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Haycock Historical Society subject files


Held at: Haycock Historical Society [Contact Us]P.O. Box 715, Haycock, PA, 18951

This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Haycock Historical Society. Unless otherwise noted, the materials described below are physically available in their reading room, and not digitally available through the web.

Overview and metadata sections

Haycock Township, Pennsylvania is located in Upper Bucks County, halfway between the Delaware River on the east and Montgomery County to the west. Lake Nockamixon, a state park that was created during the 1960s despite much opposition from the local community, forms much of its southeastern border. The villages that made up the township include Applebachsville, Haycock, Sterners Mill, and Thatcher. Although residents originally petitioned for the creation of a township in 1745, Haycock was not officially recognized until 1763, rather later than the surrounding townships. Its name, "haycock," refers to conically-shaped hay stacks.


Haycock Township. "About Haycock Township." Accessed May 29, 2013.

This collection primarily documents the local history of Haycock, though some materials cover broader topics and geographic areas. It consists almost entirely of photocopies and computer print-outs--of primary-source documents, secondary-source articles, photographs, and maps--as well as some newspaper clippings and very few original materials, namely several original photographs, real photo postcards, and an 1860 map of the Vicinity of Philadelphia (C. K. Stone and A. Pomeroy, publishers). The collection is organized into binders or folders by subject, such as census and tax records, local and national newspaper articles, and house histories. There are also binders/folders on specific local topics, such as:


Buck family genealogy


Buckwampun Historical and Literary Society

Covered bridges


General Paul Applebach

Haycock school

Henry Shoemaker

Horn/Horne family genealogy

Local places

Mills (Stover and Tohickon)

""Mystery of Pow Wow""

Sheard/Clymer Mill

Singer pottery

St. John the Baptist Parish

Stone arch bridges

Stoney Garden

Strawn/Ball/Styer family photos

Walam Olum

Materials collected from various sources by the Haycock Historical Society.

Summary descriptive information on this collection was compiled in 2012-2014 as part of a project conducted by the Historical Society of Pennsylvania to make better known and more accessible the largely hidden collections of small, primarily volunteer run repositories in the Philadelphia area. The Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories (HCI-PSAR) was funded by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

This is a preliminary finding aid. No physical processing, rehousing, reorganizing, or folder listing was accomplished during the HCI-PSAR project.

In some cases, more detailed inventories or finding aids may be available on-site at the repository where this collection is held; please contact Haycock Historical Society directly for more information.

Haycock Historical Society
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Finding aid prepared by Celia Caust-Ellenbogen and Faith Charlton through the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories
This preliminary finding aid was created as part of the Historical Society of Pennsylvania's Hidden Collections Initiative for Pennsylvania Small Archival Repositories. The HCI-PSAR project was made possible by a grant from The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.
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