Near New Hope in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
(1684 - 1748)
Wells is the founder of Wells' Ferry, now known as New Hope. When York Road was established between Philadelphia and New York, travelers needed a dependable way to cross the Delaware River. In 1722 the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly gave Wells the legal and exclusive right to operate a ferry to cross the river. He also received a license to operate a tavern and inn near his ferry landing. Wells operated the ferry and public house for over thirty years. His public house was a regular stagecoach stop on York Road. He is buried here at Kitchen's Hill.
Erected by New Hope Historical Society and Professional Landscape Services, Inc.
Location. 40° 21.672′ N, 74° 58.209′ W. Marker is near New Hope, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on York Road (Pennsylvania Route 179) 0.1 miles east of Lower York Road (U.S. 202), on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6650 Lower York Road, New Hope PA 18938, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Mills (approx. 0.3 miles away); Old Revolutionary Fort (approx. 0.8 miles away); Samuel D. Ingham (approx. one mile Indian Logan (approx. one mile away); Cannon (approx. one mile away); New Hope World War I Memorial (approx. one mile away); Road to Monmouth Battlefield (approx. one mile away); Solebury National Bank (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Hope.
Also see . . .
1. History of New Hope. (Submitted on March 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Historic New Hope. (Submitted on March 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Education • Industry & Commerce • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 791 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 3, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.