New Hope Mills

New Hope Mills (HMD8F)

Location: New Hope, PA 18938 Bucks County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 21.759', W 74° 57.055'

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In 1790 Benjamin Parry, who owned mills on both the New Jersey and Pennsylvania sides of the Delaware River, lost his mills in Pennsylvania to fire. He rebuilt them and named them "New Hope Mills", commencing operation with new and fresh hope for the future of the village. Because of the mills, the town prospered and became known as New Hope and was incorporated as a borough in 1837. Parry lived across the street in a mansion and his stable was located there. The Parry Barn is one of the oldest stone structures in New Hope and dates back to 1751. In 1939 one of Parry's rebuilt mills was converted to the Bucks County Playhouse.
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Placed ByNew Hope Historical Society
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 6:06am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 504167 N 4468010
Decimal Degrees40.36265000, -74.95091667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 21.759', W 74° 57.055'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 21' 45.54" N, 74° 57' 3.30" W
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Area Code(s)610, 215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 42-72 River Rd, New Hope PA 18938, US
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