Hilltown was organized in 1722.

 Immigrants coming into this part of the county came through Philadelphia, now Montgomery county, and were generally Welsh Baptists and German Lutherans and Reformed. Hilltown was the first township formed north of Buckingham. Among the first settlers was Israel Pemberton, an original land-owner in Hilltown, James Logan and Reverend William Thomas. Mr. Thomas was one of the fathers of Hilltown, and one of the most reputable men who settled it. Richard Thomas (not related to William) was an early settler whose sons turned out badly. Two of them entered the British army, William and Evan. Evan was with the British at the Battle of Crooked Billet where he was charged with assisting to burn our wounded in buckwheat straw.

In Hilltown are four churches, two Baptist, one Union, Lutheran and Reformed and one Mennonite. Hilltown was the birthplace of two members of the House of Representatives of the United States, John Pugh and Matthias Morris. 2

bullet PEARL S. BUCK
bullet Hilltown Historical Society
bullet Blooming Glen Pork Products (Eugene M. Moyer & Son) has been providing quality meats since 1856.
bullet Hartzel Strassbuger, oldest house in Hilltown, 1721

The Pearl S. Buck House, 520 Dublin Road in Hilltown will be decorated inside and out with an international Christmas theme through Dec. 30 for the 22nd Annual Holiday Festival. The house and grounds will be open for tours at 10 a.m., 11 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. Mondays through Saturdays. There are additional tours at 6 p.m. and 7 p.m. on Fridays. Tours will be given at noon, 1 p.m., 2 p.m. and 3 p.m. on Sundays. Admission is $7 for adults and $6 for students and seniors. Call (800) 220-BUCK or go to
Bucks County Intelligencer, November 19, 2000



Chestnut Ridge School

District No. G
Hilltown Township
Bucks County Penna.

Alvin D. Reiff, Teacher
Anthony Grame, Director
A.S. Martin, Co. Supt.


Names of Pupils
Chester Albright
Willis Beck
Clayton Bishop
Melvin Bishop
Adam Crouthamel
Anthony Crouthamel
Charlie Grasse
Warren Hendricks
John Hoffman
Horace Hunsberger
Howard Hunsberger
Amanda Albright
Emma Albright
Lizzie Albright
Eva Beck
Mabel Bishop
Viola Bishop
Katie Crouthamel
Sadie Grasse
Mary Hoffman
Susie Hunsberger
Eva Myers
Emma Rappold
Herbert Beck
Clarence Bishop
Walter Worthington
James Constanzer
Anthony Grasse
Leidy Grasse
Walter Grasse
Albert Hoffman
Melvin Hunsberger
Earl Landis
Elvin Smith
Herbert Bishop
Ella Albright
Ida Albright
Emma Beck
Hannah Bishop
Susie Bishop
Barbara Crouthamel
Anna Grasse
Martha Hendricks
Elsie Holzworth
grace Landis
Irene Myers
Martha Rosenberger
Alice Worthington


Good Shepherd Episcopal Church

(0.2 miles away)
1634 Hilltown Pike
Hilltown, PA zip code
Phone: (215) 822-3930

Our Lady Sacred Heart Catholic Church

(0.2 miles away)
Route 152 & Broad St
Hilltown, PA zip code
Phone: (215) 822-9224

St Peter's Reformed Church

(0.6 miles away)
Hilltown Pike & Church Rd
Hilltown, PA zip code
Phone: (215) 822-9375


Blooming Glen Mennonite Meetinghouse Find a Grave  

Pearl Buck Estate in Hilltown Township PEARL S. BUCK



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