Essington in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Lazaretto Quarantine Station
Erected 2008 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 51.733′ N, 75° 17.968′ W. Marker is in Essington, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is at the intersection of 2nd Street and Lagrange Ave., on the right when traveling north on 2nd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Essington PA 19029, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Governor Printz Park (approx. 0.2 miles away); New Sweden (approx. 0.2 miles away); Johan Printz (approx. ¼ mile away); Tinicum (approx. half a mile away); Tinicum Township (approx. half a mile away); Morton Homestead John Morton (approx. 1.8 miles away); Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Essington.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Lazaretto - Tybee Island, GA
Also see . . .
1. Lazaretto Quarantine Station - Tinicum Township, PA. (Submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Lazaretto Quarantine Station - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Philadelphia Lazaretto - wikipedia. (Submitted on May 4, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
1. Philadelphia Lazaretto - America’s First Quarantine Hospital
The Philadelphia Lazaretto was the first quarantine hospital in the United States, built in 1799, in Tinicum Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania. The site was originally inhabited by the Lenni-Lenape Indians. The facility predates similar national landmarks such as Ellis Island and Angel Island and is considered both the oldest surviving
— Submitted May 4, 2012, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,321 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on December 27, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.