Solebury Township, Pennsylvania

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Solebury Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, United States. The population was 7,743 at the 2000 census.

The Solebury School is located in the township, off U.S. Route 202.

Abbie Hoffman committed suicide in 1989 in Solebury Township.

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Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 27.2 square miles (70.6 km²), of which 26.6 square miles (69.0 km²) is land and 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²) (2.20%) is water.

History

Solebury has had history lining its borders since the 17th century, ever since the Europeans have settled here in America. It contains historical sites that are visited everyday by many. From the pre-revolutionary America, to colonial times, and finally, the industrial revolution. Prior to the "Americans" taking over this town it was owned by a Native American Tribe, the "Lenni-Lenape". This in english means, "original people". After the "Turtle Tribe" occupied this land it later became known as Solebury. In 1686 Solebury was finally signed over to the American settlers by 13 Native American tribe leaders. http://www.soleburytwp.org/categoryIndex.aspx?p=21

Attractions

There are many fun outdoor types of activities to do while in Solebury; for instance, the infamous New Hope-Lambertville Winter Festival. Solebury includes a landscape of a tremendous amount of historical sites that are easily located by simply walking, such as, Magill's Hill. Magill's Hill is a 5-acre site that consists of steeply sloped hills which can be used for sledding or other winter activities. The Solebury Township includes something that is called the Trail which has a connection to the electric company power line. This line is along U.S. Route 202 which provides outdoors activities for nighttime so people can see where they are going while enjoying the scenery. This also allows baseball games and athletic teams to play during the night. With Solebury being so close to the Delaware river it makes it much easier to do outdoor water activities, such as, fishing, tubing, and canoeing. On the side of the Delaware river it contains a 60 mile long path to either ride on with a bike, walk or run, while enjoying the view of historical villages. Solebury also contains the Washington Crossing State Park. Near this park you are able to visit the house of Thompson-Neely house, the old Grist Mill, and Bowmans Tower.

Infrastructure

Our residents are an integral part of the infrastructure and are encouraged to take an active role in the activities and events that occur here. Come on out and enjoy our parks and recreation! This unique community depends greatly on the many volunteers who support the programs and park facilities in Solebury.

Hospitality Resources

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