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Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Finns Point

1638-1938

 

 
Finns Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 20, 2013
1. Finns Point Marker
Inscription.
Near Here
300 years ago and later
lived the first colony of
settlers of Finnish blood
upon this continent
To their memory and to the love of freedom and justice that they handed down to their descendants
this tablet is erected
June 30, 1938
________
New Sweden Tercentenary Commission of New Jersey
D. Stewart Craven, Chairman

 
Erected 1938 by New Sweden Tercentenary Commission of New Jersey.
 
Location. 39° 40.305′ N, 75° 30.224′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Broadway (New Jersey Route 49) and Church Landing Road, on the right when traveling south on N. Broadway. Click for map. This marker is in the church yard, just inside an 18 inch fence. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church Landing Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delaware Memorial Bridge (approx. 0.8 miles away); Buttonwood School (approx. 2.5 miles away in Delaware); Korean War Veterans Memorial
Finns Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 20, 2013
2. Finns Point Marker
(approx. 2.9 miles away in Delaware); Delaware River and Bay Authority Veterans Dedication (approx. 2.9 miles away in Delaware); Delaware - Desert Shield / Desert Storm Memorial (approx. 3 miles away in Delaware); Delaware & New Jersey WWII Submariners Memorial (approx. 3 miles away in Delaware); a different marker also named Delaware Memorial Bridge (approx. 3 miles away in Delaware).
 
Also see . . .
1. Finns Point - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Finns Point - A bizare State border. (Submitted on September 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Finns Point Marker in St. Georges Church yard image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 20, 2013
3. Finns Point Marker in St. Georges Church yard
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 4 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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