New Sweden

New Sweden (HM9L0)

Location: Tinicum Township, PA 19029 Delaware County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 51.659', W 75° 18.17'

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In 1643 the colony's Governor, Johan Printz, established its capital here on Tinicum Island. Earlier, in 1638, New Sweden had been founded at the site of present Wilmington. Although the colony was captured by the Dutch in 1655, many Swedish and Finnish settlers remained. This was the region's first permanent European settlement, some four decades before William Penn's 1681 founding of Pennsylvania.
HM NumberHM9L0
Year Placed1988
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Thursday, September 18th, 2014 at 11:45pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 474097 N 4412371
Decimal Degrees39.86098333, -75.30283333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 51.659', W 75° 18.17'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 51' 39.54" N, 75° 18' 10.20" W
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Area Code(s)610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 101 Taylor Ave, Tinicum Township PA 19029, US
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