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

Old Swedish Burial Ground

 
 
Old Swedish Burial Ground Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Old Swedish Burial Ground Marker
Inscription. Site of first St. Paul's Episcopal Church, built in 1702. The grave of John Morton, a signer of the Declaration of Independence is located just south of here.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 39° 50.822′ N, 75° 21.5′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street and Ave. of the States, on the right when traveling north on 3rd Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester PA 19013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Morton (here, next to this marker); Christofer Columbus (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Colonial Courthouse (about 500 feet away); Chester Fire Department (about 500 feet away); Swedish Colonists (about 500 feet away); Viet Nam (about 500 feet away); Green-Bank (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of John Morton. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
Old Swedish Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Old Swedish Burial Ground

2. Entry for Morton at Find a Grave. (Submitted on April 2, 2009, by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 174 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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