Doylestown Township, as established in 1818, was comprised of the village of Doylestown and 1,885 acres from Buckingham Township, 5,350 acres from New Britain Township, and 3,515 acres from Warwick Township. A number of small villages including Cross Keys, Edison, Furlong and Tradesville were also included. In 1838, the growing village center of the Township detached itself from the whole and was incorporated as Doylestown Borough. The largest landowner in the Township is Delaware Valley University. Founded in 1896, the university began life as the National Farm School teaching young Philadelphia men the science of agriculture. Doylestown Township is home to three Mercer structures of note: Henry Mercer’s Fonthill, built in 1910, and William Mercer’s Aldie mansion, built in 1927, and the Moravian Pottery and Tile works. Doylestown has evolved into an area where exceptional people and industry, classic architectural forms, history, recreational fun and a picturesque landscape all combine to create a unique American identity, and where every day, residents and visitors alike sense its well-secured place in the stream of time as a truly one-of-a-kind community.
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