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Newtown Township in Delaware County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Betsy Ross

1752 - 1836

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 7, 2020
1. Betsy Ross Marker
Inscription.  
Betsy Ross is best known for making the first American flag. After losing her first husband to the American Revolution in 1776, Mrs. Ross continued to run their upholstery business, making extra income by mending uniforms and making supplies for the Continental Army. She later made flags for Pennsylvania.

This stone cottage was named in recognition of Betsy Ross' support of the American Revolution. The cottage was constructed in 1922 and served as one of the six classrooms and dormitories that housed students of Ellis Cottage.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EducationIndustry & CommerceWar, US RevolutionaryWomen.
 
Location. 39° 59.433′ N, 75° 24.587′ W. Marker is in Newtown Township, Pennsylvania, in Delaware County. Marker can be reached from Charles Ellis Lane 0.4 miles north of West Chester Pike (Pennsylvania Route 3), on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 3815 West Chester Pike, Newtown Square PA 19073, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clara Harlowe Barton (a few steps from this marker); Elizabeth Fry
Betsy Ross Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 7, 2020
2. Betsy Ross Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Louisa May Alcott (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jane Addams (about 600 feet away); Mary Lyon (about 700 feet away); Newtown Friends Meeting (approx. ¼ mile away); Pratt Springhouse (approx. 0.3 miles away); Square Inn (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newtown Township.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 58 times since then. Last updated on November 5, 2020, by Carl Gordon Moore Jr. of North East, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 8, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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