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Tinicum Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Governor Printz Park

 
 
Governor Printz Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. Governor Printz Park Marker
Inscription.  Site of the first permanent settlement in present Pennsylvania in 1643, and of the Swedish Capitol, the Printzhof.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1643.
 
Location. 39° 51.74′ N, 75° 18.155′ W. Marker is in Tinicum Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of Taylor Avenue and 2nd Street, on the right when traveling east on Taylor Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 115 W 2nd St, Essington PA 19029, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. New Sweden (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Johan Printz (about 600 feet away); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tinicum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tinicum Township (approx. 0.6 miles away); Morton Homestead
Governor Printz Park image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Governor Printz Park
Delaware River in the background.
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(approx. one mile away); Ridley Township (approx. 1.3 miles away); John Morton (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tinicum Township.
 
Also see . . .
1. New Sweden. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Governor Printz Park - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Governor Printz Park Sign image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
3. Governor Printz Park Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,660 times since then and 24 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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