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Ridley Park in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Morton

 
 
John Morton Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
1. John Morton Marker
Inscription. Site of the birthplace of John Morton (1724-1777) signer of the Declaration of Independence. As delegate to the Continental Congress, his ballot, with that of Franklin and James Wilson, committed Pennsylvania to the cause of independence by one vote.
 
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 39° 53.048′ N, 75° 19.107′ W. Marker is in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on E. Ridley Ave., on the right. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 E. Ridley Ave., Ridley Park PA 19078, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morton Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Governor Printz Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tinicum Township (approx. 1.8 miles away); Tinicum (approx. 1.8 miles away); New Sweden (approx. 1.8 miles away); Johan Printz (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Leiper Railway (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Gravesite
Current dwelling across the street from the marker. Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
2. Current dwelling across the street from the marker.
of John Morton in Chester, PA
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of John Morton. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. John Morton at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. John Morton - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & Patriotism
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 866 times since then and 67 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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