Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hannah Callowhill Penn
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Women. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1671.
Location. 39° 56.844′ N, 75° 8.652′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on South 2nd Street south of Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling south. It is at the site of the Slate Roof House. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas Bond House (a few steps from this marker); The City Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (within Merchants' Exchange Cupola Restoration (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fraunces Tavern (about 400 feet away); Tun Tavern (about 500 feet away); Pennsylvania Abolition Society (about 500 feet away); House Where Lived in 1791 Alexander Hamilton (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
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1. Hannah Callowhill Penn - Wikipedia entry. “Hannah Callowhill Penn (11 February 1671 – 20 December 1726) was the second wife of Pennsylvania founder William Penn; she effectively administered the Province of Pennsylvania for six years after her husband suffered a series of strokes and then for another eight years after her husband’s death. She served as acting proprietor from 1712 until her death in 1726.
Miss Callowhill was born in Bristol, England, the daughter of Thomas Callowhill, a merchant there. A Quaker, she married William Penn March 5, 1696 when she was 24 and he was 52. She was pregnant with their first of eight children when the couple embarked from England for their three-month voyage to America in 1699. She lived in great style, both in Philadelphia and in Pennsbury (Submitted on June 27, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.)
2. Hannah Callowhill Penn - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Hannah Callowhill Penn at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on December 23, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,013 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on June 27, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. 6. submitted on December 16, 2020, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.