Doylestown (Pennsylvania, USA)
Doylestown, located in southeastern Pennsylvania and county seat of Bucks County, originally was known as Doyle's Tavern, but by the time of the Revolutionary War, Doyle's Town. The original Mennonite settlement lies west and northwest of the city, but a considerable number of Mennonites also live in the city itself. In the 1950s there were several Mennonites operating stores in Doylestown, as well as a cabinet shop and building contractors. The church building stands in what is now Doylestown Township, but prior to 1818 this plot was a part of New Britain Township and the congregation was then known as New Britain rather than Doylestown.
Wenger, John Christian. History of the Mennonites of the Franconia conference. Scottdale, Pa.: Press of the Mennonite Pub. House, 1938: 192-199.
Adapted by permission of Herald Press, Harrisonburg, Virginia, and Waterloo, Ontario, from Mennonite Encyclopedia, Vol. 2, p. 97. All rights reserved. For information on ordering the encyclopedia visit the Herald Press website.
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