Marshall Square Park

Marshall Square Park (HMRK5)

Location: West Chester, PA 19380 Chester County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 57.883', W 75° 36.276'

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West Chester's first public square, dedicated in 1848. Recognized in the late 19th century for having one of the best collections of trees and shrubs with 160 distinct species. Named in honor of Humphry Marshall (1722 - 1801), a world-renowned botanist from Chester County and cousin of John Bartram. In 1764, Marshall constructed a conservatory on his farm for the culture of rare plants. His definitive book on native American trees and shrubs, Arbustrum Americanum is recognized as the first treatise written by an American on American plants. His home still stands in the village of Marshallton.
HM NumberHMRK5
Placed ByBorough of West Chester
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Date Added Wednesday, September 24th, 2014 at 11:32pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 448364 N 4424016
Decimal Degrees39.96471667, -75.60460000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.883', W 75° 36.276'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 52.98" N, 75° 36' 16.56" W
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Area Code(s)484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200 E Biddle St, West Chester PA 19380, US
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