Holland, Pennsylvania

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

Village in southwestern Northampton Township on the road from Newtown to Feasterville (Route 326). It was first known as Finney’s Mill from the Finney family who owned and operated a grist mill there. It was next called Rocksville, so named because of the rocky creek banks nearby. The station on the Trenton Cut-off Railroad near the village is named Roxton, and the village itself is marked Rocksville on the State Highway Department’s map of Bucks County, 1940. Holland has been a post office since July 11, 1870, and the name of the village was then changed from Rocksville to that of the pioneer Dutch settlers’ fatherland. At this time the village had twenty dwelling houses, two flouring mills, and several shops. Holland is also the name of a railroad station in the same township on the Philadelphia, Newtown, and New York Railroad between St. Leonard and Churchville stations.


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

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