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Penn Treaty Park: A Place of Peace

 
 
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By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
1. Penn Treaty Park: A Place of Peace Marker
Inscription. The subject of the Great Treaty has always held a special place in the hearts and minds of Pennsylvanians, especially those in the area surrounding the legendary site. When the Great Elm blew down in 1810, the land upon which the treaty was made had no marker of the event. The Penn Society erected an obelisk to mark the spot of the tree in 1827. Later, the land was appropriated for public use as a preservation landmark. Members of the Kensington community sought to have the area dedicated as a park; the dedication ceremony has promoted proper care of the park. The park changed hands twice before becoming part of the Fairmount Park System in 1954. In 1987, the community came together once again to fulfill their dreams for the park and to make it a beautiful place to enjoy the peace Penn made there over 300 years ago.
 
Location. 39° 58.009′ N, 75° 7.718′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on North Beach Street. Touch for map. The marker is at the base of the William Penn statue. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Fairmanís Mansion (here, next to this marker); "Associators" (here, next to this marker);
Penn Treaty Park: A Place of Peace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
2. Penn Treaty Park: A Place of Peace Marker
The Great Treaty (here, next to this marker); The Penn Society Obelisk (here, next to this marker); The Great Elm (a few steps from this marker); Penn Treaty Park (within shouting distance of this marker); America's First Lager (approx. 0.7 miles away); VFW Post 389 Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansSettlements & Settlers
 
William Penn Statue image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
3. William Penn Statue
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 154 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 19, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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