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Near Kennett Square in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Indian Hannah Birthplace

1730 - 1802

 
 
Indian Hannah Birthplace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
1. Indian Hannah Birthplace Marker
Inscription.
Indian Hannah
The last of the Indians
in Chester County was born in the vale
about 300 yards to the East on the land
of the protector of her people
the Quaker assemblyman
William Webb
Her mother was Indian Sarah
and her grandmother was Indian Jane
of the Unami Group
* Their Totem * The Tortoise *
of the Lenni-Lenape or Delaware Indians

 
Erected 1925 by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and The Chester County Historical Society.
 
Location. 39° 52.135′ N, 75° 40.264′ W. Marker is near Kennett Square, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Longwood Road (Pennsylvania Route 52) and Greenwood Road, on the left when traveling east on Longwood Road. Click for map. This marker is near the entrance to Longwood Gardens, on tourist bureau property. Marker is in this post office area: Kennett Square PA 19348, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Peirce's Woods (approx. 0.3 miles away); Peirce's Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Peirce - du Pont House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Italian Water Garden
Indian Hannah Birthplace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith S Smith, April 10, 2014
2. Indian Hannah Birthplace Marker
Now located near the entrance to Longwood Gardens
(approx. 0.4 miles away); An Engineer's Garden (approx. half a mile away); Pierre S. du Pont, Fountain Visionary (approx. half a mile away); Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.2 miles away); a different marker also named Battle of Brandywine (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Kennett Square.
 
More about this marker. The road this marker is on is slated to be closed. Construction on the new road has already begun. Longwood Gardens already owns the property on both sides of this road. When the new road is complete this marker may only be accessible by foot. I have tried to contact a friend at the Historical Society to learn if the marker will be relocated.
 
Regarding Indian Hannah Birthplace. Road Now CLOSED: Access to this marker is now limited. As of early 2012 the new Route #52 is a ½ mile or so east of this marker.

RELOCATION: This marker has now been relocated as of (April 2014) sprinklers were running on the new sod and landscaping when I took the new images.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this
Indian Hannah Birthplace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
3. Indian Hannah Birthplace Marker
marker. Cabin of Indian Hannah, Burial Site
 
Also see . . .
1. Unami language of Lenni-Lenape. Pronounced: (Len-eye -- La-nop-ay) it means "Truth Tribe" (Submitted on March 26, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.) 

2. Lenni-Lenape. (Submitted on March 26, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. Story Behind the Marker. (Submitted on October 18, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
4. Find-a-Grave ~ Indian Hannah Freeman. (Submitted on March 30, 2015, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
5. Marker Rededication Ceremony News Story. (Submitted on June 3, 2016, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
Indian Hannah Birthplace Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Keith S Smith, March 25, 2011
4. Indian Hannah Birthplace Marker
Book on the Life of Indian Hannah Photo, Click for full size
By Image of Book cover
5. Book on the Life of Indian Hannah
 
 
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