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Charles Thomson

(1729 – 1824)

 
 
Charles Thomson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
1. Charles Thomson Marker
Inscription.
First and only Secretary to the
Continental and Confederation
Congresses (1774 – 1789)

A farmer and Biblical scholar
in retirement at his estate
called Harriton in Bryn Mawr.

 
Location. 40° 0.253′ N, 75° 11.421′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Ridge Avenue, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in Laurel Hill Cemetery in the River section Circle lot. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19132, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Thomas McKean (within shouting distance of this marker); Commodore Isaac Hull (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); General Hugh Mercer (about 300 feet away); Lieutenant Joseph Bonnell (about 600 feet away); Rear Admiral John Adolphus Bernard Dahlgren (about 600 feet away); Laurel Hill Cemetery (about 700 feet away); a different marker also named Laurel Hill Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Commercial Digital Computer Birthplace (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of Charles Thomson. From ColonialHall.com. (Submitted on March 17, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Charles Thomson Monument image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
2. Charles Thomson Monument
The marker is seen here on the oblisk.
 

2. Charles Thomson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Laurel Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
3. Marker in Laurel Hill Cemetery
The Charles Thomson Monument is located on the bank of the Schuylkill River, seen in the background.
Grave Stone of Charles Thomson image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 14, 2011
4. Grave Stone of Charles Thomson
Charles Thomson's grave stone is located next to his monument.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 500 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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