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Franklin Township near Lincoln University in Chester County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Thomas McKean

 
 
Thomas McKean Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Karl Stelly, December 15, 2010
1. Thomas McKean Marker
Next to the wooden fence that borders Newark Road
Inscription.  The signer of the Declaration of Independence, Chief Justice of Pennsylvania and Governor, from 1799 to 1808, was born on this farm on March 19, 1734. Also active in the politics of Delaware, he encouraged Caesar Rodney to cast the deciding vote for American Independence.
 
Erected by The Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsPatriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission, and the Signers of the Declaration of Independence series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1816.
 
Location. 39° 45.786′ N, 75° 50.936′ W. Marker is near Lincoln University, Pennsylvania, in Chester County. It is in Franklin Township. Marker is on Newark Road (Pennsylvania Route 896) 0.1 miles south of Walnut Glen Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1882 Newark Rd, Lincoln University PA 19352, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies
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. Minguannan Indian Town (approx. 4.1 miles away); Sunset Park (approx. 4.2 miles away); World War Veterans (approx. 4.3 miles away); Avon Grove Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); On the Site of This Veterans Memorial (approx. 4.3 miles away); Ann Preston, M.D. (approx. 4.4 miles away); “New Munster” (approx. 4.6 miles away in Maryland); The Wedge (approx. 4.6 miles away in Delaware).
 
Also see . . .
1. Thomas McKean - A Biographical Directory of the United States Congress. (Submitted on December 23, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. Thomas McKean - Wikipedia. (Submitted on December 23, 2010, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
3. Thomas McKean - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 

4. Thomas McKean at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 14, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Thomas McKean Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Keith S Smith, April 25, 2013
2. Thomas McKean Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 7, 2023. It was originally submitted on December 19, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,716 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on December 19, 2010, by Karl Stelly of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on June 29, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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