Center City East in 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. It is in Center City East. 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. Slate Roof House (here, next to this marker); Thomas Bond House (a few steps from this marker); Welcome Park The names of the streets… (a few steps from this marker); The City Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named City Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); John Drinker House (within shouting distance of this marker). 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 (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 February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on June 26, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,207 times since then and 64 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.