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Near Birdsboro in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Penn

 
 
William Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. William Penn Marker
Inscription.
On his first visit to America
1682 - 1684
came farthest north
on Schuylkill River
fifty miles up
from the Falls of Schuylkill
to or near the mouth of Monocacy Creek
three fourth of a mile
south-[direction erased] of this marker

Relocated
October 6, 1945

 
Erected 1926 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and The Historical Society of Berks County.
 
Location. 40° 16.426′ N, 75° 46.843′ W. Marker is near Birdsboro, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Benjamin Franklin Highway (U.S. 422) mile west of Limekiln Road, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 264 Benjamin Franklin Hwy (US 422), Birdsboro PA 19508, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Boone (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Daniel Boone (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Daniel Boone (approx. 1.2 miles away); Baumstown World War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); The E. & G. Brooke Iron Company World War II Memorial
William Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. William Penn Marker
Looking west along US 422.
(approx. 1.3 miles away); American Legion Post 626 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hopewell Village (approx. 1.3 miles away); Daniel Boone Homestead (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Birdsboro.
 
Also see . . .  William Penn, America's First Great Champion for Liberty and Peace. (Submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraExplorationNatural FeaturesNotable EventsNotable PersonsPeace
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,124 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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