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 COMMUNITY DAY:

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8TH

1:00PM to 4:00PM 

Applications are now being accepted for rental of a 10'x10' vendor space at the Annual Durham Township Community Day.  Contact the township office at 610-346-8911 for further information and availability. No charge for registered & verified non-profit groups.


 

 Help save your tax dollars! Please keep your roadside grass & bushes trimmed back at least 4' from the paved roadway or we will do it for you!! 


Reminder:  Permits are required for all pools, new construction/additions, change in use, garden sheds, electric, plumbing, decks, etc. Two (2) acres of cleared /fenced pasture required for one (1) horse.  One (1) additional acre for each additional horse. U&O required for all NEW residential and ALL commercial. Call the zoning office at 610-346-9211 for info.


FIREHOUSE BREAKFAST .......Sunday, October 16, 2016,  8:00AM to 12 Noon.. Community Fire Co. #1 on Delaware Road in Riegelsville.  Order by MENU!!  Air Conditioned!! 


NEXT MONTHLY RECYCLE:  Saturday, October 01, 2016  9:00AM TO 12 Noon.  Items accepted include; cardboard, paper, metal & aluminum cans and glass & plastic containers only.  

 

Durham Township, which is located at the extreme northeastern end of Bucks County Pennsylvania, along the Delaware River, contains approximately 6,410 acres (9 square miles), is one of the smallest of 31 townships into which Bucks County is divided. It is bounded by Williams Township, Northampton County on the north and the Delaware River on the east, Nockamixon Township to the south, and Springfield Township on the west.

 

Even though there were many settlers in Durham in the early 1700's it was not until June 3, 1775 that it was organized into a township. Prior to that date the entire area was owned by the Durham Iron Company. In 1726 the company erected a blast furnace in what is presently the Village of Durham, located along Cooks Creek in Durham. The site is now occupied by the Durham Grist Mill, a historical site on the National Historic Register, now owned by the township.

 

Durham Township also holds the distinction of being the location that Robert Durham built the first Durham Boat, the boat that was used by George Washington to cross the Delaware River.

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