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Ottsville in Bucks 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 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 28.715′ N, 75° 9.945′ W. Marker is in Ottsville, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is on Easton Road (PA 611). Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ottsville PA 18942, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Edward Marshall-Walker (a few steps from this marker); Hiram Williams Pursell (approx. 2.6 miles away); Stover-Meyers Mill (approx. 3.7 miles away); Gallows Hill (approx. 4.7 miles away); Treasure Island Reservation (approx. 5.1 miles away); Golden Pheasant Inn (approx. 5.1 miles away); John J. Stover House (approx. 5.5 miles away); Delaware Canal (approx. 5.9 miles away).
 
Categories. Colonial EraNative AmericansPoliticsSettlements & Settlers
 
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 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 119 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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