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

Penn Landing

 
 
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By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
1. Penn Landing Marker
Inscription.  Oct. 29, 1682, soon after finishing a two-months' voyage, William Penn first set foot on his colony of Pennsylvania, granted by Charles II the year before. The site is a block south.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 50.649′ N, 75° 21.685′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on 2nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is between Penn St. and Edgemont Street. 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. Delaware County, Where Pennsylvania Began (a few steps from this marker); William Penn (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ethel Waters (about 800 feet away); Christofer Columbus
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(approx. ¼ mile away); John Morton (approx. ¼ mile away); Old Swedish Burial Ground (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington House (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonial Courthouse (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Also see . . .
1. Penn Landing - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

2. William Penn at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
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 729 times since then and 17 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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