List of Pennsylvania state historical markers in Delaware County

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Location of Delaware County in Pennsylvania

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
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.
Marcus Hook, PA (bit of DE) flickr.jpg
October 5, 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
Amos Bond House 2008 Located on the 11thfairway of Paxon Hollow Country Club, 850 Paxon Hollow Rd.

Media, PA 19063

Roadside Early Settlement, Buildings, Houses - homesteads
Battle of Brandywine
Battle of Brandywine.USMA.edu.history.gif
May 12, 1952 US 1, at entrance to Brandywine Battlefield Park Roadside American Revolution, George Washington, Military
Battle of Brandywine
PyleNationmakersPre1911.jpg
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
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
March 3, 1948 Pa. 320 in Swarthmore (Missing) Roadside Artists
Caleb Pusey
ACalebPuseyHouse.JPG
June 9, 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
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
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
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
May 5, 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
October 3, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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)
Historical Marker Minquas Path Beaver Sculpture.jpg
June 5, 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
May 15, 1954 2nd St. near Welsh St., Chester City Buildings, Houses & Homesteads, Military
Haverford Meeting House TransparentPlaceholder.png 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
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
September 4, 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
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
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
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
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
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
February 7, 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
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
Marcus Hook, PA (bit of DE) flickr.jpg
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
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
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
Historical Marker Minquas Path Beaver Sculpture.jpg
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
September 9, 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
March 6, 1955 Winona St. & Amosland Rd., Norwood (Missing) Roadside Buildings, Houses & Homesteads
New Sweden
Flag of Sweden.svg
April 9, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 Early Settlement, Buildings, Medicine & Science, Professions & Vocations
Springfield Friends Meeting
Springfield Friends Delco.jpg
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
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
October 6, 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
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
May 9, 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 Early Settlement, Buildings, Homesteads
Tinicum
TinicumNWR.jpg
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
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
Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades
June 1, 2013 106 S New Middletown Rd, Media Roadside Buildings, Schools

See also[edit]

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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