Emma Applebach in her historical sketch of Applebachsville wrote that in 1848 but one house was there upon a portion of the Stokes farm, that had stood for over one hundred years, and it was only recently that the old landmark was removed, and a substantial stone dwelling was put up in its stead. Emma Applebach described it as a "mansion house of immense proportions, similiar to the southern plantation homes. "Applebachsville by Rollin Smith"

A photograph of the house appears on the cover of the October 1951 issue of Bucks County Traveler and on page twenty the following advertisement appears.

For Sale - For Rent with option to buy

A century and a half old stone Mansion in Haycock township, Bucks County. On edge of Picturesque town. About 5 miles from Quakertown. Has just been vacated. Before remodelingor restoring after owner's plan, it is offered to prospective renter or purchaser. Suitable for country home, club, recreation camp or children's camp. 300 acres, two creeks running through woods. Largely timber. Century old trees surround house. Good barn. Owner seeks suggestion as to what to do with the place that has just comeinto his possession.

The property was eventually sold to Anton Lydia on February 13, 1953. This last private owner sold the property to Bucks County on May 22, 1969. The house fell into disrepair and was finally demolished in the mid-1980s. General Applebach's farm is now part of Lake Towhee Recreation Park.



Mission Statement: The purpose of the Haycock Historical Society is to research and preserve the history of Haycock and to promote and perpetuate public interest and to inform the public generally of the rich heritage of Haycock Township.

Haycock Historical Society
P.O. Box 715
Quakertown Pa 18951