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Prospect Park in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Morton Homestead

Morton Homestead State Park

 

— Placed on the National Register of Historic Places - 1970 —

 
Morton Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, September 10, 2013
1. Morton Homestead Marker
Inscription.  Begun about 1654 by Morton Mortonson, ancestor of John Morton, Pennsylvania signer of the Declaration in 1776.
 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1654.
 
Location. 39° 52.637′ N, 75° 18.318′ W. Marker is in Prospect Park, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Lincoln Avenue / Wanamaker Avenue (Pennsylvania Route 420), on the right when traveling south. This marker is next to Darby Creek where Lincoln Avenue changes to Wanamaker Avenue (420) about 1/10 th mile north of Interstate 95. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 100 Lincoln Avenue, Prospect Park PA 19076, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ridley Township (approx. 0.4 miles away); John Morton
Morton Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, September 10, 2013
2. Morton Homestead Marker
Interstate 95 is at the horizon on the left
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Tinicum Township (approx. 0.9 miles away); Tinicum (approx. 0.9 miles away); Governor Printz Park (approx. one mile away); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. 1.1 miles away); New Sweden (approx. 1.1 miles away); Johan Printz (approx. 1.1 miles away).
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Morton Homestead - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. Oldest buildings in Pennsylvania - List. (Submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. John Morton at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional commentary.
1. One of the oldest buildings in Pennsylvania:
The Morton homestead was founded in 1654 by Morton Mortenson, from Finland when the area along the Delaware River was part of the New Sweden colony. Mortenson's great-grandson, John Morton, signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Parts of this house date back to 1698 it is one of the oldest buildings in Pennsylvania.
    — Submitted September 11, 2013, by Keith
Morton Homestead Cabin image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, September 10, 2013
3. Morton Homestead Cabin
S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
 
Morton Homestead - Front of Cabin image. Click for full size.
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4. Morton Homestead - Front of Cabin
Morton Homestead Sketch image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, September 10, 2013
5. Morton Homestead Sketch
Image of Sketch from Historical Society of Delaware County
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 763 times since then and 117 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 11, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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