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Near Drexel Hill in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Lower Swedish Cabin

 
 
Lower Swedish Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, June 7, 2013
1. Lower Swedish Cabin Marker
Inscription.
The only remaining log cabin of its type, among several once located on Darby Creek. Evidently built by Swedish settlers who came to this area after 1638. Used by the early Philadelphia film-maker, Siegmund Lubin, as the site for several pre-1910 motion pictures.
 
Erected 1989 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.297′ N, 75° 18.086′ W. Marker is near Drexel Hill, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Creek Road, on the right. Click for map. If you want to visit this marker/cabin start at Creek Road and Dennison Avenue and follow the signs to the cabin. When you think you must be on the wrong road go a little bit farther, under the railroad trestle another 1/4 mile or so. Marker is in this post office area: Drexel Hill PA 19026, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Thomas Garrett (approx. 0.7 miles away); Dr. George Smith (approx. 1.4 miles away); Collen Brook Farm (approx. 1.4 miles away); In Memoriam (approx. 1.9 miles away); Abraham L. Pennock (approx. 2.2 miles away); Springfield Friends Meeting
Lower Swedish Cabin and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, June 7, 2013
2. Lower Swedish Cabin and Marker
The Darby Creek is about 50 feet to the left down a slight hill. On the day this photo was taken it had been raining on and off for a week and the creek was a raging river.
(approx. 2.4 miles away); J. Edgar Thompson (approx. 2.5 miles away); Sellers Hall (approx. 2.5 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Drexel Hill.
 
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Lower Swedish Cabin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, June 7, 2013
3. Lower Swedish Cabin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 347 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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