“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
St. Petersburg in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)

Brigadier General Thaddeus Kosciuszko

1746 - 1817


—American Revolutionary War Hero
Military Engineer
Pure Son of Liberty —

Brigadier General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Marker image. Click for full size.
By Paige Spence, June 28, 2014
1. Brigadier General Thaddeus Kosciuszko Marker
Inscription. Of the many distinguished military men who came from abroad to fight for the independence of the American colonies, Kosciuszko was among the very first. In August 1776, only months after the Declaration of Independence has been signed, the thirty-year old military engineer arrived in Philadelphia from Poland. He offered his services to the Continental Congress and served continuously until the British surrender seven years later. Since that time the memory of his dedication and contribution has forged strong bonds between the people of Poland and the United States. In keeping with that long standing tie, this monument is a gift from proud Americans of Polish descent to their fellow Americans.
Erected by American Institute of Polish Culture (Miami and Pinellas County); American Council for Polish Culture; The Kosciuszko Foundation; Polish American Engineers Association; Polonia, Inc.; Frank & Janine Lennox-Ziebowicz; Monsignor Thaddeus Malanowski; Joanna Mroczka; Edward Pinkowski; Stefanski Family, Ben II, Ben III, Christina; Ernest H. Sutkowski; Wallace M. West.
Location. 27° 46.395′ N, 82° 38.24′ W. Marker is in St. Petersburg, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street North (Florida Route 687) and 2nd Avenue North on 3rd Street North. Click for map. Statue is located in Williams Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 2nd Ave N, Saint Petersburg FL 33701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. S. H. Kress and Co. Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soreno Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway Terminus (approx. 0.3 miles away); Demens Landing (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Petersburg Central Yacht Basin (approx. 0.4 miles away); St. Mary, Our Lady of Grace Church (approx. half a mile away); The World's First Scheduled Airline (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in St. Petersburg.
Categories. War, US Revolutionary
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Paige Spence of Tampa, Florida. This page has been viewed 237 times since then and 72 times this year. Last updated on . Photo   1. submitted on , by Paige Spence of Tampa, Florida. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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