Audubon in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Originally built in 1762, the mansion later became the first home in America of the noted artist, naturalist and author, John James Audubon (1785-1851). Here, he began his studies of American birds and wildlife, which he portrayed so vividly in his numerous realistic paintings. The site is now owned and operated by the County of Montgomery.
The First Home in America
John James Audubon
Purchased in 1951
Montgomery County Commissioners
has been designated a
National Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
Erected 1970 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 7.404′ N, 75° 26.221′ W. Marker is in Audubon, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Pawlings Road (Pennsylvania Route 4004) and Audubon Road (Pennsylvania Route 4041), on the right when traveling west on Pawlings Road. Click for map. Marker
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Ira Allen (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Soldiers of Washington's Army (about 600 feet away); Timothy Matlack (approx. 0.2 miles away); Loyal Patriots of Valley Forge (approx. 1.3 miles away); National Patriots Bell Tower (approx. 1.3 miles away); Waterman's Monument (approx. 1.3 miles away); Patriots of African Descent (approx. 1.3 miles away); 1st and 2nd Rhode Island Regiments (approx. 1.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Audubon.
Also see . . .
1. Mill Grove. Includes link to the National Audubon Society site. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. John James Audubon. (Submitted on October 26, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Mill Grove - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
4. John James Audubon at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • Animals • Arts, Letters, Music • Colonial Era • Environment • Notable Buildings • Notable Persons • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 761 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.