New Britain Borough

Bucks County, Pennsylvania

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New Britain Borough municipal offices are located at 56 Keeley Avenue, Doylestown PA 18901.
Phone:215 348 4586.


Present day New Britain Borough (incorporated 1928) includes what were the villages of New Britain, Jamestown, James Manor, and Vauxtown. James Manor was a "new village" established near the National Farm School (Delaware Valley College). At a tavern once called "Sign of the Horses and Wagon," General Lafayette headquartered in June of 1778. The first dwelling in the area was built sometime between 1730 and 1760. A post office was established in 1820. During some periods, the village may be known locally by the name of the village storekeeper, as was the case from 1840 to about 1855 during the proprietorship of Eleazer Bitting—the area then known as "Bittings Corner."

A small portion of Delaware Valley College lies within the Borough limits.

New Britain Borough [†], Bucks County, is a town where neighbors help neighbors, history matters, and nature belongs to everyone. Fun festivals, volunteer days, and farmers markets are part of life. Catching a train to the city is easy. And, thanks to careful planning by the Borough, new homes, businesses and trails will soon be connected to the region’s top schools, health care, and employment.

For nearly 300 years, New Britain Borough has considered itself one big neighborhood of friends, living and working side by side. Historic homes, apartments, mobile homes, and single-family houses all send their children to the same nationally ranked schools. Shops and businesses are clustered and easy to access. And, anyone working outside of town can come home to an award-winning nature preserve, regional trail system, and community garden.

The history of New Britain Borough, begins with the indigenous, Lenni-Lenape peoples of pre-Colonial America and their relationships with early settlers. As the population of colonists grew, municipalities took shape. The Borough was borne out of >a href="/PA/Bucks_County/New_Britain_Borough.html">New Britain Township.

New Britain Borough Comprehensive Plan, 2019,, accessed March, 2023.

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