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Lancaster in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg

 
 
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
1. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg Marker
Inscription.  
Sacred to the memory of
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg
who was born on the 1st day of January, 1750
and departed this life
on the 4th day of June, 1801
Aged 51 years, 5 months and 5 days
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Lutheran Pastor in Colonial America
Continental Congress 1779-80, Pennsylvania Assembly 1781-84
United States Congress 1789-1797
First Speaker – House of Representatives

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionColonial Era.
 
Location. 40° 1.741′ N, 76° 18.027′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker can be reached from S Queen Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in Woodward Hill Cemetery, near the grave of President James Buchanan. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Lancaster PA 17603, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Gotthilf Heinrich Ernst Muhlenberg, S.T.B. (here, next to this marker); James Buchanan (approx. 0.2 miles away); Sgt Joseph E Jackson (approx.
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
2. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg Marker
Marker is seen here on the right.
¼ mile away); World War I Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Lancaster's Historic Diversity (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thaddeus Stevens (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Evangelic Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity (approx. 0.6 miles away); Thomas Mifflin, Esq. (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
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Gravestone of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
3. Gravestone of Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg
Woodward Hill Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
4. Woodward Hill Cemetery
The Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg marker is located in Lancaster's Woodward Hill Cemetery.
Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, March 12, 2016
5. Frederick Augustus Muhlenberg
This 1790 portrait of Frederick Augustus Conrad Muhlenberg (1750-1801) by Joseph Wright hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

"Muhlenberg is pictured in the act of signing House Bill 65, 'An Act to regulate Trade and Inter­course with the Indian Tribes,' which he did on July 20, 1790." -- NPG
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 563 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 13, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   5. submitted on July 25, 2016, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.
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