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Upper Black Eddy, Pennsylvania
Unincorporated community
House built in 1836
House built in 1836
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Coordinates: 40°33′55″N 75°05′59″W / 40.56528°N 75.09972°W / 40.56528; -75.09972Coordinates: 40°33′55″N 75°05′59″W / 40.56528°N 75.09972°W / 40.56528; -75.09972
Country United States
State Pennsylvania
County Bucks
Township Bridgeton
131 ft (40 m)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 610 and 484 (610 Exchange: 982)
GNIS feature ID 1190224

Upper Black Eddy (locally referred to as UBE) is a village located in northern Bucks County, Pennsylvania, 58 miles (93 km) west south west of New York City and 45 miles (72 km) north of Philadelphia.

Upper Black Eddy is officially part of Bridgeton Township which also borders the adjacent Borough of Milford, Hunterdon County, New Jersey via the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission's free Upper Black Eddy-Milford Bridge over the Delaware River.


Upper Black Eddy originates from the Black family who operated a hotel at this point of Delaware River and did share part of its unique name with the former village of (Lower Black Eddy) now known as Point Pleasant, Pennsylvania. The village's growth in the early 19th century was due to the opening of the Pennsylvania Canal passing through the village as a result canal-related businesses sprung up quickly, including a shipyard, mule stables, general store and several hotels; the most notable was Upper Black Eddy Inn this was later transformed into Chef Tell's Manor House, which closed in 2004 and demolished in 2010. The UBE portion of the canal was also known as Candy Bend. Origins of that name are unknown.

Upper Black Eddy has two notable geographic features: 1: Ringing Rocks Park. This is a 4-acre (16,000 m²) boulder field of weathered Diabase rocks, some of which "ring" much like a bell when struck with a hammer. This park also includes Buck County's highest waterfall situated on High Rocks Creek. 2: Nockamixon Cliffs. 400 foot shale cliffs overlooking the Delaware River is located within the Delaware Canal State Park.

Notable people

  • Bill White, former Major League Baseball player and executive who later became a sportscaster for the New York Yankees.
  • Danny Federici, organ, glockenspiel and accordion player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band.
  • Leslie Parrish, actress, star of films including The Manchurian Candidate and Li'l Abner.
  • Wolfgang Zuckermann lived in Upper Black Eddy for four years and in that time created The Sundance Festival of the Chamber Arts — a cultural summer festival that took place from 1963–67.
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