A Small Country RetreatJohn Penn, the grandson of Pennsylvania founder William Penn, was 23 when he arrived in Philadelphia in late 1783 to manage the family property. He purchased 15 acres on the high west bank of the Schuykill River - well outside the city - because of a turbulent political atmosphere which included distrust of the Penn family. It was here in 1774, that he began construction of The Solitude, his small county retreat.
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|Date Added||Friday, August 4th, 2017 at 7:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18S E 483323 N 4424723|
|Decimal Degrees||39.97250000, -75.19528333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 39° 58.35', W 75° 11.717'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||39° 58' 21" N, 75° 11' 43.02" W|
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|Area Code(s)||215, 267, 610|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 1046-1150 US-13, Philadelphia PA 19104, US|
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