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Newark in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Peter Francisco

 
 
Peter Francisco Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2010
1. Peter Francisco Marker
Inscription.  
In honor of
Peter Francisco
The Hercules of the
American
Independence

[ Back of Monument ]
Erected by
the Portugese
American
community
June 27, 1976

 
Erected 1976 by Portugese American Community.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable PlacesWar, US Revolutionary. A significant historical month for this entry is June 1879.
 
Location. 40° 43.991′ N, 74° 9.861′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Ferry Street and Edison Place, on the right when traveling south on Ferry Street. Marker is in a triangular park, named for Peter Francisco, in the Ironbound section of Newark, just south of Penn Station. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07105, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Penn Station (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newark Covenant (approx. 0.4 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers and Patriots Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); First Settlers of Newark (approx.
Back of Peter Francisco Monument image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2010
2. Back of Peter Francisco Monument
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0.4 miles away); Elisha Boudinot and General Lafayette (approx. 0.4 miles away); First School Safety Patrol in America (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Old First” (approx. 0.4 miles away); This Liberty Pole (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
 
Also see . . .  Peter Francisco. American Battlefield Trust website entry (Submitted on January 12, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Newark Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2010
3. Newark Marker
Known as the "Giant of the Revolution", Peter Francisco fought in many battles in northern and southern campaigns. George Washington once said that the Revolutionary War might not have succeeded without Francisco.
Marker in Peter Francisco Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2010
4. Marker in Peter Francisco Park
This monument is located in Peter Francisco Park in Newark's Ironbound Section. Penn Station can be seen in the background on the right.
Markers in Newark image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 3, 2010
5. Markers in Newark
Several markers are found in this small park. The Peter Francisco Monument can be seen in the background.
Peter Francisco image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner
6. Peter Francisco
US Postal Service Bicentennial Series First Class postage stamp
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,054 times since then and 53 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on July 3, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   6. submitted on January 12, 2022, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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May. 28, 2022