Anchor Creek in Pennsylvania

How did Anchor Creek in Pennsylvania get it’s name? This page provides a brief history about the naming of Anchor Creek in Pennsylvania.

Small stream wholly in Wrightstown Township, rising quite near the site of a former Indian town, once supposed to have been Playwicky. It flows in a southerly direction across the northeasterly part of the old Penns Park square. Before emerging from the square it crosses Pineville Turnpike (Route 232) just below Anchor Tavern. Without changing its course it empties into Mill Creek on the former Carver farm. This is the historic creek mentioned in the Indian deed of July 15, 1682, to William Penn, as “called Towsissnick” or Towisnick by the Indians. White men did not adopt the Indian name. It receives its present name by reason of its proximity to Anchor Tavern.


MacReynolds, George. Place Names in Bucks County Pennsylvania, 2nd Edition. Doylestown, PA: The Bucks County Historical Society, 1955.

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