Morton Homestead

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Morton Homestead
Morton Homestead, November 2009
Morton Homestead is located in Pennsylvania
Morton Homestead
Morton Homestead is located in the US
Morton Homestead
Location Prospect Park, Pennsylvania
Coordinates 39°52′37″N 75°18′21″W / 39.87694°N 75.30583°W / 39.87694; -75.30583Coordinates: 39°52′37″N 75°18′21″W / 39.87694°N 75.30583°W / 39.87694; -75.30583
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1654
NRHP Reference # 70000546[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP December 2, 1970
Designated PHMC September 09, 1966[2]

Morton Homestead is a historic homestead that is part of Morton Homestead State Park at 100 Lincoln Avenue in Prospect Park, Delaware County, Pennsylvania.

The homestead was founded in 1654 by Morton Mortenson, a Finnish immigrant, when the area was part of the New Sweden colony. Mortenson's great-grandson, John Morton, signed the Declaration of Independence in 1776. Parts of the current house date back to the 1698 with a large addition constructed in the 18th century.[3]

The site was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1970.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "PHMC Historical Markers". Historical Marker Database. Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission. Retrieved December 20, 2013. 
  3. ^ "National Historic Landmarks & National Register of Historic Places in Pennsylvania" (Searchable database). CRGIS: Cultural Resources Geographic Information System.  Note: This includes Harty A. Overholtzer, Jr. (June 1970). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory Nomination Form: Morton Homestead" (PDF). Retrieved 2012-01-06. 

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