Quakertown is a small borough in upper Bucks County, Pennsylvania. The land was obtained by William Penn in 1701, but didn’t adopt its name until 1803. Nearly 25 years prior, the Liberty Bell was stored in the town overnight while being transported from Philadelphia to Allentown.
By 1880, Quakertown had a population of 1,800 people thanks to the North Pennsylvania Railroad. It saw even more growth during the American Civil War and eventually reached a population of 5,150 people by 1940. Today, the borough houses a population of 9,000 people.
Quakertown covers nearly 2.04 square miles of area. It’s bordered by West End Blvd. to the southwest, the Quakertown Shopping Plaza to the northwest, Cemetery Road to the north, Beaver Run to the south, Tohickon Creek to the northeast, and E Broad St. to the southeast.
Some of the most exciting things to do and see in Quakertown include shopping and dining along Broad Street, Quakertown Memorial Park, the Quakertown Shopping Plaza, Licking Run, Beaver Run, Quakertown Historic District, Liberty Hall, Enoch Roberts’ House, and more.