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

William Henry Drayton

1742   -   1779

 
 
William Henry Drayton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
1. William Henry Drayton Marker
Inscription.  Clarion call of the American Revolution in South Carolina. His eloquence awakened the sons of his native state to their danger and brought them to arms, from the mountains to the sea. President of Provincial Congress in 1775, Chief Justice of S.C. 1776, Member of Continental Congress 1778 until his death in Philadelphia in 1779, Signer of the Articles of Confederation, he is buried here in a grave unknown and unmarked.
 
Erected 1965 by S.C. Societies of Daughters of American Colonists & Daughters of Colonial Wars.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Cemeteries & Burial SitesWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Daughters of Colonial Wars, and the Daughters of the American Colonists series lists.
 
Location. 39° 57.118′ N, 75° 8.908′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from N 5th Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in the Christ Church Burial Ground on the west
William Henry Drayton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. William Henry Drayton Marker
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wall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Hopkinson (a few steps from this marker); Major William Jackson - 40th Signer of the U.S. Constitution (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles Mason (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Hewes (within shouting distance of this marker); George Ross (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthew Clarkson (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); David Salisbury Franks (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Marker in Christ Church Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Marker in Christ Church Burial Ground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 9, 2019. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 160 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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