Quakertown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Fries Rebellion of 1799
Site of early challenge to federal government's authority. This armed resistance by Pennsylvania-German farmers to the 1798 federal house tax was suppressed by soldiers. Leader John Fries was arrested for treason, condemned to death, and pardoned by President John Adams.
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Agriculture • Government & Politics • Military • Settlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #02 John Adams, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1798.
Location. 40° 26.543′ N, 75° 21.145′ W. Marker is in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 313), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Marker is at the Red Lion Inn. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 S Main Street, Quakertown PA 18951, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 6 miles Replica of the Liberty Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Richard Moore (approx. half a mile away); War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Quakertown Borough (approx. ¾ mile away); Quakertown Alive! (approx. ¾ mile away); Mid-Atlantic Highlands (approx. ¾ mile away); VFW Post 3405 Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); VFW Post 3405 Vietnam Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quakertown.
Also see . . .
1. Fries Rebellion. (Submitted on January 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Fries Rebellion of 1799 - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. MarkerQuest - The Fries Rebellion of 1799. Further information and links pertaining to the Rebellion. (Submitted on May 16, 2019, by Laura Klotz of Northampton, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on July 14, 2021. It was originally submitted on January 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,583 times since then and 140 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.