Lazaretto Quarantine Station

Lazaretto Quarantine Station (HM9KX)

Location: Tinicum Township, PA 19029 Delaware County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 51.733', W 75° 17.968'

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A rare surviving example of a quarantine station, the Lazaretto was the introduction to America for many immigrants. Established in 1799 in reaction to a yellow fever epidemic, it operated until 1893 to inspect cargo and passengers for infectious diseases. Affected cargo was fumigated or destroyed and ill passengers were hospitalized and quarantined until recovery or death. The cemetery was here and original structures remain nearby.
HM NumberHM9KX
Year Placed2008
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Sunday, September 28th, 2014 at 12:45am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 474386 N 4412507
Decimal Degrees39.86221667, -75.29946667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 51.733', W 75° 17.968'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 51' 43.98" N, 75° 17' 58.08" W
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Area Code(s)610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 132-198 E 2nd St, Tinicum Township PA 19029, US
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