Doan Treasury Graphic

Doan Gang Map

Locations of Doan Gang Activities

This map highlights hot spots for Doan Gang activity throughout Bucks County. This information is based on a map from 1770. Where place names, geographic boundaries, and road locations have changed since 1770, the modern versions have been used. These shifting boundaries mean that the locations of some sites are approximate.

Map Key

Revolutionaries indicator Revolutionaries
Loyalists indicator Loyalists
Robberies indicator Robberies
Taverns indicator Taverns
Burial sites indicator Burial Sites

Doan Gang Robberies

The green dots on the map show the homes, taverns, and other places robbed by the Doans. Notice the cluster of robberies along Durham Road (today's Route 413) near the east side of the map and Easton Road (today's Route 611) near the center. These roads were already important byways in the 1700s.

Burial Sites

The purple dots on the map show the burial sites of several key players in the Doan Gang story. The dot just to the west of Durham Road (today's Route 413) may be where Abraham and Levy Doan were buried in 1788 after they were hanged in Philadelphia. The property was owned by Plumstead Quaker Meeting at that time.

Bucks County Taverns

The yellow dots on the map show the locations of important local taverns. Taverns were the center of social life in Revolutionary-era Bucks County and people on all sides of the conflict met there. William McCalla's Plough Tavern was located on Durham Road (today's Route 413) to the northeast of Doylestown.

Loyalists & Revolutionaries

The red dots on the map show the homes of important Loyalists in Bucks County, while the blue dots show the homes of important Revolutionaries. Notice how close neighbors often chose different sides in the conflict. Joseph Doan, Sr.'s homestead was located on Old Easton Road, near today's Route 611, to the north of Doylestown.