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Near Newtown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Durham Road Milestone

 
 
Durham Road Milestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2009
1. Durham Road Milestone Marker
Inscription.
Bearing the inscription "1 M to N" (one mile to Newtown) this milestone is believed to have been placed before 1741. It is one of two such markers still located on the historical 43-mile road from Bristol to Durham Furnace. Newtown, an important stop along this road, was the county seat from 1726 to 1813.
 
Erected 1988 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 12.85′ N, 74° 55.879′ W. Marker is near Newtown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Newtown-Langhorne Road (Pennsylvania Route 413) south of Crestview Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is south of the entrance to George School. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1690 Newtown-Langhorne Road, Newtown PA 18940, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Weather Satellite (approx. 0.7 miles away); Stocking Works (approx. 0.7 miles away); Friends Meeting (approx. 0.9 miles away); Edward Hicks (approx. 0.9 miles away); Edward Hicks House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Whitehall (approx. 0.9 miles away); White Hall (approx. 0.9 miles away); Newtown and Vicinity World War I Honor Roll (approx. 0.9 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Newtown.
 
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Durham Road Milestone Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2009
2. Durham Road Milestone Marker
Looking north along PA 413. George School property to left of photo.
 The Durham Furnaces. (Submitted on May 25, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Durham Road Milestone image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., October 15, 2009
3. Durham Road Milestone
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 790 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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