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The Grand Battery

 
 
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By Richard Dworkin
1. The Grand Battery Marker
Inscription. Known also as the Association Battery, this was Pennsylvania's largest early fortification. Originally built in 1748, shortly after formation of a volunteer military force called the Association, it mounted 27 guns; within a few years it held some 50 guns. Later the first Philadelphia Navy Yard was here, 1800-1875. A short distance to the north, the smaller Society Hill Battery was built in Apirl 1748; it mounted 13 guns.
 
Erected 1997 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 55.957′ N, 75° 8.613′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbus Boulevard and Washington Avenue when traveling east on Columbus Boulevard. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1143 South Columbus Blvd. (approximate), Philadelphia PA 19147, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Washington Avenue Immigration Station (within shouting distance of this marker); Catherine Hanson (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gloria Dei Church (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named "Gloria Dei" Church
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By Richard Dworkin
2. The Grand Battery Marker
(about 700 feet away); Old Swedes' Church (about 800 feet away); Shot Tower (approx. 0.2 miles away); Mount Moriah Temple Baptist Church (approx. 0.4 miles away); Robert Smith (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Colonial EraForts, CastlesWar, French and IndianWaterways & Vessels
 
The Grand Battery Marker image. Click for full size.
By Richard Dworkin
3. The Grand Battery Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Richard Dworkin of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 748 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Richard Dworkin of New York, New York. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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