Last Added: 8/23/2013 9:54 AM
Northampton Township Complex
55 Township Road
Richboro, PA 18954
Phone: (215) 357-6800
Fax: (215) 357-1251
Northampton Township Police
50 Township Road
Richboro, PA 18954
Non-Emergency: (215) 357-8700
Business Only: (215) 322-6111
Northampton Township was always a farming community, with just a few settlements near crossroads or mills. Not until the late 1800’s, did the villages of Richboro and Churchville grow, as retired farmers decided to build homes "in town."
Life was never dull for them or their counterparts on the farm. Activities, some of which are just memories now, were big political parades and Memorial Day parades to the local cemetery, church and school picnics, serenades of banging pots and pans at the homes of newlyweds, carnivals and dinners at the firehouse, chautauquas when people gathered to enjoy plays, reading poetry, and listen to and partake in discussions, and of course, the trips to and competition in the county fairs. Today, many landmarks have changed or disappeared, and new activities have replaced the old.
The Northampton Historical Commission hopes you will enjoy a peek into the past and the present of a rapidly growing community. We endeavored to give a personalized history of the area in which you live. We thank the many people, as well as the Bucks County Historical Commission, who supplied us with photographs and local information.
3rd Thursday - 7:00 PM at the Northampton Township Library.
* Historical Commission, by law, has 30 days to delay demolition of a structure.
Illustrated history and atlas of the Township, authored by Virginia Geyer, longtime resident and member of both the Historical Commission and the Northampton Historical Society.
Edith Berry's drawing of historic homes. Also a collection of photos of all Township homes over 50 years old.
Reporting, in an advisory capacity, to the Board of Supervisors on potential for preservation before old structures can be demolished.