Warminster in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
John Fitch's Steamboat
Adjacent, stone marker:
John Fitch here conceived the idea of the first steamboat. He ran a boat with side wheels by steam on a pond below Davisville, 1785.
Bucks County Historical Society 1902
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. Marker has been reported missing. It was located near 40° 12.411′ N, 75° 5.966′ W. Marker was in Warminster, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker was at the intersection of York Road (Pennsylvania Route 263) and Street Road (Pennsylvania Route 132), on the right when traveling north on York Road. Touch for map. Marker was in this post office area: Warminster PA 18974, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this location, measured as the crow flies. Log College (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Battle of the Crooked Billet (approx. 1.3 miles away); 9/11 NYC Emergency Responders' Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); Independence Hall Stones John Kulick and Tristan Smith (approx. 1.4 miles away); Cross Roads (approx. 1½ miles away); Warminster Community Park-Sandpiper (approx. 1½ miles away); Crooked Billet (approx. 1.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Warminster.
Also see . . . James Fitch's Steamboat. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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