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Ridley Park in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Morton

 
 
John Morton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
1. John Morton Marker
Inscription.  Site of the birthplace of John Morton (1724-1777) signer of the Declaration of Independence. As delegate to the Continental Congress, his ballot, with that of Franklin and James Wilson, committed Pennsylvania to the cause of independence by one vote.
 
Erected 1967 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists.
 
Location. 39° 53.048′ N, 75° 19.107′ W. Marker is in Ridley Park, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker is on E. Ridley Ave., on the right. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 420 E Ridley Ave, Ridley Park PA 19078, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Morton Homestead (approx. 0.8 miles away); Governor Printz Park (approx. 1.7 miles away); Tinicum Township (approx. 1.8 miles
Current dwelling across the street from the marker. image. Click for full size.
By Bill Pfingsten, January 1, 2009
2. Current dwelling across the street from the marker.
away); Tinicum (approx. 1.8 miles away); New Sweden (approx. 1.8 miles away); Johan Printz (approx. 1.8 miles away); Lazaretto Quarantine Station (approx. 1.8 miles away); Leiper Railway (approx. 2.2 miles away).
 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. Gravesite of John Morton in Chester, PA
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of John Morton. (Submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. John Morton at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. John Morton - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 19, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,064 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 2, 2009, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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