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Kreidersville in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Walking Purchase

 
 
Walking Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2015
1. Walking Purchase Marker
Inscription.  Measured 1737, according to a supposed Indian deed of 1686, granting lands extending a day-and-a-half walk. Using picked men to force this measure to its limit, Thomas Penn reversed his father's Indian policy, losing Indian friendship.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraGovernment & PoliticsNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1737.
 
Location. 40° 43.282′ N, 75° 30.273′ W. Marker is in Kreidersville, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Indian Trail Rd. (SR 3016) and Kohls Road on Indian Trail Rd. (SR 3016). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northampton PA 18067, 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. The Famous Indian Walk (here, next to this marker); Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Mills of Allen Township
Walking Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2015
2. Walking Purchase Marker
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(approx. 0.2 miles away); From Rails to Trails (approx. 1.1 miles away); Exploring the Corridor (approx. 1.1 miles away); a different marker also named Walking Purchase (approx. 2.3 miles away); World War II Honor Roll (approx. 3 miles away); Hiram Pearson (approx. 3 miles away).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 294 times since then and 32 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 28, 2022