New Castle in New Castle County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Landing Place of William Penn
Erected 1932 by Historic Markers Commission. (Marker Number NC-25.)
Location. 39° 39.51′ N, 75° 33.753′ W. Marker is in New Castle, Delaware, in New Castle County. Marker is at the intersection of Delaware Street and The Strand, on the right when traveling west on Delaware Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New Castle DE 19720, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gunning Bedford House (a few steps from this marker); New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named New Castle and Frenchtown Railroad (within shouting distance of this marker); Packet Alley (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Delaware Street Wharf Reconstruction (about 400 feet away); Home of George Read The Welcome Society of Pennsylvania (about 500 feet away); Presbyterian Church (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New Castle.
Regarding Landing Place of William Penn. “Livery of Seisin is an archaic legal ceremony, once practiced in England and in other countries following English common law, to convey property. The common law in those jurisdictions once provided that a valid conveyance of a fee interest in land required the physical transfer by the transferor to the transferee, in the presence of witnesses, of a piece of the ground (often, in the literal sense of a hand-to-hand passing of an amount of soil), a twig, key, or other symbol.” — from Wikipedia
Also see . . . The Freeman. (Submitted on November 13, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on February 21, 2018. This page originally submitted on November 13, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. This page has been viewed 2,594 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 8, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 2. submitted on November 13, 2007, by Roger Dean Meyer of Yankton, South Dakota. 3, 4, 5. submitted on September 10, 2011, by Stephen J Duncan of Wilmington, Delaware. • J. J. Prats was the editor who published this page.