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Chalfont and New Britain


New Britain Township, founded in 1723, was a rural farming community originally settled by Welsh Baptists and German Mennonites. This changed dramatically in 1856 when the North Pennsylvania Railroad was built. Two train stations were built in the township and were named Chalfont and New Britain. The villages next to these stations attracted numerous new residents and businesses. The local picnic grove was even converted into an amusement park, which became known as Forest Park. The villages surrounding these railroad ...

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Chalfont and New Britain
2010, Arcadia Publishing (SC), Charleston, SC

ISBN-13: 9780738573632

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