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Pennsville in Salem County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Finns Point

1638-1938

 

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Finns Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 20, 2013
1. Finns Point Marker
Inscription.  
Near Here
300 years ago and later
lived the first colony of
settlers of Finnish blood
upon this continent
To their memory and to the love of freedom and justice that they handed down to their descendants
this tablet is erected
June 30, 1938
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New Sweden Tercentenary Commission of New Jersey
D. Stewart Craven, Chairman

 
Erected 1938 by New Sweden Tercentenary Commission of New Jersey.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1650.
 
Location. 39° 40.305′ N, 75° 30.224′ W. Marker is in Pennsville, New Jersey, in Salem County. Marker is at the intersection of N. Broadway (New Jersey Route 49) and Church Landing Road, on the right when traveling south on N. Broadway. This marker is in the church yard, just inside an 18 inch fence. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Pennsville NJ 08070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church Landing Road (approx. 0.4 miles away); Delaware Memorial Bridge
Finns Point Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 20, 2013
2. Finns Point Marker
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(approx. ¾ mile away); Vietnam Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); William D. Acton (approx. 1.3 miles away); Women's Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away); Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.8 miles away); Buttonwood School (approx. 2½ miles away in Delaware); Korean War Veterans Memorial (approx. 2.9 miles away in Delaware). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Pennsville.
 
Also see . . .  Finns Point. Wikipedia entry (Submitted on September 21, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Finns Point Marker in St. Georges Church yard image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 20, 2013
3. Finns Point Marker in St. Georges Church yard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 3, 2021. It was originally submitted on September 20, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 367 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 20, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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