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

Penn Landing

 
 
Penn Landing Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
1. Penn Landing Marker
Inscription. Oct. 29, 1682, soon after finishing a two-months' voyage, William Penn first set foot on his colony of Pennsylvania, granted by Charles II the year before. The site is a block south.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.649′ N, 75° 21.685′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is between Penn St. and Edgemont Street. 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. Delaware County, Where Pennsylvania Began (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. mile away); Washington House (approx. mile 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.
 
Also see . . .
1. Penn Landing - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. William Penn at FindAGrave.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 608 times since then and 35 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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