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

New Sweden

 
 
New Sweden Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. New Sweden Marker
Inscription. In 1643 the colony's Governor, Johan Printz, established its capital here on Tinicum Island. Earlier, in 1638, New Sweden had been founded at the site of present Wilmington. Although the colony was captured by the Dutch in 1655, many Swedish and Finnish settlers remained. This was the region's first permanent European settlement, some four decades before William Penn's 1681 founding of Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 1988 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 51.659′ N, 75° 18.17′ W. Marker is in Essington, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Taylor Ave., on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is in Governor Printz Park. 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. Johan Printz (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Printz Park (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tinicum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tinicum Township (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morton Homestead
Governor Printz Park and Delaware River Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Governor Printz Park and Delaware River
(approx. 1.1 miles away); John Morton (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Essington.
 
Also see . . .  New Sweden - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,407 times since then and 109 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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