Penn Treaty Park: A Place of Peace

Penn Treaty Park: A Place of Peace (HM1KLC)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19125 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 58.009', W 75° 7.718'

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The subject of the Great Treaty has always held a special place in the hearts and minds of Pennsylvanians, especially those in the area surrounding the legendary site. When the Great Elm blew down in 1810, the land upon which the treaty was made had no marker of the event. The Penn Society erected an obelisk to mark the spot of the tree in 1827. Later, the land was appropriated for public use as a preservation landmark. Members of the Kensington community sought to have the area dedicated as a park; the dedication ceremony has promoted proper care of the park. The park changed hands twice before becoming part of the Fairmount Park System in 1954. In 1987, the community came together once again to fulfill their dreams for the park and to make it a beautiful place to enjoy the peace Penn made there over 300 years ago.
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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 489014 N 4424082
Decimal Degrees39.96681667, -75.12863333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 58.009', W 75° 7.718'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 58' 0.54" N, 75° 7' 43.08" 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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