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Easton in Northampton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Founding of Easton and Northampton County

 
 
Founding of Easton and Northampton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
1. Founding of Easton and Northampton County Marker
Inscription. Easton and Northampton County were founded by Thomas and John Penn, sons of William Penn, in 1752. They visited the forks of the Delaware in 1735 and shortly thereafter, acquired the land from the forks north to the Blue Mountains. The name “Northampton” and “Easton” are derived from Mrs. Thomas Pennís manor home, Easton-Neston, located in Northamptonshire, England. The original boundaries of Easton were the Lehigh and Delaware Rivers, Bushkill Creek, and the crest of the hill where Sixth Street is now located.
 
Location. 40° 41.468′ N, 75° 12.558′ W. Marker is in Easton, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is on Center Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Easton PA 18042, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian Peace Treaties (here, next to this marker); Northampton Countyís First Court House (here, next to this marker); Sullivanís March (here, next to this marker); The Declaration of Independence in Easton (a few steps from this marker); The Great Square (within shouting distance of this marker); Samuel Phillippe
Founding of Easton and Northampton County Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
2. Founding of Easton and Northampton County Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Lafayette College Founding (within shouting distance of this marker); First Reformed Church (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Easton.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
The Crayola Factor is located across the street from this marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 19, 2015
3. The Crayola Factor is located across the street from this marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 117 times since then and 30 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 26, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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