Essington is a small community within the boundaries of Tinicum Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. What make Tinicum Township special is the fact that it was the first recorded European settlement in Pennsylvania. You can actually visit the site of the Fort Nya Gothenborg that was built by the Swedes in 1643 and served as the capital of the New Sweden colony. Two more top historic points of interest include the Printzhof manor house and the Philadelphia Lazaretto. Regarding budget accommodation, the Inn At Swarthmore (about 4 miles from Essington) is by far one of the top and nearby Essington, PA.