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Chester in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Finland

 
 
Finland Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
1. Finland Marker
Inscription. Name given to tract along Delaware River from Marcus Hook to Chester River. Grant for tract was given Captain Hans Ammundson Besk, a native of Finland by Queen Christina in 1653. Site of first Finnish settlement in America.
 
Erected 1955 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 50.976′ N, 75° 22.68′ W. Marker is in Chester, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on Concord Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is near the Finnish monument and World War I veterans park. Marker is in this post office area: Chester PA 19013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Caleb Pusey (approx. 0.4 miles away); Pennock Log House (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Caleb Pusey House (approx. half a mile away); The Schoolhouse Museum (approx. half a mile away); Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 0.6 miles away); a different marker also named Martin Luther King, Jr. (approx. 0.9 miles away); Delaware County, Where Pennsylvania Began (approx. 0.9 miles away); Penn Landing (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Chester.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Finland Marker with Finnish Monument in the background image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
2. Finland Marker with Finnish Monument in the background
Finnish Monument-front view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
3. Finnish Monument-front view
Finnish Monument-side view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
4. Finnish Monument-side view
Finnish Monument-rear view image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
5. Finnish Monument-rear view
Veterans Park-The Mothers Arch image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
6. Veterans Park-The Mothers Arch
Veterans Park-World War I cannon image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
7. Veterans Park-World War I cannon
Veterans Park-Mounument To Those Who Served-1936 image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 11, 2015
8. Veterans Park-Mounument To Those Who Served-1936
Rededicated Nov 13, 1955 by the Chester Veterans Council
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 212 times since then and 45 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8. submitted on March 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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