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The First Society of Unitarian Christians in Philadelphia

 
 
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By Erik Christeson, PGP NSGW, October 12, 2016
1. The First Society of Unitarian Christians in Philadelphia Marker
Inscription.  In a building of the University of Pennsylvania which stood near this spot "The First Society of Unitarian Christians in Philadelphia," being the first church in America to adopt the Unitarian name, was organized 12 June 1796, under the influence of Joseph Priestly, LL.D., F.R.S., celebrated theologian and philosopher, discoverer of oxygen and founder of modern chemistry, inflexible defender of human rights.
 
Erected 1908 by Unitarians of Philadelphia.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionEducationScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Unitarian Universalism (UUism) ⛪ series list. A significant historical date for this entry is June 12, 1796.
 
Location. 39° 57.09′ N, 75° 8.828′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on North 4th Street just south of Arch Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 45 N 4th St, 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. Mikveh Israel (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Rush, M.D.
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By Erik Christeson, PGP NSGW, October 12, 2016
2. The First Society of Unitarian Christians in Philadelphia Marker
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Joseph Hewes (about 300 feet away); George Ross (about 300 feet away); Philadelphia Conference (about 300 feet away); Matthew Clarkson (about 300 feet away); Francis Hopkinson (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. This page has been viewed 51 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 25, 2021, by James King of San Miguel, California. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.

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