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

Thomas Holme (1624-1695)

Thomas Holme Marker image. Click for full size.
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1. Thomas Holme Marker
Thomas Holme
Appointed by William Penn in 1682 as Surveyor General of Pennsylvania. A member of its first Assembly, 1682, and its Provincial Council, 1683-86. Under Penn's direction, Holme laid out the original portion of Philadelphia. He drafted the first map of this city, 1683, and a map of the settled parts of Pennsylvania, 1687. Here on his estate he was buried~~as were members of the Crispin family, relatives of Penn.
Erected 1995 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 3.399′ N, 75° 1.277′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Holme Avenue and Longford Street, on the right when traveling west on Holme Avenue. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19136, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Greenbelt Knoll (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pennypack Creek Bridge (approx. 0.9 miles away); Pennepack Baptist Church (approx. 2.3 miles away); a different marker also named Pennepack Baptist Church
Thomas Holme (1624 - 1695) Marker image. Click for full size.
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2. Thomas Holme (1624 - 1695) Marker
(approx. 2.3 miles away); Benjamin Rush (approx. 2.4 miles away); Burholme Memorial for Peace (approx. 2.9 miles away); Knowlton (approx. 3 miles away); Andalusia (approx. 3.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
Also see . . .  Thomas Holme - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 27, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 460 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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