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Middletown in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

This Tree Was Living When William Penn Came to Pennsylvania

 
 
This Tree Was Living When William Penn Came to Pennsylvania Marker image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, May 18, 2014
1. This Tree Was Living When William Penn Came to Pennsylvania Marker
Inscription.  1682 - 1932 This tree was living when William Penn came to Pennsylvania 1682 White Oak, Quercus Alba Girth Breast High, 1932, 14ft. 4 ins.
 
Erected 1932.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesColonial EraEnvironmentHorticulture & Forestry. A significant historical year for this entry is 1682.
 
Location. 39° 26.133′ N, 75° 42.767′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of St. Anne's Church Road and Summit Bridge Road. Marker affixed to tree. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown DE 19709, 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. Three Welsh Members (a few steps from this marker); Old St. Anne's (within shouting distance of this marker); Union Lodge No. 5 A.F.&A.M. (approx. 0.7 miles away); Middletown World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); Middletown (approx. one mile away); Witherspoon Tavern (approx. one mile away);
The Tree image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, May 18, 2014
2. The Tree
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Middletown Academy (approx. 1.1 miles away); Louis L. Redding Comprehensive High School (approx. 1.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
The Tree with St. Anne's Church in the Background image. Click for full size.
By Nate Davidson, May 18, 2014
3. The Tree with St. Anne's Church in the Background
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 19, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. This page has been viewed 639 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2014, by Nate Davidson of Salisbury, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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