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Bridgeton Township

Bridgeton Township is a township in Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The population was 1,408 at the 2000 census. The township was originally a part of adjacent Nockamixon Township, but a division was arranged and signed on 1890. This accord split an area of Nockamixon which ran west from the banks of the Delaware River to about one third the breadth of the original township. This smaller area was unsurprisingly named "Bridgeton", as it was the site of wooden truss bridge which connected the towns of Upper Black Eddy.

School District: Palisades

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Bridgeton's Location in Bucks CountyGeography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 6.7 square miles, of which, 6.5 square miles of it is land and 0.2 square miles of it 3.43% is water.

Bridgeton borders Nockamixon Township as well as Tinicum Township.

History

The township originally contained several tiny hamlets, such as the aforementioned Upper Black Eddy, Narrowsville, and Ruppsville. Upper Black's Eddy, as it was originally called, and Raubsville were named for notable landholders, while Narrowsville was named for a particularly thin portion of the Delaware river. With the construction of a centralized post office in Upper Black Eddy, the usage of separate names for the smaller towns ceased in an official capacity, and the everyday errands of residents became centered around the largest of the towns. What little commercial trade exists in the township is now centered solely in Upper Black Eddy, with any evidence of there being any distinctive, smaller villages existing only on outdated road-signs and maps. Ringing Rocks Park is located within the township, as well as state game hunting lands.

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