society is an organization and shall be operated
exclusively as a nonprofit educational organization.
Mission Statement of the Lower Makefield Historical Society is to stimulate an
appreciation of the beauty and historic significance of Lower Makefield Township.
To promote, research and publish finding regarding local history and culture.
To establish a historical library and collections of artifacts and to foster an
interest in and encourage the preservation of historic buildings, sites and landscapes
in Lower Makefield and the greater Bucks County areas."
Known Facts About Lower Makefield Township
many more Fun Facts about Lower Makefield...click here
thanks to Kaaren Steil of the Lower Makefield Historical Commission
all these interesting facts
Historic Edgewood Village
Village provides one of the last remaining examples
of early community development
in Lower Makefield Township.
County was one of William Penn's three original counties and by 1692 Makefield
became one of the five governments in Bucks County.
of the first settlers of Makefield Township arrived to survey and take up their
allocations from 1682-1690. Most grants totaled about 500 acres. Many of these
Quakers sub-divided their estates among family members and allotted surplus lands
for servants' headrights.
the 19th century, agriculture practices changed. Wheat, corn and hay were still
the principal field crops, but urban growth fostered a dairy revolution on Pennsylvania
farms. Lower Makefield farms became "specialized" in crops for the urban
market, producing exotic vegetables, flowers, prize horses, other livestock, and
the crossroad of Route 432 and Stony Hill Road, a small village developed in the
middle of the 18th century with a tavern, some tenant houses, a blacksmith shop
and livery, it shared a development pattern common to many other crossroad villages
of Bucks County.
Village of Edgewood is listed on the National Register of Historic Places because
it possesses significance as a crossroads community which was important in the
development of the region from the 1800's through to the 20th century.
the entire history of Edgewood Village...click here