The unincorporated village of Upper Black Eddy aka "UBE" is located in northern Bucks County, Pennsylvania 58 miles (95 kilometers) west south west of New York City and 45 miles (68 kilometer) north of Philadelphia and is officially part of Bridgeton Township which also directly borders adjacent Borough of Milford, Hunterdon County, New Jersey via by 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.
Due its close proximity to Philadelphia and New York City, Upper Black Eddy (UBE) is home to some famous celebrities. Bill White, first baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, Philadelphia Phillies, and San Francisco Giants as well as sports broadcaster and executs2C resides in UBE. Danny Federici, known for his role as the longtime organ, glockenspiel and accordion player for Bruce Springsteen's E Street Band, lived in Upper Black Eddy with his wife until his death in 2008. The local municipality has done much to protect the rural and undisturbed lifestyle enjoyed by the residents. The town is governed by three supervisors, Wegard Holby, Barbara Guth, and Dr. Roger W. Keller. Long-time residents and local enthusiasts, each supervisor has served multiple terms.