Springfield Township

Springfield Township History

Finding Bucks County’s Springfield Township may prove difficult to one unfamiliar with Southeastern Pennsylvania. You see, similarly named townships  exist in Montgomery and Delaware Counties, too.

This township is at the border with Northampton and Lehigh Counties and may be located on this map.

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Townships of the County of Bucks

The Lenni Lenape tribe lived in this area generations before the white man arrived from Europe. And while William Penn, the proprietor of Pennsylvania, treated the native populations with respect, his sons did not. The Infamous Walking Purchase of 1737, swindled 1,200 square miles from the Delaware tribes. Afterwards, some of this land became Springfield Township.

 

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