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

Walking Purchase

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 20, 2015
1. Walking Purchase Marker
Inscription. Measured 1737, according to a supposed Indian deed of 1686, granting lands extending a day-and-a-half walk. Using picked men to force this measure to its limit, Thomas Penn reversed his father's Indian policy losing Indian friendship.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 32.758′ N, 75° 18.215′ W. Marker is in Springtown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Hellertown Road (PA 412). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Springtown PA 18081, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Gallows Hill (approx. 4.4 miles away); Durham Furnace (approx. 4.6 miles away); Durham Bat Mine (approx. 4.7 miles away); Durham Township Veterans Memorial Flagpole and Terrace (approx. 4.7 miles away); VFW Post 3405 Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); Durham Township 9-11 Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away); The Durham Boat (approx. 4.7 miles away); VFW Post 3405 Vietnam Memorial (approx. 4.7 miles away).
 
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Walking Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 20, 2015
2. Walking Purchase Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 124 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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