New Hope in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
In 1718 King George I granted to John Wells a license to operate a ferry on this site, which provided an essential link in the establishment of the principal Stage Coach Route between Philadelphia and New York. The Landing became known as “Wells Ferry”. During the Revolution, the Ferry was used to transport General George Washington’s Continental Troops in their Trenton campaign. Operation of the ferry ended in 1827.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Settlements & Settlers • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1718.
Location. 40° 21.798′ N, 74° 57.034′ W. Marker is in New Hope, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker can be reached from East Ferry Street. Market is located within the front garden at Martine's River House Restaurant. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 East Ferry Street, New Hope PA 18938, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Ferry Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Road to Monmouth Battlefield (within shouting distance of this Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope World War I Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian Logan (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hope Mills (within shouting distance of this marker); Aquetong Creek (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Solebury National Bank (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Hope.
More about this marker. Marker consists of engraved metal placards on a wooden pedestal. It is somewhat weathered.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 15, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 471 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 15, 2014, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.