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

Thomas Wharton, Jr.

 
 
Thomas Wharton, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
1. Thomas Wharton, Jr. Marker
Inscription.  
In memoriam
Thomas Wharton, Jr.
First President of the Supreme Executive
Council of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
and Captain General and Commander-in-Chief in and over the same
on March 5, 1777

Died in Office, greatly lamented May 23, 1778.

At the request of the vestry , his remains were buried within
this church east of this tablet erected by the present vestry
July 4th, 1887

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Cemeteries & Burial Sites. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1924.
 
Location. 40° 2.256′ N, 76° 18.199′ W. Marker is in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, in Lancaster County. Marker is on S. Duke Street north of E. Mifflin Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in front of the Holy Trinity Lutheran Church. 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. Thomas Mifflin, Esq. (here, next to this marker); The Evangelic Lutheran Church of the Holy Trinity (a few steps from this marker); Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (a few steps from this marker); Charles Demuth
Thomas Wharton, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
2. Thomas Wharton, Jr. Marker
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(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lancaster County (about 400 feet away); Thaddeus S. Henry (about 500 feet away); Henry E. Muhlenberg (about 600 feet away); Montgomery House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lancaster.
 
Marker in Lancaster image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
3. Marker in Lancaster
The Thomas Wharton, Jr. marker is seen here under the window.
Thomas Wharton, Jr. Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
4. Thomas Wharton, Jr. Marker
Holy Trinity Lutheran Church image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, April 12, 2012
5. Holy Trinity Lutheran Church
The marker is on the east side of this church, which is recorded on the Historic American Buildings Survey.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 455 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 20, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.

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May. 20, 2022