~ Solebury

Solebury was organized in 1703 

Solebury is fourteen thousand and seventy-three acres and the origin of the name is unknown. The great body of the inhabitants are descendants of English Friends. Solebury and Buckingham were originally one township, but were divided about 1700, the first mention of Solebury is about 1702.

Among the original families: John Cutler, George White, William Kitchen, John Walton, Sypke Ankes, Renier Jansen, Paul Wolf, Thomas Story, Israel Pemberton, Robert Heath, Edmund and Henry Hartly, Thomas Carns, John Scarborough, Andrew J. Beaumont, Randall Blackshaw, James Harrison, William Beaks, William Croasdale, Nathan Ely.1

"heirs of Nathaniel Harding, sold the 500 acres to John Dawson, "yeoman, of Saulsbury," who appears to be the first actual settler on the tract."3

Tower could be closed
Originally Milton from 1800-1833
  1. Black Bass Hotel
bullet Solebury Township Office
3092 Sugan Rd
Solebury, PA 18963
Phone: (215)297-5656
bullet Excelsior Normal institute
Opened in Carversville in October 1859. Operating as a coeducational boarding school, it offered four courses of study. Room and board for the 35-week school year was $3.65 a week. Tuition ranged from 90 cents to $1.15 a week. The institute closed in 1874.

Intelligencer-Record February 22, 2002


Canada Hill Cemetery
Route 202 Canada Hill Road
Solebury Township
bullet Godfrey Van Duren
..was the first innkeeper at Ruckman's in Solebury township, Bucks county."
bullet Stony Hill
Hamlet and hill on the road leading from New Hope to Glendale. 3
bullet Map of Soulbury 1703



bullet Carversville Cemetery
Aquetong Road
Carversville PA
(215) 297-5911

Solebury Friends Meeting Graveyard
Bucks County, Pennsylvania
2680 Meetinghouse Road
New Hope PA 18938
(609) 397-8454


Bucks County, Pennsylvania
N Sugan Rd & Meetinghouse Rd
New Hope PA
(215) 862-5866

bullet Lahaska United Methodist Church, Lahaska, Solebury Township

Churches of Solebury

bullet New Hope Methodist Church
15 South Main Street
New Hope PA 18938
Active from 1845-1936. Merged in 1970-1 with New Hope Presbyterian Church as New Hope United Methodist Church.
bulletNew Address:
Solebury United Methodist Church
2536A Aquetong Rd
New Hope, PA 18938-5736
Phone: 215.862.2657
bulletThompson Memorial Church Records
bullet Thompson Memorial Presbyterian Church Cemetery, New Hope, Bucks Co., PA


Solebury issues commemorative tile - 300th anniversary occasion

1702-2002 - -Tiles are available at the township Municipal Building in Solebury and at Clemens Market in New Hope at a cost of $25.00 each. They depict the Solebury Village Stone School House, circa 1755, which sits at the intersection of Upper York and Sugan Roads.

Historical society showing off new home

The Intelligencer

In a township rich with history, it only seems fitting that the Solebury Township Historical Society would make its permanent home in one of the community's oldest buildings.

The one-room schoolhouse, at the corner of Route 263 and Sugan Road, was built by the Quaker Friends Meeting in 1757 and deeded to the public school system in 1870.

Solebury Vigilant Company

List of Officers and members of the SVC for the detection of Horse Thieves and other villians.

President: Samuel Rose

Revised at the annual meeting held the first month 7th, 1860


bulletJohn D. Balderston
bulletJoseph Thomas
bulletJohn E. Kenderdine
bulletSamuel G. Watson
bulletJoseph Held
bulletJohn Rose
bulletLukens Thomas
bulletNathan Ely
bulletWm. Kitchen, Sr
bulletAsher Paxson
bulletJoseph Reading
bulletElijah Mathews.


bulletOliver Balderston
bulletJohn Richardson
bulletJesse Armitage
bulletAaron W. jones
bulletIssiah Quinby
bulletCharles Paxson
bulletJohn S. Betts

Intelligencer, December 27, 1859

bulletCharles white
bulletPearson good
bulletS. Gillingham
bulletSamuel Armitage
bulletWilliam J. Jewell
bulletWilliam Robinson
bulletJames Walton

just a partial list...

Attleborough Protective Agency, Detection of horse thieves and other villians.  

Page last updated: August 28, 2021

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