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Bordentown in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Francis Hopkinson House

 
 
Francis Hopkinson House Marker image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 22, 2010
1. Francis Hopkinson House Marker
Inscription.  
Francis Hopkinson House
has been designated a
Registered National
Historic Landmark

under the provisions of the
Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935
This site possesses exceptional value
in commemorating or illustrating
the history of the United States
U. S. Department of the Interior
National Park Service
1971

 
Erected 1971 by U. S. Department of the Interior.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the National Historic Landmarks, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists.
 
Location. 40° 8.918′ N, 74° 42.813′ W. Marker is in Bordentown, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Farnsworth Avenue (County Route 545) and Park Street (County Route 662), on the right when traveling north on Farnsworth Avenue
1737 Francis Hopkinson 1791 image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 22, 2010
2. 1737 Francis Hopkinson 1791
This tablet marks the home of a famous
Revolutionary patriot, a signer
of the Declaration of Independence
and originator of the Great Seal
of New Jersey. Member of Congress,
a statesman, scientist, artist,
musician and great satirist.
Placed by Francis Hopkinson Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
June 22, 1921
. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Bordentown NJ 08505, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Home of Col. Joseph Borden 2nd (a few steps from this marker); Wright House (within shouting distance of this marker); Patience Lowell Wright (within shouting distance of this marker); First movement by steam on a railroad in New Jersey (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Thomas Paine (about 600 feet away); Thomas Paine Monument (about 700 feet away); British Raid on Crosswicks Creek (approx. 0.2 miles away); 19th Century Railroading in Bordentown (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Bordentown.
 
Also see . . .
1. Francis Hopkinson - Biographical Directory of the US Congress. (Submitted on July 23, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.)
2. Library of Congress. Historic American Buildings Survey (Submitted on July 25, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.) 

3. "Hail Columbia" - About.com. (Submitted on July 25, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
Joseph Hopkinson image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 22, 2010
3. Joseph Hopkinson
This was the home
of
Joseph Hopkinson
1770 - 1842
Scholar - Statesman - Jurist
Inspirer of the arts
Arthor of
"Hail Columbia"
Placed by Francis Hopkinson Chapter
Daughters of the American Revolution
1930
Markers image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 22, 2010
4. Markers
Francis Hopkinson House image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 22, 2010
5. Francis Hopkinson House
Francis Hopkinson House image. Click for full size.
By Deb Hartshorn, July 22, 2010
6. Francis Hopkinson House
Francis Hopkinson image. Click for full size.
Internet Archive
7. Francis Hopkinson
Francis Hopkinson from The Literary History of Philadelphia, 1906, by Ellis Paxson Oberholtzer.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 23, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 900 times since then and 18 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 23, 2010, by Deb Hartshorn of Burlington County, New Jersey.   7. submitted on December 31, 2018, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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