Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1993 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1776.
Location. 39° 56.79′ N, 75° 8.787′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of South 3rd Street and Thomas Paine Place, on the left when traveling north on South 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Interred in this church yard are the mortal remains of General Thomas Proctor (within shouting distance of this marker); House Where Lived in 1791 Alexander Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); The Home of Juan de MirallesThe Home of John Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); Powel House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Philadelphia Society for the Preservation of Landmarks (about 300 feet away); The House of Samuel Powel (about 300 feet away); “Evangeline” (about 300 feet away); Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); Merchants' Exchange Cupola Restoration (about 400 feet away); A Backyard in the Capital City (about 400 feet away); Old St. Joseph's (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . .
1. Common Sense. “ ‘Common Sense’ was first published anonymously by Thomas Paine in January of 1776 and is regarded by many as the most important piece of writing of the American Revolution. Although dissent among the colonists was growing over the British government’s newly levied taxes and customs duties and the bloody battle at Concord, there was still talk of reconciliation among the colonists. (Submitted on June 25, 2010.)
2. Common Sense - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Thomas Paine at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio. This page has been viewed 1,168 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Powell, Ohio.