Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

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

Treaty Ground of William Penn

 
 
Treaty Ground of William Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
1. Treaty Ground of William Penn Marker
From Harper's Encyclopædia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1905 by Benson John Lossing and Woodrow Wilson, 1905, Vol. 7, Page 116.
Inscription.  
Treaty ground of William Penn, and the Indian Nations, 1682, Unbroken faith.

William Penn, Born 1644, Died 1718.

Pennsylvania, Founded, 1681, by Deeds of Peace.

Placed by the Penn Society, A.D. 1827, to mark the site of the Great Elm Tree.
 
Erected 1827 by Penn Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansPeaceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 39° 58′ N, 75° 7.683′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from North Beach Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19125, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. "Associators" (within shouting distance of this marker); Penn Treaty Park: A Place of Peace (within shouting distance of this marker); Fairman’s Mansion (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Treaty (within shouting distance of this marker); The Penn Society Obelisk
Tree under which the Treaty was Made. image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
2. Tree under which the Treaty was Made.
From Harper's Encyclopædia of United States History from 458 A.D. to 1905 by Benson John Lossing and Woodrow Wilson 1905 Vol. 7, Page 117.
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Great Elm (within shouting distance of this marker); Penn Treaty Park (within shouting distance of this marker); America's First Lager (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Additional comments.
1. A Nearby Plaque
A nearby plaque, placed in 1979, displays a wampum belt and says:

“While other colonies were in conflict and in great distress with the Indians, William Penn through his philosophy of social justice and peace, engaged their friendship and goodwill… the wampum belt represents the great treaty of amity.”
    — Submitted January 10, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 12, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 10, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 35 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 10, 2021, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
Editor’s want-list for this marker. Photo of actual marker. • Can you help?
Paid Advertisement
Jan. 23, 2021