John Wells

John Wells (HMIQ3)

Location: New Hope, PA 18938 Bucks County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 21.672', W 74° 58.209'

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(1684 - 1748)

Wells is the founder of Wells' Ferry, now known as New Hope. When York Road was established between Philadelphia and New York, travelers needed a dependable way to cross the Delaware River. In 1722 the Pennsylvania Provincial Assembly gave Wells the legal and exclusive right to operate a ferry to cross the river. He also received a license to operate a tavern and inn near his ferry landing. Wells operated the ferry and public house for over thirty years. His public house was a regular stagecoach stop on York Road. He is buried here at Kitchen's Hill.
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HM NumberHMIQ3
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Placed ByNew Hope Historical Society and Professional Landscape Services, Inc
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Date Added Sunday, September 7th, 2014 at 8:31am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 502534 N 4467848
Decimal Degrees40.36120000, -74.97015000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 21.672', W 74° 58.209'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 21' 40.32" N, 74° 58' 12.54" W
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Area Code(s)610, 215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 401-405 W Bridge St, New Hope PA 18938, US
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