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

Walking Purchase

 
 
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By Don Morfe, July 20, 2015
1. Walking Purchase Marker
Inscription. Measured 1737, according to a supposed Indian deed of 1686, granting lands extending a day-and-a-half walk. Using picked men to force this measure to its limit, Thomas Penn reversed his father's Indian policy, losing Indian friendship.
 
Erected 1948 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 43.282′ N, 75° 30.273′ W. Marker is in Kreidersville, Pennsylvania, in Northampton County. Marker is at the intersection of Indian Trail Rd. (SR 3016) and Kohls Road on Indian Trail Rd. (SR 3016). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Northampton PA 18067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Famous Indian Walk (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Walking Purchase (approx. 2.3 miles away); Troxell-Steckel House (approx. 3.1 miles away); The Schoefer Kilns (approx. 3.1 miles away); Discovery of Portland Cement (approx. 3.1 miles away); Lehigh Valley Rock Suitable for Hydraulic Cement (approx. 3.1 miles away); Coplay Made Cement: Cement Made Coplay (approx. 3.1 miles away); First Cement (approx. 3.1 miles away).
 
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Walking Purchase Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 20, 2015
2. Walking Purchase 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 137 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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