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Landing Place of William Penn

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., March 24, 2017
1. Landing Place of William Penn Marker
Recently repainted
Inscription.  Near here October 27, 1682, William Penn first stepped on American soil. He proceeded to the fort and performed Livery of Seisin. “He took the key, thereof,…we did deliver unto him 1 turf with a twig upon it, a porringer with river water and soil, in part of all.”
 
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Public Archives series list. A significant historical date for this entry is October 27, 1682.
 
Location. 39° 39.51′ N, 75° 33.753′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Street and The Strand, on the right when traveling west on Delaware Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gunning Bedford House (a few steps from this marker); New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad
Landing Place of William Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Roger Dean Meyer, October 8, 2006
2. Landing Place of William Penn Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Packet Alley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaware Street Wharf Reconstruction (about 400 feet away); Home of George Read (about 400 feet away); The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania (about 500 feet away); Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
 
Regarding Landing Place of William Penn. “Livery of Seisin is an archaic legal ceremony, once practiced in England and in other countries following English common law, to convey property. The common law in those jurisdictions once provided that a valid conveyance of a fee interest in land required the physical transfer by the transferor to the transferee, in the presence of witnesses, of a piece of the ground (often, in the literal sense of a hand-to-hand passing of an amount of soil), a twig, key, or other symbol.” — from Wikipedia
 
Also see . . .  The Freeman. (Submitted on November 13, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
 
Landing Place of William Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 10, 2011
3. Landing Place of William Penn Marker
Looking north along The Strand
Landing Place of William Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Stephen J Duncan, September 10, 2011
4. Landing Place of William Penn Marker
The property the marker sits upon
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By Stephen J Duncan, September 10, 2011
5. Landing Place of William Penn Marker
Looking east, from the marker, toward the Delaware River
William Penn Statue at "Landing Place" image. Click for full size.
By Frankie, October 31, 2010
6. William Penn Statue at "Landing Place"
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 17, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2007. This page has been viewed 3,092 times since then and 9 times this year. Last updated on September 15, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1. submitted on April 8, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on November 13, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.   3, 4, 5. submitted on September 10, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware.   6. submitted on June 1, 2018. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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