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

Tinicum

 
 
Tinicum Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
1. Tinicum Marker
Inscription. First permanent settlement in present-day Pennsylvania, founded 1643 by Col. Johan Printz, governor of New Sweden. Seized by the Dutch in 1655, and by the English in 1664.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 52.027′ N, 75° 17.614′ W. Marker is in Essington, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Pennsylvania Route 291, on the right when traveling south. 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. Tinicum Township (a few steps from this marker); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. half a mile away); Governor Printz Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Sweden (approx. 0.6 miles away); Johan Printz (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morton Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Morton (approx. 1.8 miles away); Billingsport, New Jersey (approx. 2.6 miles away in New Jersey). Click for a list of all markers in Essington.
 
Regarding Tinicum. Tinicum was an island in the Delaware River. It was filled in and is now part of the mainland. See the nearby markers for more details on New Sweden and Johan Printz.
 
Also see . . .
Tinicum Township Memorial Building Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
2. Tinicum Township Memorial Building
Marker is in front of Township Building
 Tinicum - 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 1,169 times since then and 67 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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