Carversville was a Lenni Lanape village when William Penn granted this tract of 500 acres to his steward, James Harrison, in the late 17th century. The area quickly grew as a manufacturing center with the development of Stover's Mill and Carver's Mill, powered by the waters of the Paunacussing Creek.
Throughout the 18th and 19th centuries, Carversville enjoyed two general stores, an ice cream parlor, a hotel, and even a dance hall, as well as the services of blacksmiths, barbers, saddlers, carriage shops, and woodworkers. The community was served by two churches and was also a popular summer resort.
While the advent of 20th century technology disrupted the traditional industries of the village, its character remained. Many fine 18th century, Federal, and Victorian homes remain, as does Stover's Mill and the Carversville Inn.
Carversville was entered into the National Register of Historic Places in 1978. Its historic homes, public buildings and stone bridges are part of the heritage that defines Solebury today.