Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
From Marsh to Solid Ground
Farms were established on higher ground. People dammed streams and drained meadows for fields and grazing. They built dikes to keep the tide from flooding their new pastures. The waterways filled in and became solid ground.
An Island of Green
As Philadelphia grew and prospered, it became the "world's workshop" in the 19th and 20th centuries. Industry eventually surrounded Fort Mifflin.
Today, the fort is an island of green in the midst of an urban industrial complex. Fort Mifflin forms a valuable link in a chain of green spaces along the Delaware and Schuylkill Rivers that is essential in supporting and nurturing the region's wildlife.
Location. 39° 52.567′ N, 75° 12.733′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Fort Mifflin Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19153, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fort Mifflin (within shouting distance of this Fort Mifflin (Mud Fort) on Mud Island (within shouting distance of this marker); Artillery (within shouting distance of this marker); Casemates or Bombproofs (within shouting distance of this marker); Quartermaster’s Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Hospital & Mess Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Soldiers’ Barracks (within shouting distance of this marker); Officers’ Quarters (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Environment • Forts, Castles • War, US Revolutionary •
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