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Morrisville, Pennsylvania Historical Markers

 
Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft Marker image, Touch for more information
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft Marker
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Colonial Philadelphia Watercraft

Water craft were the major means of communications within the colony and it is probable that Governor [William] Penn traveled the 20 miles or so which separated him from his capital city largely with the tides. The Port of Philadelphia was the . . . — Map (db m82169) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Colonial Shipbuilder's Tools

Shipbuilder's tools in the 16th and 17th Century were primitive but generally efficient. Shipbuilding was big business with an estimated 300 sailing ships built at the Port of Philadelphia between 1670 and 1710. — Map (db m82171) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Lenni-Lenape (Delaware) Indians

The Delaware Indians were Algonquins. Their name, Lenni-Lenape meant "real men" or "native men". They loved the rich land along the river and the men hunted the forests, the women tilled the fertile soil and the children played along the banks . . . — Map (db m82173) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — 252 — Lincoln Highway Delaware River State Line
. . . — Map (db m28396) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Old Millstone 1773

From the mill, Morrisville's first industry. Erected near this site by Adam Hoops. Later owned by Robert Morris and George Clymer, signers of the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of our country.

Erected on the 150th . . . — Map (db m82126) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Pennsbury

William Penn's country home, built in 1683-1700. — Map (db m82120) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Pennsylvania
Founded 1681 by William Penn as a Quaker Commonwealth. Birthplace of The Declaration of Independence and The Constitution of the United States. — Map (db m28401) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Robert Morris 1734 - 1806 Patriot - Businessman - Founding Father

Known as the "Financier of the American Revolution," Robert Morris was regarded by many as second in importance to General George Washington in winning the War for Independence. He gave Washington the decisive support needed to win battles from . . . — Map (db m82122) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Summerseat
Washington's headquarters Dec. 8-14, 1776. Built in 1773 by Thomas Barkley; restored in 1931. Owners included Robert Morris and George Clymer. Located at Legion and Clymer Aves. — Map (db m86008) HM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — Summerseat
Headquarters of General Washington December 8-14 1776, owned by Robert Morris 1791-1798, owned by George Clymer 1798-1805, he died in residence 1813. Both Robert Morris and George Clymer signed the Declaration of Independence and the Constitution of . . . — Map (db m86009) HM WM
Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — William Best

Accompanying William Penn on his arrival in America aboard "The Welcome" at New Castle, Delaware in October of 1682 was William Best, a shipbuilder. Best built his first ship for the Governor at "Penny-Pot Free Landing", at the foot of Vine . . . — Map (db m82168) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — William Penn

To celebrate the 300th birthday of Pennsylvania Founded by William Penn Presented to the Citizens of the Commonwealth through the generosity of the Grundy Foundation

October 1982 — Map (db m82175) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — William Penn and His Indian Neighbors

[William] Penn was fond of his Indian neighbors and they returned the compliment. He treated them as equals and they were as welcome in the rich halls of Pennsbury as any of his other guests. The Lenape were constantly amazed by the Governor's . . . — Map (db m82172) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — William Penn, Shipbuilder

William Penn was a shipbuilder in partnership with a Bartholemew Penrose...in Philadelphia. Here we show the Governor, his wife, Hannah, and his small son, John who was born in Philadelphia, returning to Pennsbury in the graceful barge which . . . — Map (db m82170) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — William Penn's Personal Sailing Barge

The barge was typical of luxurious 17th century rivercraft. It would have been equally at home in the Seine, the Thames or the Delaware Rivers.

Length Overall: 27.6 Length Waterline: 25.3 Beam: 5.0 Draft Loaded: 1.3 ½ . . . — Map (db m82174) HM

Pennsylvania (Bucks County), Morrisville — 1 — World War I Memorial
Dedicated and erected by Willet C. Sanford Post No. 433 in memory of J. Lewis Howell Willet C. Sanford Edward B. Watson Leonard F. Coulton Harvey I. Ely William H. Duke Jr William McClain J. Knowles Hogeland . . . — Map (db m88663) WM

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