Plumstead Towsnhip, Bucks County, PA

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Some of the many Plumstead Township Homes Sold By The Melissa Healy Group


Plumstead Township [†] is located in the eastern portion of central Bucks County. It is a long, rectangular municipality that has a rich history as a place where many of the forces that shaped Bucks County have come together. Much of its terrain is steep and rocky, but it also has productive farmland. Its western portion is drained by tributaries of the Neshaminy Creek. Toward the east, streams rise which flow into the Tohickon Creek or directly into the Delaware River.

The township extends from the Delaware River to Swamp Road, Route 313, once known as Dublin Road. Philadelphia is 40 miles south, approximately 35 minutes away. New York City is 80 miles north averaging an hour and a half driving time. The township's public school students are served by the Central Bucks School District. The District consistently ranks among the top 5% in Pennsylvania.

Plumstead was described by early settlers as "a region of valley, plain and winding creek." These earliest settlers were Quakers who resided in the lower and middle sections the township. Upper sections were settled later by Germans and the Scotch-Irish Presbyterians.

The name Plumstead supposedly derives from Francis Plumstead, a London merchant who was given 2,500 acres by William Penn but who himself never came to America. The name may have come from one of the four Plumstead parishes in England.

According to early histories, Indians remained in the Plumstead area longer than in the rest of Bucks County and maintained a village at the headwaters of the Deep Run, near the Plumstead/Bedminster border.

Vestiges of some early villages established by settlers remain today. Dyerstown, Gardenville (originally Brownsville), Danborough (now Danboro), Plumsteadville, and Point Pleasant date to early times.

Township municipal offices are located at:
5186 Stump Road
Plumsteadville, PA 18949
Phone: 215-766-8914

Browse more than 60 homes currently For Sale in Plumstead Township. To arrange private showings contact The Melissa Healy Group at 267‑218‑0000.

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† Sources: Plumstead Township, and Plumstead Township, Comprehensive Plan Update,, accessed Feb., 2018.


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