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Near Addison in Somerset County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Pennsylvania

 
 
Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
1. Pennsylvania Marker
Inscription.  Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth.
Birthplace of
The Declaration of
Independence

and
The Constitution of
the United States.

 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. (Marker Number 1.)
 
Location. 39° 43.338′ N, 79° 18.283′ W. Marker is near Addison, Pennsylvania, in Somerset County. Marker is on National Pike (U.S. 40) near the Maryland state line, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Addison PA 15411, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 5 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. National Road (here, next to this marker); Bear Camp (was approx. one mile away in Maryland but has been reported missing. ); Toll House (approx. 2.1 miles away); The Old Petersburg Toll House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Great Crossings (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Addison.
 
Also see . . .  Pennsylvania. “The name Pennsylvania was specified
Pennsylvania and National Road Markers image. Click for full size.
By J. J. Prats, April 11, 2006
2. Pennsylvania and National Road Markers
in the charter given to William Penn by England's Charles II in 1680. The Latin Sylvania meaning "woodlands" was added to Penn to create "Penn's woods."” (Submitted on May 14, 2006.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2019. This page originally submitted on May 14, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,667 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 14, 2006, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.
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