Village of Port Penn

Village of Port Penn (HM2LO0)

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N 39° 31.056', W 75° 34.752'

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Port Penn's name is attributed to a visit that William Penn made to the area in 1682. Dr. David Stewart founded Port Penn in the 1760s and laid out the town in a grid pattern. A protected deep water harbor and access to an active peach and grain trade made Port Penn a successful village, and a target of the British navy during the Revolution and War of 1812. Port Penn supported a Customs House, churches, school, cannery, and other businesses. The opening of the C & D Canal and expansion of the Delaware Railroad in the mid-1800s shifted transportation and commerce away from Port Penn, leaving behind a well-preserved Delaware River village.
HM NumberHM2LO0
Year Placed2019
Placed ByDelaware Public Archives
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Wednesday, October 9th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 450213 N 4374377
Decimal Degrees39.51760000, -75.57920000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 31.056', W 75° 34.752'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 31' 3.3600000000001" N, 75° 34' 45.12" W
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