Held at: Historical Society of Hilltown Township [Contact Us]P.O. Box 79, Hilltown, Pennsylvania, 18927-0079
This is a finding aid. It is a description of archival material held at the Historical Society of Hilltown Township. 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
"The first recorded history in Hilltown Township [Bucks County, Pennsylvania] was made in 1683, when William Penn met the Indian Chiefs of the Delaware Nation on the land where Hilltown Village now sits.
"In those days, it was known as the "Perkasie Indian Town." The settlers arrived in approximately 1700. The settlers were mostly Welsh Baptist, with a few Huguenots and English Quakers. They petitioned the King's Governor to establish a town in 1721.
"The old Bethlehem Road (the Minsi Indian trail), now called Hilltown Pike, was used from the year 1683 to travel from Philadelphia to the Durham iron mines.
"The Mennonites arrived in 1727, with the Germans coming shortly after. Hilltown Township remained a farming community up until the end of World War II, when new single homes were built here and there. Large developments started at the end of the 1970's."
Quoted text from: Hilltown Township, Bucks County, PA. "History of Hilltown Township." Accessed March 14, 2013. http://www.hilltown.org/information/history.aspx
This collection consists primarily of tax assessments from the early to mid-1960s and the late 1980s to early 1990s. From the 1960s, this collection includes tax assessment rolls and real estate and occupation assessment rolls, 1962-1965; and tax reports on Hilltown Township (e.g. school taxes collected through real estate, per capita, and occupation taxes), 1964-1965. From the 1980s-1990s, the collection includes real estate assessment rolls of Hilltown Township, 1986-1992, which provide the following information: owner, address, a brief property description, assessment value, the year the property was built, and payments on county, township, and school taxes.
The collection also includes Hilltown Township General Tax Fund cancelled checks, check stubs, and bank account information, 1963-1966.
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 Historical Society of Hilltown Township directly for more information.
- Bucks County (Pa.). Board of Assessments
- Bucks County (Pa.). Dept. of Finance
- Hilltown (Pa. : Township). Dept. of Finance
- Hilltown (Pa. : Township). Tax Collector
- Historical Society of Hilltown Township
- Finding Aid Author
- 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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