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

Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

 
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Inscription. The class of 1930 at its 50th reunion honors Benjamin Franklin founder of the University of Pennsylvania which began at this site in 1749 and which in 1779 became the first university in this nation. We recognize the growth of our beloved institution from small beginning to world renown. May our fellow men note our affection for the university and our respect for its architect. May 1980
 
Location. 39° 57.137′ N, 75° 8.815′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Arch Street, on the right when traveling south on 4th Street. Click for map. Marker is on the side wall of the Holiday Inn. 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. Arch Street Friends (within shouting distance of this marker); National Funeral For President Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Friends Meeting (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arch Street Meeting House (about 300 feet away); Christ Church Burial Ground (about 400 feet away); Chronology of Benjamin Franklin (about 400 feet away); The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin (about 400 feet away); Francis Hopkinson (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Benjamin Franklin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 998 times since then and 18 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on , by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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