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

Rittenhouse Farm

 
 
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By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
1. Rittenhouse Farm Marker
Inscription. David Rittenhouse, born in 1732, lived here until 1770. Here he began his distinguished scientific career; and computed and observed the transit of Venus, 1769. Spent later years in Philadelphia, where he dies in 1796.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 9.389′ N, 75° 22.106′ W. Marker is in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Germantown Pike. Click for map. The marker is at 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 Observatory (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 Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
2. Rittenhouse Farm Marker

 
Categories. Colonial EraScience & Medicine
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 152 times since then and 4 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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