Kulps Corner, Pennsylvania

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

Hamlet in southwestern Bedminster Township at the intersection of Route 270 and Route 656, a short distance northwest of Dublin. The name is from the well-known Bedminster family of Kulp, spelled Kulp, Kolb, and Culp, which came to this county from New Hanover Township, Montgomery County, probably during the Revolution. Michael Kulp was a prominent figure in the business affairs of the township between 1785 and 1830. He was a storekeeper, farmer, and distiller.

His license as a distiller for 1798 is in the interesting collection of Kulp manuscripts, a number of them written in German, presented to the late Dr. Henry C. Mercer in 1918 and now in the Library of The Bucks County Historical Society. The collection covers a period of exactly a century, 1778 to 1878.


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

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