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

Joseph Hewes

 
 
Joseph Hewes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
1. Joseph Hewes Marker
Inscription.  
Born:   January 23, 1730
Died: November 10, 1779
Delegate to all five Provincial Congresses
Member Continental Congress   1774 - 1777 – 1779

Signer of Declaration of Independence
from North Carolina
First Executive Head of the Navy
“One of the best and most agreeable men
in the world”
Buried in Christ Church Burial Ground,
Philadelphia
Erected by National Society Daughters
of American Revolution
of North Carolina, April 1963

 
Erected 1963 by National Society Daughters of American Revolution of North Carolina.
 
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 the American Revolution, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists.
 
Location. 39° 57.111′ N, 75° 8.892′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Arch Street, on the
Joseph Hewes Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Joseph Hewes Marker
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left when traveling west. Marker is located in the Christ Church Burial Ground. 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. George Ross (here, next to this marker); Francis Hopkinson (a few steps from this marker); Matthew Clarkson (a few steps from this marker); William Henry Drayton (within shouting distance of 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); Thomas Smith (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Rush, M.D. (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
The Joseph Hewes marker is seen here next to the marker for fellow signer George Ross.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 2, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 184 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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