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Benjamin Franklin

(1706 - 1790)

 
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Inscription. Printer, author, inventor, diplomat, philanthropist statesman, and scientist. The eighteenth century's most illustrious Pennsylvanian built a house in Franklin Court starting in 1763, and here he lived the last five years of his life.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.928′ N, 75° 8.81′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling east. 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. Fawcitt House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Court (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Franklin Court (within shouting distance of this marker); First Continental Congress (within shouting distance of this marker); Carpenters' Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Privy Pit (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony J. Drexel (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker.
Benjamin and Deborah Franklin Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2007
2. Benjamin and Deborah Franklin Tombstone
In Christ Church cemetery, Philadelphia.
Marker is between 3rd and 4th Streets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Facts About Benjamin Franklin. Interesting facts about Benjamin Franklin (Submitted on September 27, 2010, by Michael of Des Moines, Iowa.) 

2. Benjamin Franklin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Benjamin Franklin - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraEducationNotable PersonsNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismScience & Medicine
 
Benjamin Franklin Bust made out of pennies. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
3. Benjamin Franklin Bust made out of pennies.
 
 
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