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

New Sweden

 
 
New Sweden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
1. New Sweden Marker
Inscription.  In 1643 the colony's Governor, Johan Printz, established its capital here on Tinicum Island. Earlier, in 1638, New Sweden had been founded at the site of present Wilmington. Although the colony was captured by the Dutch in 1655, many Swedish and Finnish settlers remained. This was the region's first permanent European settlement, some four decades before William Penn's 1681 founding of Pennsylvania.
 
Erected 1988 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & 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° 51.659′ N, 75° 18.17′ W. Marker is in Tinicum Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Taylor Avenue, on the right when traveling east. Marker is in Governor Printz Park. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 105 Taylor Ave, 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. Johan Printz (within shouting distance of this marker); Governor Printz Park
Governor Printz Park and Delaware River image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, December 27, 2008
2. Governor Printz Park and Delaware River
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(about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. 0.2 miles away); Tinicum (approx. 0.6 miles away); Tinicum Township (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morton Homestead (approx. 1.1 miles away); Ridley Township (approx. 1.4 miles away); John Morton (approx. 1.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tinicum Township.
 
Also see . . .  New Sweden - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
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 1,765 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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