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Bensalem PA is a township in Bucks County. The township is about 18 miles northeast of Philadelphia off of I-95 and another 18 miles southwest of Trenton off of the same highway.
The Parx Casino and horse racing track is in the northwestern part of Bensalem. The complex is home to a casino featuring various games, a poker room, and one of the first sportsbooks in Pennsylvania. The horse racing track is home to many prominent races, including the Pennsylvania Derby, Cotillion Handicap, and Smarty Jones Stakes.
The Neshaminy Mall is also in the northwestern area near the Lincoln Highway or US Route 1. The mall was built in 1968 and is one of the oldest indoor malls in the country. The mall is also home to a 24-screen movie theater, one of the largest in the state. The Marketplace at Neshaminy is located near the mall and includes a variety of shops and dining spaces.
Philadelphia Mills is outside the southwestern end of Bensalem. The mall is one of the largest in the state. The mall is also home to various outlet stores.
The Neshaminy State Park is on the shores of the Delaware River. A tidal marsh area is located there alongside a public swimming pool.
Bensalem PA was formed in 1692. The area appeared on the Holme Map and was settled by a series of people from the Netherlands and Sweden. Benjamin Franklin would regularly travel to Bensalem to visit Joseph Galloway at the Growden Mansion. It is believed that Franklin’s kite-flying experiment occurred at Bensalem, although others argue that the event happened closer to Philadelphia.
Bensalem is surrounded by the Neshaminy Creek on the northern and eastern ends. The Delaware River is to the direct south. The closest crossing from Bensalem across the river to New Jersey is to the east on State Route 413.
The population of Bensalem is at about 60,000. Much of the population includes one of the state’s largest Jewish communities. The Bensalem Jewish Outreach Center and Congregation Tifereth Israel synagogue are both in the township.
The Bensalem Township School District operates schools in the town. Bensalem High School is the largest public school in the area.
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