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West Goshen Township in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Great Minquas Path

 
 
Great Minquas Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
1. Great Minquas Path Marker
Inscription.  An important Indian trail, key to Pennsylvania's fur trade in the 17th century, crossed the present highway near here. It linked trading posts on the lower Schuylkill and Indian towns to the west. The Dutch, Swedes, and English fought one another for control of path.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNative AmericansNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 56.898′ N, 75° 35.628′ W. Marker is in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of Wilmington Pike and Church Ave. when traveling south on Wilmington Pike. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Giunta Ln, West Chester PA 19382, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Trail (a few steps from this marker); Frederick Douglass
Wide Angle Great Minquas Path Marker image. Click for full size.
By Elijah B, April 23, 2020
2. Wide Angle Great Minquas Path Marker
Photo of historical marker taken from the corner of High Street and Church Avenue.
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(approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Main Arch Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Barnard Street Public School - Denney Tag Company (approx. 0.8 miles away); Samuel Barber (approx. 0.9 miles away); Star of the West, Tent No. Six (approx. 0.9 miles away); Thomas S. Butler House (approx. 0.9 miles away); Turk’s Head Tavern (approx. one mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Great Minquas Path - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,452 times since then and 60 times this year. Last updated on March 19, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1. submitted on June 8, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on April 24, 2020, by Elijah B of West Bradford, Pennsylvania.

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