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Wilmington in New Hanover County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

Thomas Godfrey

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
1. Thomas Godfrey Marker
Inscription.  
Near this spot lies
Thomas Godfrey
Born in Philadelphia Pa. 1736
Died in Wilmington N.C. 1763
Author of
The Prince of Parthia
The first drama written
by an American and
produced upon the
professional stage in
the Colonies

Erected by
The N.C. Society Colonial
Dames of America
1929

 
Erected 1929 by N.C. Society Colonial Dames of America.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicCemeteries & Burial SitesColonial Era. In addition, it is included in the The Colonial Dames of America, National Society of series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1736.
 
Location. 34° 14.128′ N, 77° 56.689′ W. Marker is in Wilmington, North Carolina, in New Hanover County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Market Street (U.S. 17) and South 4th Street. This marker is in the St. James Episcopal Church cemetery. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Wilmington NC 28401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this
St. James Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
2. St. James Cemetery
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marker. St. James Church (a few steps from this marker); Leora Hiatt McEachern (a few steps from this marker); Temple of Israel (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilmington Coup (within shouting distance of this marker); Beery’s Shipyard (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Atkinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Wilmington Light Infantry (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Courthouse (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilmington.
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas Godfrey. Famous Poets and Poems biography (Submitted on March 18, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

2. St James Parish. Parish Website (Submitted on March 18, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 

3. The Prince of Parthia - A Tragedy by Thomas Godfrey. Project Gutenberg Literary Archive Foundation copy (Submitted on March 18, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.) 
 
Thomas Godfrey image. Click for full size.
Via Famous Poets and Poems, unknown
3. Thomas Godfrey
St. James Church image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, March 11, 2010
4. St. James Church
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 28, 2021. It was originally submitted on March 18, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia. This page has been viewed 837 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 18, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.   3. submitted on February 28, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.   4. submitted on March 18, 2010, by Bernard Fisher of Richmond, Virginia.

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