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

Colonial Herb Garden

 
 
Colonial Herb Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
1. Colonial Herb Garden Marker
Inscription.
Such plantings were common in 17th- & 18th- century America. Herbs were primarily used in cooking and for medical purposes.
 
Location. 40° 1.763′ N, 75° 11.379′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Lincoln Drive, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is accessible from the parking area for Rittenhouse Town off Lincoln Drive. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rittenhouse Homestead (here, next to this marker); David Rittenhouse (a few steps from this marker); Rittenhouse Town (within shouting distance of this marker); Rittenhousetown Historic District (within shouting distance of this marker); The Jacob Rittenhouse Home at RittenhouseTown (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Battle of Germantown (about 400 feet away); Dr. Mary Davis Ridgway (about 800 feet away); Ten Box Shelter (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Historic RittenhouseTown – A National Landmark District. (Submitted on October 6, 2013, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraHorticulture & Forestry
 
Colonial Herb Garden Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
2. Colonial Herb Garden Marker
Marker at Historic RittenhouseTown image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
3. Marker at Historic RittenhouseTown
Rittenhousetown Homestead image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, October 5, 2013
4. Rittenhousetown Homestead
The Colonial Herb Garden and marker (seen at left in photo) are located near this 16th century house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 235 times since then and 5 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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