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

Delaware County, Where Pennsylvania Began

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
1. Delaware County Where Pennsylvania Began Marker
Inscription. Discovered by the Dutch, settled by the Swedes. Granted to William Penn by King Charles II of England, Delaware County is the site of Penn's first landing in Pennsylvania. Here the first assembly met and adopted the frame of government honored in history. Delaware County is the site of the first Supreme Court and the first Capital of Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 1982 by The 300th anniversary of Pennsylvania, Delaware County Council, Delaware County Heritage Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.644′ N, 75° 21.7′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and Penn St., on the right when traveling north on 2nd 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. Penn Landing (a few steps from this marker); William Penn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christofer Columbus (approx. mile away); John Morton (approx. mile away); Old Swedish Burial Ground (approx. 0.3 miles away); Washington House
Delaware County Where Pennsylvania Began Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
2. Delaware County Where Pennsylvania Began Marker
(approx. 0.3 miles away); Colonial Courthouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Chester Fire Department (approx. 0.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Chester.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 732 times since then and 83 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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