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Essington in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Governor Printz Park

 
 
Governor Printz Park Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Governor Printz Park Marker
Inscription. Site of the first permanent settlement in present Pennsylvania in 1643, and of the Swedish Capitol, the Printzhof.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 51.74′ N, 75° 18.155′ W. Marker is in Essington, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Taylor Ave. and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Taylor Ave.. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Essington PA 19029, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Sweden (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johan Printz (about 600 feet away); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tinicum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tinicum Township (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morton Homestead (approx. one mile away); John Morton (approx. 1.7 miles away); Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Essington.
 
Also see . . .
1. New Sweden. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Governor Printz Park - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Governor Printz Park Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Governor Printz Park
Delaware River in the background.
 
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Governor Printz Park Sign Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
3. Governor Printz Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,315 times since then and 87 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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