Fairman's Mansion

Fairman's Mansion (HM1KLB)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19125 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 58.009', W 75° 7.719'

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Penn Treaty Park

The natural beauty of the land along the Delaware River attracted William Penn to build his "Greene Countrie Towne" there. It also drew many influential people to settle there. In 1702 Thomas Fairman, Deputy Surveyor General to the Proprietor built a home very close to the spot where the Great Treaty is said to have taken place. The mansion he built was of generous size and elegance for the period. The house was occupied by a number of Pennsylvania governmental officials including William Penn, Governors John Evans and Anthony Palmer. At one point, Penn desired to make Fairman's mansion his home in order to enjoy both the sights of the city and the peace of the country. Unable to accomplish this Penn continued occupancy of Pennsbury, his estate on the Delaware River. Fairman's mansion was condemned and taken down in 1824-1825.
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Date Added Wednesday, May 20th, 2015 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 489013 N 4424082
Decimal Degrees39.96681667, -75.12865000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.009', W 75° 7.719'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 0.54" N, 75° 7' 43.14" W
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Area Code(s)215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2001 Beach St, Philadelphia PA 19125, US
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