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New Hope in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Vansant House

 
 
Vansant House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 19, 2009
1. Vansant House Marker
Inscription. This is the oldest stone house in New Hope. It was built in 1743 by Ichabod Wilkinson, an iron master from Providence, Rhode Island. The structure is an excelent example of colonial "kitchen-parlor" style. Mary Wilkinson, Ichabod's daughter, married Joshua Vansant and they lived in this house for many years. Vansant was a builder and early developer of the town. In the late 1800s when the roof was being replaced, grapeshot was found embedded in the wood. The grapeshot was allegedly fired by British soldiers from across the Delaware River in December 1776.
 
Erected by New Hope Historical Society.
 
Location. 40° 21.716′ N, 74° 57.035′ W. Marker is in New Hope, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and W. Mechanic Street, on the left when traveling north on Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Hope PA 18938, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Aquetong Creek (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope Mills (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ferry Landing (about 500 feet away); Road to Monmouth Battlefield
Vansant House image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, June 19, 2009
2. Vansant House
(about 500 feet away); Indian Logan (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Ferry Landing (about 500 feet away); Cannon (about 500 feet away); New Hope World War I Memorial (about 500 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in New Hope.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 773 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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