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Swedish Settlements on the Delaware

 
 
Swedish Settlements on the Delaware Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. Swedish Settlements on the Delaware Marker
Inscription. In commemoration of the Swedish settlements on the Delaware 1638-1655
New Netherland embraced within its boundaries the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania And included lands on the West Side of the Delaware from Cape Hendopen to Trenton Falls. On the East Side from Cape May to Mantua Creek.


Swedish Governors
Peter Minuet
Peter Hollender
Johan Priniz
Johan Risingh
Swedish Sovereignty Passed By Capture To The Dutch 1655.

Among The Prominent Swedish Settlers Were
Mans Kling • Peter Cock
Sven Schute • Anders Dalbo
Johan Companius • Peter Lindstrom
Joran Kyn • Anders Bonde
Olof Stille • Peter Rambo

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° 9.82′ 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. Dutch Settlements on the Delaware (a few steps from this marker); William McKinley (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn’s 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); a different marker also named Philadelphia City Hall (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 57 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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