Newtown Heritage Walk No. 14On March 4, 1681, Charles II granted William Penn a vast tract of land in the New World as payment for the debt the King owed Penn's father. The tract awarded to Penn included all of the land west of New Jersey, north of Maryland and south of New York. On July 15, 1682, Penn purchased the same land from the Native Americans. William Penn's Surveyor General, Thomas Holme, arrived in 1682, surveyed the land and produced one of the first maps of Pennsylvania and Newtown in 1687.
|Placed By||The Newtown Historical Association and Newtown Rotary Club|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Saturday, September 6th, 2014 at 3:07pm PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 505284 N 4453553|
|Decimal Degrees||40.23240000, -74.93788333|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 13.944', W 74° 56.273'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 13' 56.64" N, 74° 56' 16.38" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Area Code(s)||215, 267|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 179-199 N Sycamore St, Newtown PA 18940, US|
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