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Perkasie
Bucks County, Pennsylvania

ZipCodes
18944




Page Contents for Perkasie, Pennsylvania

Statistics & Facts

Location

History & History-related items

City Attractions

Government

Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.

Schools.



Statistics & Facts

The Pennsylvania state capital is Harrisburg.
The population of Perkasie is approximately 8511 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 3,089 (1990), 3306 (2010).
The amount of land area in Perkasie is 6.708 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 0.032 sq kilometers.
The distance from Perkasie to Washington DC is 138 miles.
The distance to the Pennsylvania state capital is 84 miles. (as the crow flies)
Perkasie is positioned 40.37 degrees north of the equator and 75.29 degrees west of the prime meridian.

Location

About 30 miles north of Philadelphia in Upper Bucks County in Southeast Pennsylvania.
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History & History Related Items

On May 10, 1879, the Court of Common Pleas granted the Petition for Incorporation to the 68 residents of Perkasie. At that time, Perkasie covered 1,640 acres. This rural community has grown to cover 15,034 acres or 2.67 square miles with over 8,000 residents living within its boundaries.
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Attractions

NOTED NOTABLES
Pearl S. Buck - author and humanitarian Pearl Sydenstricker Buck, 1892 - 1973 A website about Pearl S. Buck A website about Pearl S. Buck.

The following is a brief summary of her life paraphrased from that site: She was born in Hillsboro, West Virginia. Her parents, Absalom and Caroline Sydenstricker, were Southern Presbyterian missionaries, stationed in China. Pearl was the fourth of seven children (and one of only three who would survive to adulthood). She was born when her parents were near the end of a furlough in the United States; when she was three months old, she was taken back to China, where she spent most of the first forty years of her life.

In 1915, she met a young Cornell graduate, an agricultural economist named John Lossing Buck. They married in 1917, and immediately moved to Nanhsuchou (Nanxuzhou) in rural Anhwei (Anhui) province. In this impoverished community, Pearl Buck gathered the material that she would later use in The Good Earth and other stories of China.

Pearl had begun to publish stories and essays in the 1920s, in magazines such as Nation, The Chinese Recorder, Asia, and Atlantic Monthly. Her first novel, East Wind, West Wind, was published by the John Day Company in 1930. John Day's publisher, Richard Walsh, would eventually become Pearl's second husband, in 1935, after both received divorces. In 1938, less than a decade after her first book had appeared, Pearl won the Nobel Prize in literature, the first American woman to do so.

In 1934, because of conditions in China, and also to be closer to Richard Walsh and her daughter Carol, whom she had placed in an institution in New Jersey, Pearl moved permanently to the US. She bought an old farmhouse, Green Hills Farm, in Bucks County, PA. She and Richard adopted six more children over the following years. Green Hills Farm is now on the Registry of Historic Buildings; fifteen thousand people visit each year.

Pearl Buck died in March, 1973, just two months before her eighty-first birthday. She is buried at Green Hills Farm.

If anyone would like information on Perkasie or its surrounding areas, please contact the Pennridge Chamber of Commerce for more information. 215-257-5390 or write to 538 W. Market Street, Perkasie, PA 18944 or visit our webpage

Perkasie Carousel

Lenape and Menlo parks and the Frank R. Kulp Memorial playground

Extensive bike path that runs through the Borough along East Branch Perkiomen Creek and connects to paths in Sellersville Borough and East Rockhill Township

Perkasie Farmer's Market, Saturday mornings from 7:30 a.m. to Noon, 5/20 through 10/28/2000. Rain or shine. 7th & Market Streets

Pearl S. Buck Home
National Historic Landmark
Green Hills Farm
520 Dublin Road
Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
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Perkasie City Government

Borough of Perkasie
P.O. Box 96
620 West Chestnut Street
Perkasie, PA 18944
Phone: 215-257-5065
Fax: 215-257-6875

Perkasie is governed by a Mayor and nine Council persons, three from each of the Borough's wards.

Perkasie Chamber

The Pennridge Chamber of Commerce
538 W. Market Street
Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
Phone: (215) 257-5390
Fax: (215) 257-6840

The Pennridge Chamber of Commerce serves the communities of: Bedminster, Dublin, East Rockhill, Hilltown, Perkasie, Sellersville, Silverdale, and West Rockhill

Perkasie Organizations

The Pennridge Chamber of Commerce
538 W. Market Street
Perkasie, Pennsylvania 18944
Phone: (215) 257-5390
Fax: (215) 257-6840

The Pennridge Chamber of Commerce serves the communities of: Bedminster, Dublin, East Rockhill, Hilltown, Perkasie, Sellersville, Silverdale, and West Rockhill

Perkasie Schools

Pennridge School District
1506 N. Fifth Street
Perkasie, PA 18944
Phone: (215) 257-5011
FAX: (215) 453-8699

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