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

Okehocking Indian Town

 
 
Okehocking Indian Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 13, 2011
1. Okehocking Indian Town Marker
Inscription.  
Okehocking Indian Town

The Chiefs

Pokhais, Sepopawny, and Muttagooppa
With their people of the Unami Group
* Their Totem * The Tortoise *
Of the Lenni – Lenape or Delawares
were moved from lower Ridley and Crum Creeks
by
WILLIAM PENN
To a tract of 500 acres on the North side of this road
East of Ridley Creek, the only
Indian Reservation
The proprietor ever established
1701

 
Erected 1924 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and The Chester County Historical Society.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 58.043′ N, 75° 28.882′ W. Marker is in Willistown Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is on West Chester Pike, on the left when traveling east
Okehocking Marker, Sign for the Okehocking Preserve image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 13, 2011
2. Okehocking Marker, Sign for the Okehocking Preserve
. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5316 West Chester Pike, West Chester PA 19380, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Okehocking Land Grant (approx. 1˝ miles away); Parks are for People (approx. 2 miles away); Historic Sugartown (approx. 2.7 miles away); Bartram Bridge (approx. 2.8 miles away); William Lewis House (approx. 3.1 miles away); Squire Thomas Cheyney (approx. 3.2 miles away); William Lewis Barn Complex (approx. 3.2 miles away); Glen Mills (approx. 3.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Willistown Township.
 
Okehocking Preserve Information Sign in front of Ridley Creek image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 13, 2011
3. Okehocking Preserve Information Sign in front of Ridley Creek
Okehocking Map image. Click for full size.
By Willistown Township Parks, December 13, 2011
4. Okehocking Map
Okehocking Preserve Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 13, 2011
5. Okehocking Preserve Entrance
Important Bird Area image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, December 13, 2011
6. Important Bird Area
Okehocking Indian Preserve image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, January 7, 2012
7. Okehocking Indian Preserve
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 14, 2011. This page has been viewed 950 times since then and 13 times this year. Last updated on November 5, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on December 14, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.   7. submitted on January 20, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.
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