Center City in Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Exiles for Conscience Sake
Caspar von Schwenckfeld
who fled from Silesia and found
in Pennsylvania a haven of
They landed near this spot 1731-37
Erected by the Society of the Descendants of
the Schwenkfeldian Exiles September 22, 1934
Erected 1934 by Society of the Descendants of the Schwenrfeldian Exiles.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Events. A significant historical date for this entry is September 22, 1754.
Location. 39° 56.78′ N, 75° 8.432′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Center City. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street Promenade and South Columbus Boulevard on Walnut Street Promenade. Marker is at Penn’s Landing, at the Independence Seaport Museum. 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. The Liberation of Jane Johnson (here, next to this marker); Pennsylvania Nautical School & Pennsylvania Maritime Academy, 1889 - 1947 (a few steps from this marker); Glomar Explorer 1874 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1768 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1854 (within shouting distance of this marker); 1684 (within shouting distance of this marker); The Pennsylvania Slave Trade (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Regarding Exiles for Conscience Sake. Silesia is a region of Central Europe located mostly in Poland, with small parts in the Czech Republic and Germany. Its area is about 15,444 square miles, and its population today is about 8,000,000. Silesia is located along the Oder River.
Also see . . . Schwenkfelder Exiles Society. The descendant's site details the story of the exiles. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 680 times since then and 82 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.