“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Pennsylvania Bible Society

Pennsylvania Bible Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Pennsylvania Bible Society Marker
Inscription. America's first Bible society, founded in 1808 by Robt. Ralston, Bishop Wm. White, and Dr. Benj. Rush. In 1812 PBS was first in the U.S. to print Bibles using stereotyped plates which made them affordable and advanced literacy. Bible House has been its center of distribution since 1854.
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 56.879′ N, 75° 9.169′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and 7th Street on Walnut Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Freedom is a Light (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ayer Building (about 400 feet away); Tom Foglietta (about 400 feet away); Sorrow and Joy (about 400 feet away); Linked in Memory (about 400 feet away); Congregation of the Dead (about 400 feet away); Penn's Plan (about 400 feet away); The Capital City (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 179 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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