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Trooper in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rittenhouse Farm

 
 
Rittenhouse Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
1. Rittenhouse Farm Marker
Inscription. David Rittenhouse, colonial scientist, astronomer, and instrument maker, lived on a nearby farm, where he built a telescope, said to be first made in America, and observed the transit of Venus in 1769.
 
Erected 1947 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 8.515′ N, 75° 23.347′ W. Marker is in Trooper, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Main Street/Ridge Pike (Old U.S. 422) 0.1 miles east of Trooper Road (Pennsylvania Route 363), on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2551 W. Main Street, Norristown PA 19403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. West Norriton Township World War Memorial (approx. 1.4 miles away); a different marker also named Rittenhouse Farm (approx. 1.5 miles away); Rittenhouse Observatory (approx. 1.5 miles away); Selma (approx. 2 miles away); Gen. Andrew Porter (approx. 2 miles away); Hancock the Superb (approx. 2 miles away); Hartranft Monument (approx. 2.1 miles away); Soldiers of Washington's Army (approx. 2.8 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. David Rittenhouse (1732-1796). (Submitted on August 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
Rittenhouse Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 2, 2009
2. Rittenhouse Farm Marker
Looking east along Main Street/Ridge Pike.

2. David Rittenhouse at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 684 times since then and 21 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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