First permanent settlement in present-day Pennsylvania, founded 1643 by Col. Johan Printz, governor of New Sweden. Seized by the Dutch in 1655, and by the English in 1664.
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 52.027′ N, 75° 17.614′ W. Marker is in Essington, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Governor Printz Blvd (Pennsylvania Route 291), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 629 N Governor Printz Blvd, 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. Tinicum Township (a few steps from this marker); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. half a mile away); Governor Printz Park (approx. 0.6 miles away); New Sweden (approx. 0.6 miles away); Johan Printz (approx. 0.7 miles away); Morton Homestead (approx. 0.9 miles away); John Morton (approx. 1.8 miles away); Billingsport, New Jersey (approx. 2.6 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Essington.
Regarding Tinicum. Tinicum was an island in the Delaware River. It was filled in and is now part of the mainland. See the nearby
Also see . . .
1. Tinicum - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
2. Tinicum Township: Our History. (Submitted on September 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2017. This page originally submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,304 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on September 25, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.