List of Pennsylvania state historical markers in Delaware County

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This is a list of the Pennsylvania state historical markers in Delaware County.

This is intended to be a complete list of the official state historical markers placed in Delaware County, Pennsylvania by the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission (PHMC). The locations of the historical markers, as well as the latitude and longitude coordinates as provided by the PHMC's database, are included below when available. There are 56 historical markers located in Delaware County.[1]


Historical markers[edit]

Marker title Image Date dedicated Location Marker type Topics
Abraham L. Pennock Abraham L Pennock.jpg Thursday, October 24, 1985 At library on Maple Avenue between Wayne and Hazel, off S. State Rd. (SR 2026), Upper Darby
39°57′44″N 75°16′25″W / 39.9623°N 75.2736°W / 39.9623; -75.2736 (Abraham L. Pennock)
Roadside African American, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Underground Railroad, Women
American Viscose Co. TransparentPlaceholder.png Saturday, October 05, 2002 Viscose Village Plaza, Marcus Hook
39°49′18″N 75°24′44″W / 39.8217°N 75.4122°W / 39.8217; -75.4122 (American Viscose Co.)
Roadside Buildings, Business & Industry, Entrepreneurs, Labor, Military, Military Post-Civil War, Women
Battle of Brandywine Battle of Brandywine.USMA.edu.history.gif Monday, May 12, 1952 US 1, at entrance to Brandywine Battlefield Park Roadside American Revolution, George Washington, Military
Battle of Brandywine PyleNationmakersPre1911.jpg Monday, May 12, 1952 US 202/322 just S of Brinton's Bridge/Dilworthtown Rd., 1.6 miles N of US 1, Chadds Ford Roadside American Revolution, George Washington, Military
Battle of Brandywine Battle of Brandywine.USMA.edu.history.gif Monday, May 12, 1952 U.S. 1, at entrance to Brandywine Battlefield Park
39°49′22″N 75°35′18″W / 39.8227°N 75.5884°W / 39.8227; -75.5884 (Battle of Brandywine)
Roadside American Revolution, Military
Benjamin West BenjaminWestNGA.gif Wednesday, March 03, 1948 Pa. 320 in Swarthmore (Missing) Roadside Artists
Caleb Pusey ACalebPuseyHouse.JPG Friday, June 09, 1967 Race St. at City Rd., Upland
39°51′06″N 75°33′05″W / 39.8516°N 75.55145°W / 39.8516; -75.55145 (Caleb Pusey)
City Professions & Vocations, Religion, William Penn
Casimir Pulaski Kazimierz Pułaski.PNG Saturday, September 13, 1975 U.S. 1 E of Chadds Ford near entrance to Brandywine Battlefield State Park
39°52′25″N 75°34′19″W / 39.8735°N 75.572°W / 39.8735; -75.572 (Casimir Pulaski)
Roadside American Revolution, Ethnic & Immigration, George Washington, Military
Chester Commodore Barry Bridge From Ferry Rd.jpg Monday, October 13, 1947 U.S. 322 at NW end of city Roadside Cities & Towns, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 17th Century, William Penn
Colonial Courthouse 1724 Chester Courhouse.JPG Friday, May 14, 1954 Ave. of the States near 5th St., Chester
39°50′53″N 75°21′36″W / 39.848°N 75.3599°W / 39.848; -75.3599 (Colonial Courthouse)
City Buildings, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century
Colonial Gristmill NewlinMills3.JPG Tuesday, May 05, 1959 U.S. 1, 1 mile E of Concordville
39°53′28″N 75°30′20″W / 39.8911°N 75.5056°W / 39.8911; -75.5056 (Colonial Gristmill)
Roadside Buildings, Business & Industry, Ethnic & Immigration, Mills, Religion
Darby Friends Burial Ground DarbyMeeting2.JPG June 1952 Landsdowne Avenue near 12th Street, Darby Roadside Religion
Delaware County Delaware County CourtHouse.jpg Sunday, October 03, 1982 Courthouse, Front St. & Veterans Sq., Media
39°55′09″N 75°23′31″W / 39.9192°N 75.392°W / 39.9192; -75.392 (Delaware County)
City Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, William Penn
Dr. George Smith CollenbrookFarm.JPG Friday, October 25, 1985 Off Marvine Ave. at Mansion Dr. on Collenbrook property, Drexel Hill
39°57′05″N 75°19′16″W / 39.9514°N 75.3211°W / 39.9514; -75.3211 (Dr. George Smith)
Roadside Education, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 19th Century, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations
Dr. Philip Jaisohn Young Philip Jaisohn.jpg Saturday, May 21, 1994 100 E. Lincoln St., Media
39°54′50″N 75°23′16″W / 39.9139°N 75.3877°W / 39.9139; -75.3877 (Dr. Philip Jaisohn)
Roadside Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 20th Century, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations
Fanny Jackson Coppin Fanny jackson coppin headshot.jpg Wednesday, February 12, 1986 Cheyney University campus, off Dilworthtown & Cheyney Rds., Cheyney
39°55′58″N 75°31′40″W / 39.9327°N 75.5277°W / 39.9327; -75.5277 (Fanny M. Jackson Coppin)
City African American, Education, Professions & Vocations, Religion, Women, Writers
Finland Flag of Finland.svg Saturday, May 21, 1955 Concord Ave. at monument in Chester
39°50′59″N 75°22′41″W / 39.8496°N 75.378°W / 39.8496; -75.378 (Finland)
City Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration
First Friends Meeting Chester Meeting Delco.jpg Wednesday, October 22, 1997 24th & Chestnut Sts., Chester
39°52′10″N 75°21′48″W / 39.8695°N 75.3632°W / 39.8695; -75.3632 (First Friends Meeting)
City Religion, William Penn
Glen Mills GlenMillsPAStation.JPG Tuesday, September 23, 1997 Railroad Station, Glen Mills
39°55′13″N 75°29′25″W / 39.9204°N 75.4904°W / 39.9204; -75.4904 (Glen Mills)
Roadside Business & Industry, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century, Iron, Mills, Railroads
Governor Printz Park Printz.JPG Monday, June 28, 1948 At site, 2nd St. & Taylor Ave., Essington
39°51′44″N 75°18′09″W / 39.8623°N 75.3026°W / 39.8623; -75.3026 (Governor Printz Park)
Roadside Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics 17th Century
Great Trail (The) - Minquas or Susquehanna Indians (PLAQUE) Minquas Path Rose Valley.JPG Saturday, June 05, 1926 Rose Valley Rd. (SR 3019), west side, 1/2 mile S of Moylan
39°53′55″N 75°23′15″W / 39.8985°N 75.3876°W / 39.8985; -75.3876 (Great Trail, The - Minquas or Susquehanna Indians -PLAQUE)
Plaque Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Native American, Paths & Trails
Green-Bank David Dixon Porter - Mathew Brady's National Photographic Art Gallery.jpg Saturday, May 15, 1954 2nd St. near Welsh St., Chester City Buildings, Houses & Homesteads, Military
Haverford Meeting House TransparentPlaceholder.png Tuesday, September 24, 1946 U.S. 30 bypass near Haverford (Missing) City Houses & Homesteads, Religion
Hilldale Athletic Club, The (The Darby Daisies) 1921 Hilldale Club.jpg Saturday, October 14, 2006 Cedar Ave. & MacDade Blvd., Yeadon
39°55′30″N 75°15′23″W / 39.9249°N 75.2565°W / 39.9249; -75.2565 (Hilldale Athletic Club, The "The Darby Daisies")
Roadside African American, Baseball, Sports
Ivy Mills IvyMills.JPG Tuesday, September 04, 2001 109 Ivy Mill Road at Polecat Road, Glen Mills
39°53′08″N 75°29′06″W / 39.8856°N 75.4849°W / 39.8856; -75.4849 (Ivy Mills)
Roadside Business & Industry, Government & Politics 18th Century, Mills, Religion
J. Edgar Thomson JEdgarThomson.jpg Tuesday, June 25, 1991 Junction SR 2016 (Baltimore Pike) & SR 2027 (Thomson Ave.) just NE of Swarthmore
39°54′57″N 75°20′15″W / 39.91577°N 75.33737°W / 39.91577; -75.33737 (J. Edgar Thomson)
City Professions & Vocations, Railroads, Transportation
John Chadd's House - PLAQUE JChaddsHouse.JPG September 1915 Lawn of Chadd homestead on PA 100 just N of US 1, Chadds Ford
39°52′29″N 75°35′30″W / 39.8748°N 75.5917°W / 39.8748; -75.5917 (John Chadd's House - PLAQUE)
Plaque American Revolution, Houses & Homesteads, Military
John Morton JohnMorton.jpg Friday, January 27, 1967 420 E. Ridley Ave., Ridley Park, Chester
39°53′03″N 75°19′07″W / 39.8842°N 75.3185°W / 39.8842; -75.3185 (John Morton)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 18th Century
Joshua Humphrey Pont Reading133671pu.jpg Monday, October 13, 1947 SR 1001 (Haverford Ave.) near Haverford
39°59′49″N 75°18′12″W / 39.9969°N 75.3033°W / 39.9969; -75.3033 (Joshua Humphrey)
Roadside Military, Professions & Vocations
Joshua Pusey J Pusey c1895.jpg Saturday, March 27, 1993 #11 N. Middletown Rd. (Pa. 352), Lima
39°55′25″N 75°26′36″W / 39.9236°N 75.4434°W / 39.9236; -75.4434 (Joshua Pusey)
Roadside Business & Industry, Civil War, Invention, Professions & Vocations, Religion
Lazaretto Quarantine Station Lazaretto PA.JPG Saturday, October 25, 2008 99 Wanamaker Ave., at 2nd St. intersection, Essington
39°51′44″N 75°17′59″W / 39.8622°N 75.2996°W / 39.8622; -75.2996 (Lazaretto Quarantine Station)
Roadside Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics 19th Century, Medicine & Science
Leiper Railway TomLeiperHouse.JPG Monday, February 07, 1955 SR 2008 (Bullens Ln.) E of Pa. 320, Nether Providence Twp.
39°52′35″N 75°21′27″W / 39.8763°N 75.3576°W / 39.8763; -75.3576 (Leiper Railway)
Roadside Railroads, Transportation
Lower Swedish Cabin LowerSwedishCabin.JPG Saturday, October 21, 1989 At site on Creek Rd., Clifton Heights
39°56′17″N 75°18′05″W / 39.93818°N 75.30152°W / 39.93818; -75.30152 (Lower Swedish Cabin)
City Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration
Marcus Hook TransparentPlaceholder.png Monday, October 13, 1947 U.S. 13 at Municipal Bldg., Marcus Hook
39°49′08″N 75°25′08″W / 39.819°N 75.4188°W / 39.819; -75.4188 (Marcus Hook)
Roadside Business & Industry, Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration
Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin-Luther-King-1964-leaning-on-a-lectern.jpg Saturday, January 14, 1984 Calvary Baptist Church, 1616 W. 2nd St. (Pa. 291), Chester
39°50′14″N 75°22′40″W / 39.8373°N 75.3779°W / 39.8373; -75.3779 (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
City African American, Civil Rights, Religion
Martin Luther King, Jr. Martin-Luther-King-1964-leaning-on-a-lectern.jpg Monday, July 27, 1992 Crozer-Chester Medical Center, One Medical Center Blvd., Upland
39°51′21″N 75°22′15″W / 39.8559°N 75.3709°W / 39.8559; -75.3709 (Martin Luther King, Jr.)
City African American, Civil Rights, Religion
Minquas' Path Minquas Path Rose Valley.JPG Monday, October 13, 1947 SR 3019 (Rose Valley Rd.) west side, 1/2 mile S of Moylan
39°53′55″N 75°23′15″W / 39.8985°N 75.3876°W / 39.8985; -75.3876 (Minquas' Path)
Roadside Native American, Paths & Trails, Transportation
Morton Homestead MortonsenCabin.JPG Friday, September 09, 1966 At site, Pa. 420 at Darby Creek, Prospect Park
39°52′39″N 75°18′19″W / 39.8774°N 75.3053°W / 39.8774; -75.3053 (Morton Homestead)
Roadside Early Settlement, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 17th Century
Morton Mortonson House MortonMorton House.JPG Sunday, March 06, 1955 Winona St. & Amosland Rd., Norwood (Missing) Roadside Buildings, Houses & Homesteads
New Sweden Flag of Sweden.svg Saturday, April 09, 1988 Governor Printz Park, 2nd St. & Taylor Ave., Essington
39°51′40″N 75°18′10″W / 39.861°N 75.3027°W / 39.861; -75.3027 (New Sweden)
Roadside Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Exploration
Old Haverford Friends' Meeting 1683 Haverford Friends.jpg Friday, October 24, 1975 SR 1005 (E. Eagle Rd.) at St. Denis Ave., Havertown
39°59′28″N 75°18′17″W / 39.991°N 75.3048°W / 39.991; -75.3048 (Old Haverford Friends' Meeting)
Roadside Religion, William Penn
Old Swedish Burial Ground Old Swedish Burial Ground Chester Delco.jpg Saturday, May 15, 1954 3rd St., E of Ave. of the States
39°50′50″N 75°21′30″W / 39.8472°N 75.3584°W / 39.8472; -75.3584 (Old Swedish Burial Ground)
City Ethnic & Immigration, Religion
Penn Landing Penn Landing Stone 2.JPG Monday, October 13, 1947 SE corner, 2nd (Pa. 291) & Penn Sts., Chester
39°50′39″N 75°21′41″W / 39.84413°N 75.36143°W / 39.84413; -75.36143 (Penn Landing)
Roadside Early Settlement, Exploration, Government & Politics, Government & Politics 17th Century, William Penn
Pennsylvania Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Thursday, May 12, 1949 U.S. 202 at state line
39°50′21″N 75°32′21″W / 39.8392°N 75.5393°W / 39.8392; -75.5393 (Pennsylvania)
Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 17th Century, William Penn
Pennsylvania Flag of Pennsylvania.svg Thursday, May 12, 1949 U.S. 13 by-pass, approx. 100 feet from state line Roadside Government & Politics, Government & Politics 17th Century, William Penn
Radnor Meeting House RadnorFriendsMeetinghouse.jpg Monday, October 13, 1947 Junction Pa. 320 & SR SR 1019 (Conestoga Rd.), Ithan, S of St. Davids
40°01′49″N 75°21′50″W / 40.0303°N 75.364°W / 40.0303; -75.364 (Radnor Meeting House)
Roadside American Revolution, Early Settlement, Houses & Homesteads, Military, Religion
Rochambeau Route (Narragansett Bay to Yorktown) Yorktown 1931 Issue-2c.jpg Monday, October 18, 1954 U.S. 13 (Morton Ave.) near Melrose Ave., E end of Chester
39°51′31″N 75°21′09″W / 39.8585°N 75.3525°W / 39.8585; -75.3525 (Rochambeau Route (Narragansett Bay to Yorktown))
Roadside American Revolution, Military, Roads, Transportation
Sellers Hall Sellers Hall Delco.jpg Friday, October 25, 1985 N. side Walnut St. between Copley and Glendale Rds., Upper Darby
39°57′25″N 75°15′41″W / 39.9569°N 75.2615°W / 39.9569; -75.2615 (Sellers Hall)
Roadside Buildings, Early Settlement, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations
Springfield Friends Meeting Springfield Friends Delco.jpg Thursday, October 25, 1951 SR 2009 (Old Sproul & W. Springfield Rds.), Springfield
39°56′32″N 75°20′50″W / 39.9423°N 75.3471°W / 39.9423; -75.3471 (Springfield Friends Meeting)
Roadside Artists, Buildings, Education, Religion
St. David's Church St David's Church Interior 1907.JPG Monday, October 13, 1947 SR 1046 (St. David's Rd.) at SR 1017 (Church Rd.) 2 miles SW of Wayne
40°01′21″N 75°23′58″W / 40.0226°N 75.3994°W / 40.0226; -75.3994 (St. David's Church)
Roadside American Revolution, Ethnic & Immigration, Military, Religion
Sun Shipbuilding and Dry Dock Company Our Yard May 1947 cover.jpg Saturday, October 06, 2007 intersection of Industrial Hwy. (Rt. 291) & Harrahs Blvd., Chester Roadside Business & Industry, Labor, Military, Military Post-Civil War, Oil & Gas, Steel
Thomas Garrett Thomas Garrett ambrotype c1850-crop.jpg Sunday, October 25, 1981 Garrett Rd. & Maple Ave., Drexel Hill
39°56′46″N 75°17′37″W / 39.9461°N 75.2935°W / 39.9461; -75.2935 (Thomas Garrett)
Roadside African American, Religion, Underground Railroad
Thomas Massey House MasseyHouse.JPG Friday, May 09, 1986 467 Lawrence Rd. (SR 1020), .5 mile NE of Pa. 320, Broomall
39°57′57″N 75°21′06″W / 39.9658°N 75.3518°W / 39.9658; -75.3518 (Thomas Massey House)
Roadside Buildings, Houses & Homesteads
Tinicum TinicumNWR.jpg Monday, October 13, 1947 Pa. 291 eastbound, just NE of Essington
39°52′02″N 75°17′37″W / 39.8671°N 75.2937°W / 39.8671; -75.2937 (Tinicum)
Roadside Early Settlement, Ethnic & Immigration, Government & Politics 17th Century
Washington House Stuart-george-washington-constable-1797.jpg Saturday, May 15, 1954 Ave. of the States near 5th St., Chester
39°50′53″N 75°21′35″W / 39.8481°N 75.3596°W / 39.8481; -75.3596 (Washington House)
City American Revolution, Buildings, George Washington, Houses & Homesteads
William Penn (1644-1718) - "Essex House" - PLAQUE William Penn.png October 1932 102 Penn St., Chester Plaque Early Settlement, Houses & Homesteads, William Penn

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers Search" (Searchable database). Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission. Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Retrieved 2010-07-19. 

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