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Portland in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Edward Marshall

 
 
Edward Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trinket Troy, September 22, 2005
1. Edward Marshall Marker
Inscription.  Measurer of the notorious Walking Purchase, 1737, lived in this area, 1755-1759. In the many Indian raids of this time, his wife and his oldest son were killed, 1757, supposedly in revenge. Later he returned to Bucks County.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 40° 55.269′ N, 75° 5.747′ W. Marker is in Portland, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Drive (Pennsylvania Route 611) and Hester Street, on the left when traveling north on Delaware Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Bethel PA 18343, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Slateford (approx. one mile away); Delaware, Lackawanna and Western Railroad (approx. 1.1 miles away in New Jersey);
Edward Marshall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Trinket Troy, September 22, 2005
2. Edward Marshall Marker
Taken from Hester Street. Route 611 is in the distance.
Delaware Village Historic District (approx. 2.8 miles away in New Jersey); Delaware Water Gap (approx. 3˝ miles away); Kittatinny Point (approx. 3.8 miles away in New Jersey); a different marker also named Delaware Water Gap (approx. 4˝ miles away); Waring Drive (approx. 4.9 miles away); John Philip Sousa (approx. 4.9 miles away).
 
Additional comments.
1.
"Edward Marshall, who
accomplished the great Indian Walk, by which
the Indians were cheated out of a vast hunting-
ground, lived, at this time, at or near the present
village of Slateford."

From the book, "Reminiscences of George La Bar, the centenarian of Monroe County, Pa., who is still living in his 107th year! And incidents in the early settlement of the Pennsylvania side of the river valley, from Easton to Bushkill" By A. B. BURRELL. (1870)
    — Submitted July 29, 2011, by Mf of Slateford, Pennsylvania.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2005, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 2,842 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on November 14, 2010, by Timothy Carr of Birmingham, Alabama. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2005.
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