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

Walking Purchase

 
 
Walking Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
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° 28.715′ N, 75° 9.945′ W. Marker is in Ottsville, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Easton Road (PA 611). Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottsville PA 18942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Marshall-Walker (a few steps from this marker); Hiram Williams Pursell (approx. 2.6 miles away); Stover-Meyers Mill (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gallows Hill (approx. 4.7 miles away); Treasure Island Reservation (approx. 5.1 miles away); Golden Pheasant Inn (approx. 5.1 miles away); John J. Stover House (approx. 5.5 miles away); Delaware Canal (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
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 105 times since then and 9 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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