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Reading in Berks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Penn's Common

 
 
Penn's Common Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. Penn's Common Marker
Inscription.
Given in common to the citizens of Reading, in 1748, by the family of William Penn.
 
Erected 1951 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 20.099′ N, 75° 54.94′ W. Marker is in Reading, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Marker is on Perkiomen Avenue (Business U.S. 422), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is about 125 feet SE of the intersection of Perkiomen Avenue, Penn Street, and 11th Street, along the western boundary of City Park. Marker is in this post office area: Reading PA 19602, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Volunteer Firemen (a few steps from this marker); Ringgold Light Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); William McKinley (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Bethel A.M.E. Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Duryea Drive (approx. mile away); a different marker also named Duryea Drive (approx. half a mile away); The Pagoda (approx. half a mile away); Doctor Jonathan Potts (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Reading.
 
Also see . . .  Penn's Common. (Submitted on December 7, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Penn's Common Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. Penn's Common Marker
Looking NW toward intersection of Perkiomen Ave., Penn St., and 11th St.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 7, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 751 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 7, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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