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Exiles for Conscience Sake

 
 
Exiles for Conscience Sake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 14, 2010
1. Exiles for Conscience Sake Marker
Inscription.
To the memory of the followers of
Caspar von Schwenckfeld
who fled from Silesia and found
in Pennsylvania a haven of
religious toleration
They landed near this spot 1731-37
Erected by the Society of the Descendants of
the Schwenkfeldian Exiles September 22, 1934

 
Erected 1934 by Society of the Descendants of the Schwenrfeldian Exiles.
 
Location. 39° 56.78′ N, 75° 8.432′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street Promenade and South Columbus Boulevard on Walnut Street Promenade. Touch for map. Marker is at Pennís Landing, at the Independence Seaport Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Liberation of Jane Johnson (here, next to this marker); Glomar Explorer (within shouting distance of this marker); Monument to Scottish Immigrants (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Courage of the Scottish Immigrants (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Monument to Scottish Immigrants
Exiles for Conscience Sake Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, August 14, 2010
2. Exiles for Conscience Sake Marker
(about 600 feet away); St. Andrew's Society of Philadelphia (about 600 feet away); Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803) (about 600 feet away); History of Scotland (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Schwenkfelder Exiles Society. The descendant's site details the story of the exiles. (Submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 464 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 23, 2010, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.
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