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

Village of Port Penn

 
 
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By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
1. Village of Port Penn Marker
Inscription.  Port Pennís name is attributed to a visit that William Penn made to the area in 1682. Dr. David Stewart founded Port Penn in the 1760s and laid out the town in a grid pattern. A protected deep water harbor and access to an active peach and grain trade made Port Penn a successful village, and a target of the British navy during the Revolution and War of 1812. Port Penn supported a Customs House, churches, school, cannery, and other businesses. The opening of the C & D Canal and expansion of the Delaware Railroad in the mid-1800s shifted transportation and commerce away from Port Penn, leaving behind a well-preserved Delaware River village.
 
Erected 2019 by Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number NCC-241.)
 
Location. 39° 31.056′ N, 75° 34.752′ W. Marker is in Port Penn, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is on Port Penn Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 Port Penn Road, Port Penn DE 19731, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Port Penn Schoolhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); The Cannery Lot
Village of Port Penn School House image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
2. Village of Port Penn School House
(within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Stewart House (about 500 feet away); Floating Cabins and Skinning Shacks (about 500 feet away); Wetland Ways (about 600 feet away); The Hubbs House (about 800 feet away); The Cleaver House (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Port Penn.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Village of Port Penn Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
3. Village of Port Penn Marker
Welcome to the Village of Port Penn image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, September 28, 2019
4. Welcome to the Village of Port Penn
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on October 9, 2019. This page originally submitted on October 5, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 38 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 5, 2019, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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