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

Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road

 
 
Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
1. Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road Marker
Inscription. This was the nations first major toll road, built by a private company incorporated 1792 by the state legislature. Completed two years later and praised as the finest highway of its day, the stone-and-gravel turnpike stretched 62 miles. The 35th milestone out of Philadelphia was placed here. Early in the 20th century, this road was acquired by the state; it became part of the transcontinental Lincoln Highway and U.S. 30.
 
Erected 1999 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 39° 59.306′ N, 75° 47.524′ W. Marker is in Coatesville, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. Marker is at the intersection of E. Lincoln Highway and Veterans Drive, on the right when traveling west on E. Lincoln Highway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Coatesville PA 19320, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. John G. Parke (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Peter Bezellon (approx. 0.8 miles away); Whittier C. Atkinson (approx. 0.8 miles away); Brandywine Mansion
The Lincoln Highway leading into Coatesville. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 8, 2008
2. The Lincoln Highway leading into Coatesville.
(approx. 1.6 miles away); a different marker also named Brandywine Mansion (approx. 1.7 miles away); Graystone - Abram Francis Huston House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Charles Lukens Huston House Site (approx. 1.7 miles away); Brandywine Iron Works - Early 1800s (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Coatesville.
 
Also see . . .  Philadelphia & Lancaster Turnpike Road. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 2,075 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 9, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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