William Penn's First Walking Purchase

William Penn's First Walking Purchase (HM8OD)

Location: Washington Crossing, PA 18977 Bucks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 18.693', W 74° 54.349'

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This site, Towissinck or Jericho Creek, was the northern boundary of Penn's 1st purchase of Native American land on July 15, 1682. The land purchase was measured by the distance a man could walk in a day and a half, starting from the mouth of the Neshaminy Creek. It is believed Penn walked the distance himself, covering what is now Bristol, Falls, Middletown, Newtown, Lower and part of Upper Makefield Twps.
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HM NumberHM8OD
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Year Placed2001
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Monday, October 27th, 2014 at 2:33pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 508002 N 4462341
Decimal Degrees40.31155000, -74.90581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 18.693', W 74° 54.349'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 18' 41.58" N, 74° 54' 20.94" W
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Area Code(s)215
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1300 River Rd, Washington Crossing PA 18977, US
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