“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
West Chester in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Great Minquas Path

Great Minquas Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
1. Great Minquas Path Marker
Inscription. An important Indian trail, key to Pennsylvania's fur trade in the 17th century, crossed the present highway near here. It linked trading posts on the lower Schuylkill and Indian towns to the west. The Dutch, Swedes, and English fought one another for control of path.
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 56.898′ N, 75° 35.628′ W. Marker is in West Chester, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilmington Pike and Church Ave. when traveling south on Wilmington Pike. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Chester PA 19382, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Trail (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Douglass (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Main Arch Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barnard Street Public School - Denney Tag Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Samuel Barber (approx. 0.9 miles away); Star of the West, Tent No. Six (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas S. Butler House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Turk’s Head Tavern (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Chester.
Also see . . .  Great Minquas Path - Behind the Marker. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,172 times since then and 75 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photo   1. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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