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Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

David Martin's Ferry

 
 
David Martin's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
1. David Martin's Ferry Marker
Inscription. Operated at "The Forks" on grants received in 1739 and 1741. It was an important link on a main route to the west until 1806. Transported troops and supplies in the Revolutionary War.
 
Erected 1953 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 41.383′ N, 75° 12.333′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Larry Holmes Drive (Pennsylvania Route 611) 0.1 miles south of Northampton Street (Pennsylvania Route 248), on the left when traveling south. Click for map. The marker is set back from the road side in the narrow riverside path. But still visible from the road. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Northampton County (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mid-Atlantic Highlands (about 700 feet away); Delaware Canal (about 700 feet away); Samuel Phillippe (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Great Square (approx. 0.2 miles away); Lafayette College Founding (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Declaration of Independence in Easton (approx. 0.2 miles away); Presbyterian Manse (approx. 0.2 miles away in New Jersey). Click for a list of all markers in Easton.
 
Categories. Natural FeaturesSettlements & SettlersWar, US RevolutionaryWaterways & Vessels
 
Wide view of the David Martin's Ferry Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paul Crumlish, April 4, 2010
2. Wide view of the David Martin's Ferry Marker
Looking across the Forks of the Delaware (the confluence of the Delaware and Lehigh Rivers) toward Phillipsburg, New Jersey. Here David Martin plied his trade as a ferryman.
 
 
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