Downtown in Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Born in Boston, 17 January, 1706.
Died in Philadelphia, 17 April, 1790.
Right Side of Monument:
Treaty of Peace and Independence
3 September, 1783
Rear of Monument:
Eripuit Colo Tulmen Sceptrumque Tyrannis.
Left Side of Monument:
Declaration of American Independence
4 July, 1776
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Peace • War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series list. A significant historical date for this entry is January 17, 1706.
Location. 42° 21.477′ N, 71° 3.577′ W. Marker is in Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. It is in Downtown. Marker is on School Street, on the left when traveling east. Marker is located along the Freedom Trail. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Boston MA 02108, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boston Public Latin School (a few steps from this marker); Electric Fire Alarm System, 1852 (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Boston Public Latin School Latin School (a few steps from this marker); School Street Political Life (a few steps from this marker); The Democratic Donkey and the Republican Elephant (a few steps from this marker); Josiah Quincy (within shouting distance of this marker); The Ice King, the Castle Captain, and the She-Merchant (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Boston.
More about this marker. Each side of the monument contains a bas relief plaque depicting a stage of Franklin's life.
Also see . . . A Quick Biography of Benjamin Franklin. UShistory.org website. (Submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 30, 2023. It was originally submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,646 times since then and 119 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on May 1, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 11. submitted on November 26, 2011, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.