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

Christopher Columbus

Christopher Columbus Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), September 3, 2022
1. Christopher Columbus Marker
Inscription.  Born 1451, Genoa, Italy, his youth was sailing with explorers. From his readings of the scholars and the geographer, astronomer Ptolemy he conceived the theory to navigate the unexplored Atlantic Westerly as a trade route to the Orient in 1492. He chartered the route uniting to America the richly diverse cultures of the Western-Eastern hemispheres.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ExplorationWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1451.
Location. 39° 55.214′ N, 75° 23.523′ W. Marker is in Media, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from North Orange Street north of West Front Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 201 W Front St, Media PA 19063, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nunzio P. DeSantis (here, next to this marker); Jack W. Coopersmith (a few steps from this marker); Nathan Speare (a few steps from this marker); Delaware County Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ronald Reagan
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(about 300 feet away); Delaware County (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Delaware County Courthouse (about 400 feet away); McCain Rally (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Media.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on September 5, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 13 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 5, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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