Bulltown, Pennsylvania

How did Bulltown, Pennsylvania get it’s name? This page provides a brief history about the naming of Bulltown, Pennsylvania, the people who settled it, and the industry rising within it.

Small village, comprising a duster of houses, a school house and a combined blacksmith and wheelwright shop, in Northampton Township at the fork of Second Street Pike and Billet Road. The blacksmith and wheelwright shop was abandoned years ago, the last smith having been Harper Harding. The origin of the village name is no doubt due to some local incident of long ago, now forgotten. Near by in early days was a militia training field, and it is facetiously said the training officers obliged the rookies to tie a bunch of hay on the left foot and a whisp of straw on the right, and then lined the men up and gave the command, “Forward! March! Hay foot, straw foot; hay foot, straw foot.”


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

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