Bucks County, Pennsylvania

County: Bucks

State: Pennsylvania

Lat/Long: 40.5000, -75.3667

Bucks County is a county in southeastern Pennsylvania. Along with Chester and Philadelphia, Bucks was one of the three original counties organized by William Penn in 1682. In 1752, Pennsylvania officials reduced the original size of the county by carving out Berks and Northampton counties. Doylestown is the county seat.

Webster's New Geographical Dictionary (Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster, 1988), 939; Allen C. Thomas, A History of Pennsylvania (Boston, New York, and Chicago: D. C. Heath, 1913), 34, 302; J. H. Battle, ed., History of Bucks County, Pennsylvania (Philadelphia and Chicago: A. Warner, 1887), 181, 211.