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Exeter Township in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

William Penn

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. William Penn Marker
Inscription.  
On his first visit to America
1682 - 1684
came farthest north
on Schuylkill River
fifty miles up
from the Falls of Schuylkill
to or near the mouth of Monocacy Creek
three fourth of a mile
south-[direction erased] of this marker

Relocated
October 6, 1945

 
Erected 1926 by The Pennsylvania Historical Commission and The Historical Society of Berks County.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraExplorationWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1820.
 
Location. 40° 16.426′ N, 75° 46.843′ W. Marker is in Exeter Township, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Benjamin Franklin Highway (U.S. 422) ¼ mile west of Limekiln Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 264 Benjamin Franklin Hwy (US 422), Birdsboro PA 19508, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Daniel Boone (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Daniel Boone (approx. 1.1 miles away); Birdsboro Steel
William Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. William Penn Marker
Looking west along US 422.
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(approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Daniel Boone (approx. 1.2 miles away); Baumstown World War Memorial (approx. 1.2 miles away); The E. & G. Brooke Iron Company World War II Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); American Legion Post 626 Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Hopewell Village (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Exeter Township.
 
Also see . . .  William Penn, America's First Great Champion for Liberty and Peace. (Submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
William Penn image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne
3. William Penn
from Benson Lossing Emient Americans, 1881.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,264 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 6, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on November 27, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.

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