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The landscape of Upper Makefield Township is one of rolling hills, farms, woodlands, meadows, old buildings, and scenic views. The Delaware River and Canal span the entire eastern length of the township and have played an important role in the history and commerce of Upper Makefield Township.

The farm in the photo is actually located on a flood plain of the Delaware River. The River and the Canal are located behind the buildings. The hill you see in the background is actually located in the neighboring state of New Jersey. The reason why the hill looks bald is because it’s part of a quarry.

The first settlers who came to this area were the Quakers and they came here in the late 1600’s. They first settled the more valuable land located along the Delaware River, and, subsequently, began to move inland. A significant number of historic buildings constructed prior to the 1800’s are located throughout the Township, as are many farmsteads with buildings over 100 years old. And that’s considered “old” by American standards.

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