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Essington in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Johan Printz
 
Johan Printz Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Johan Printz Statue
 
Inscription.
Governor of New Sweden
1643 - - - 1653

Printz founded here the first permanent European settlement. Built the first Capitol, church, law court. His instructions from Queen Christina became the first constitution and his coat of arms the first legal seal in what is now Pennsylvania. He was a superior governor, decisive, far seeing and just.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Markers Attached to Sculpture marker series.
 
Location. 39° 51.646′ N, 75° 18.2′ W. Marker is in Essington, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from Taylor Ave.. Click for map. Statue 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. New Sweden (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Printz Park (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tinicum (approx. 0.7 miles away); Tinicum Township (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morton Homestead (approx. 1.1 miles away); John Morton (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (approx. 2.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Essington.
 
Also see . . .
 
Johan Printz Statue Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Johan Printz Statue
 
 Johan Printz - Pennsylvania People. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
The Path to Printzhof Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
3. The Path to Printzhof
This is a game near the statue.
 
 
Governor Printz Park History Trail Photo, Click for full size
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
4. Governor Printz Park History Trail
There is a circular trail near the statue explaning the trials and tribulations of this early settlement and its ultimate failure.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,311 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
 
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