Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Exiles for Conscience Sake
Caspar von Schwenckfeld
who fled from Silesia and found
in Pennsylvania a haven of
They landed near this spot 1731-37
Erected by the Society of the Descendants of
the Schwenkfeldian Exiles September 22, 1934
Erected 1934 by Society of the Descendants of the Schwenrfeldian Exiles.
Location. 39° 56.78′ N, 75° 8.432′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street Promenade and South Columbus Boulevard on Walnut Street Promenade. Click for map. Marker is at Pennís Landing, at the Independence Seaport Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Liberation of Jane Johnson (here, next to this marker); Glomar Explorer (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803) (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Tun Tavern (about 700 feet away); Pennsylvania Abolition Society (about 700 feet away); Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial Lorenzo L. Langstroth (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . . Schwenkfelder Exiles Society. The descendant's site details the story of the exiles. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
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