Greers Corner, Pennsylvania

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

An old settlement between Fountainville and Dublin at the junction of Stump Road and Swamp Road (Route 270). Pioneer settlers around this hamlet were Mathew and John Greer, Irish Presbyterians who came from County Tyrone about 1735 and lived for a few years in New Britain Township. Eight years later, they jointly purchased 150 acres of land on the east side of Swamp Road in Plumstead Township and built the nucleus of the old stone homestead still standing. Later, they extended their land holdings until they comprised 500 acres in contiguous tracts. Some of the descendants of John, who spelled the family name Greer, remained around the old homestead for several generations. Mathew sold his share in the lands around Greers Corner to his brother John and probably moved to Warrington and Warwick Townships, where his descendants became numerous. They spelled the family name Greir or Grier. Many of the family became prominent in church and educational circles, in the judiciary, and in the army and navy. John Greer was a Colonial Justice of the Peace and a member of the Constitutional Convention of 1776. Colonel Joseph Grier was active in running down the Doan outlaws of the Revolution. In early times, Greers Corner life centered around the village store, one of the oldest in middle Bucks County. The store has long since gone out of business and but little remains of the hamlet except its name.


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

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