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Near Washington Crossing in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Pennís First Walking Purchase

 
 
William Pennís First Walking Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
1. William Pennís First Walking Purchase Marker
Inscription. This site, Towissinck or Jericho Creek, was the northern boundary of Pennís 1st purchase of Native American land on July 15, 1682. The land purchase was measured by the distance a man could walk in a day and a half, starting from the mouth of the Neshaminy Creek. It is believed Penn walked the distance himself, covering what is now Bristol, Falls, Middletown, Newtown, Lower and part of Upper Makefield Twps.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 18.693′ N, 74° 54.349′ W. Marker is near Washington Crossing, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of River Road (Pennsylvania Route 32) and Taylorsville Road, on the right when traveling north on River Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Washington Crossing PA 18977, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Historic District of Titusville (approx. 1.3 miles away in New Jersey); Washington Crossing (approx. 1.6 miles away); Unknown Soldiers of the Continental Army (approx. 2 miles away); Henry Phillips House (approx. 2 miles away in New Jersey); Howell Living History Farm
River Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
2. River Road Marker
(approx. 2 miles away in New Jersey); Washington's Crossing of Delaware (approx. 2.1 miles away); John Pidcock (approx. 2.1 miles away); Thompson-Neely House (approx. 2.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Washington Crossing.
 
Also see . . .  William Penn in America. The Life of William Penn website. (Submitted on November 7, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Persons
 
William Pennís First Walking Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2008
3. William Pennís First Walking Purchase Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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