Historic Pottstown Walking TourIn November of 1751, John Potts, iron master and merchant, entered into an indenture to purchase two tracts of land from Samuel McCall, Jr. and his wife Anne. This land, situated at the confluence of the Manatawny Creek and the Schuylkill River, comprised one thousand acres and had been part of a tract of 14,000 acres once known as McCall's Manor. Potts took full property rights on September 8, 1752, when he finished paying ?3000 for the property. He named the place Pottsgrove and construction was soon begun on the Georgian mansion. When the house was completed in late 1753, it reflected the eminence the Potts family had attained by the mid-18th century.
|Placed By||Pottstown 250th Anniversary Committee|
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|Date Added||Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:13pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 443895 N 4455521|
|Decimal Degrees||40.24826667, -75.65966667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 14.896', W 75° 39.58'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 14' 53.76" N, 75° 39' 34.80" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||484, 610|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 200-208 W King St, Pottstown PA 19464, US|
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