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

Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad

 
 
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By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
1. Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad Marker
Inscription. One of America's earliest railroads, authorized by the state legislature in 1828 and completed in 1834. Stretching 82 miles west to the Susquehanna, it was powered first by horses, later by steam. Part of a state-owned transportation system, including the Pennsylvania canal, built in response to intense competition from adjacent states. Acquired by the Pennsylvania Railroad Co. in 1857. Stone blocks placed for the original track have remained visible here.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 59.736′ N, 75° 12.986′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Edgely Road. Touch for map. The marker is off Belmont Avenue across the street from Simpson House, A Senior Living Community. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19131, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. African American Baseball in Philadelphia (approx. 1.3 miles away); Strawberry Mansion (approx. 1.4 miles away); Laurel Hill Cemetery: A Garden For The Dead (approx. 1.4 miles away); Capt. Henry J. Biddle (approx. 1.4 miles
Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
2. Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad Marker
away); William Lewis (approx. 1.4 miles away); Benj. H. Hodgson (approx. 1˝ miles away); Charles Thomson (approx. 1˝ miles away); Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Simpson House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
3. Simpson House
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By Don Morfe, March 24, 2015
4. Simpson Monument
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 30, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 258 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 30, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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