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Somerton Forge is a private community of 104 town homes located in Lower Southampton Township in Bucks County. It was established as a planned urban development (PUD) under the control of the Somerton Forge Homeowner's Association, Inc. With approximately 12 acres of common ground, the community is comprised of three streets – Forge Lane, Anvil Drive, and Bellows Lane, located off Bustleton Pike in Feasterville, Pennsylvania. Citation Builders began construction in 1988 with four models – Ithica, Remington, Springfield, and Winchester (see floor plans). In May 1991, control of the Association was turned over to the membership. The common grounds are managed through an elected Board of Directors.

When originally mapped in 1692, Southampton included what is today Lower and Upper Southampton and Warminster Townships. Warminster was established in 1703. Separation of the remaining Southampton Township into Lower and Upper took place in 1928. The township took its name from the English port of Southampton located on the English Channel. Graphite was discovered here in 1750, and a mine was established. It operated until about 1840. Early English settlers were later followed by many Dutch who came from New York territories and settled in the southeastern part of the township. Click the following link below to learn about Lower Southampton Township of Bucks County demographics.   Read More...

What Makes Somerton Forge Special

Somerton Forge is a private community located in Lower Southampton Township in Bucks County. Somerton Forge  is a few miles away from the Bensalem and Willow Grove exits of the PA Turnpike. Somerton Forge is conveniently located close to US 1, and the PA turnpike. Bucks County Mall and Neshaminy Shopping Mall are close by for your shopping needs. Public transportation, Septa bus routes and regional rail and Amtrak rail lines are close by. Bustleton Pike is right outside your doorway and Route 213 and Street Rd. These townhouses are in the 19053 zip code of Bucks County. Our location gives us an easy access to New York City, Philadelphia, Baltimore, Washington, D.C., and Harrisburg.

Somerton Forge is located in beautiful Bucks County, a short distance from farm lands and open space. And we are also within walking distance of supermarkets, restaurants and banks. Just up the street is Playwicki Farm - preserved land in Lower Southampton Township with spectacular walking trails, a playground, and many events throughout the year. Also just up the street is the fabulous Feasterville Library which offers many services and programs to the community.

Southampton Township History

Southampton, PA is a namesake of Southampton, England, the seaport from which adventurous followers of William Penn sailed to the Province of Pennsylvania. By 1685, Southampton was recognized by the Provincial Council as a township, and the lands within its borders had been allocated to thirteen original purchasers: John Luff, John Martin, Robert Pressmore, Richard Wood, John Jones, Mark Betres, John Swift, Enoch Flowers, Joseph Jones, Thomas Groom, Robert Marsh, Thomas Hould and John Gilbert, whose tracts were delineated on a Map of the Improved Part of the Province of Pennsylvania drafted by Thomas Holme, Penn's Surveyor General. Southampton's boundaries at that time extended eastward to Bensalem, and it was not until 1929 that the township was divided into Upper Southampton and Lower Southampton.

In order to ensure peaceful coexistence with the Indians residing in this region, Penn purchased the land with wampum and other valuable commodities including items of clothing, fish hooks, axes, knives and other useful tools. The area between the Pennypack and Neshaminy Creeks, encompassing Southampton Township, was conveyed by the Lenni-Lenape Chief Tamanend to William Penn by Deed dated June 23,1683.

Many of the first English settlers were Quakers who fled religious persecution, and it was a group of dissident Quakers who joined with members of the Pennypack (a.k.a. Lower Dublin) Baptist Church to form the Southampton Baptist Church, which was constituted in 1746. Dutch colonists arrived in Southampton in the 1700's - the Vandikes, Vansandts, Vanartsdalens, Cornells, Krewsons and Hogelands - who migrated south from Long Island, New York and settled in Smoketown, later to be called Churchville after the North and Southampton Reformed Chruch erected on Bristol Road. The churchyards adjacent to the Southampton Baptist and North and Southampton Reformed Churches contain graves of patriots who fought in the Revolutionary War.   Read More...


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