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

Rittenhouse Observatory

 
 
Rittenhouse Observatory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
1. Rittenhouse Observatory Marker
Inscription. 700 feet N.E. of this memorial stood the log cabin from which David Rittenhouse observed the transit of Venus June 3, 1769. Permission to use this site was given by Herbert T. Ballard, owner of this property.
 
Erected 1938 by The Historical Society of Montgomery Co. PA.
 
Location. 40° 9.389′ N, 75° 22.102′ W. Marker is in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on West Germantown Pike. Click for map. The marker is near the entrance to Valley Forge Medical Center Hospital. Marker is in this post office area: Norristown PA 19403, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rittenhouse Farm (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Rittenhouse Farm (approx. 1.5 miles away); West Norriton Township World War Memorial (approx. 2 miles away); Selma (approx. 2.3 miles away); Gen. Andrew Porter (approx. 2.4 miles away); Hancock the Superb (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hartranft Monument (approx. 2.7 miles away); Montgomery County Court House (approx. 3.1 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Norristown.
 
Also see . . .  David Rittenhouse - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 2, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
Rittenhouse Observatory Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
2. Rittenhouse Observatory Marker

 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 169 times since then and 9 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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