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

Washington House

 
 
Washington House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
1. Washington House Marker
Inscription.  Built in 1747 on this site. Was known as "Pennsylvania Arms" until after Washington stopped here following the Battle of Brandywine in 1777. Noted stopping place on the old Post Road. Building stood here until 1952.
 
Erected 1954 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraCommunicationsRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1747.
 
Location. 39° 50.869′ N, 75° 21.586′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Ave. of the States near 4th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Chester PA 19013, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Chester Fire Department (a few steps from this marker); Swedish Colonists (a few steps from this marker); Viet Nam (a few steps from this marker); Colonial Courthouse (a few steps from
Washington House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
2. Washington House Marker
Marker is across the street from The Walt Garrison Home of th Delaware County Historical Society.
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this marker); Historic Downtown Chester (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Swedish Burial Ground (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Morton (about 500 feet away); Christofer Columbus (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 743 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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