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Dutch Settlements on the Delaware

 
 
Dutch settlements on the Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. Dutch settlements on the Delaware Marker
Inscription. In commemoration of the Dutch settlements on the Delaware 1626-1664
The territory was occupied by the Dutch West India Company and known as New Netherland
Extended from the Capes of the Delaware to the Connecticut River and Embraced within its boundaries the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania

Directors General of the West India Company
Adrien Jorissen Tienpont
Cornelis Jacobsen Mey
Willem Verholst
Peter Minuet
Wouter Van Twiller
Willem Kieft
Peter Stuyvesant

Chronology of New Netherland
Captured by the English 1664.
Recaptured by the Dutch 1673.
Ceded to the English 1674.
Charter granted by King Charles II to William Penn for the territory Known as Pennsylvania March 4, 1681.

Erected by the Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. 1909

 
Erected 1909 by The Society of Colonial Wars in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
 
Location. 39° 57.106′ N, 75° 9.827′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on S Penn Square, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19102, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Swedish Settlements on the Delaware (a few steps from this marker); William McKinley (within shouting distance of this marker); William Pennís Prayer for Philadelphia (within shouting distance of this marker); The Great World War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Center Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Declaration of Independence Signators (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthias William Baldwin (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. One of the many markers placed on or about Philadelphia City Hall.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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