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

Union Fire Company,

(1736-1843)

 
 
Union Fire Company, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
1. Union Fire Company, Marker
Inscription. This first truly volunteer fire company in the US served as a model for others across the nation. Members, including Ben Franklin, purchased tools stored here in Grindstone Alley, helped provide a fire bell, buckets, and an engine for the city, and developed the idea of fire insurance.
 
Erected 2011 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.004′ N, 75° 8.672′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Market St., between 2nd & 3rd (Grindstone Alley). 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. Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); The Original Eight Bells in this Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); James Wilson (about 300 feet away); Resting Place of Seven Signers of the Declaration of Independence (about 300 feet away); a different marker also named Christ Church (about 300 feet away); Jacob Broom (about 400 feet away); Pierce Butler (about 400 feet away); Andrew Hamilton (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Charity & Public Work
 
Union Fire Company, Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 16, 2015
2. Union Fire Company, Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 174 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. 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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