Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Commodore John Barry (1745 - 1803)
First Flag Office of the United States Navy
Erected 2014 by PA Historic & Museum Commission. (Marker Number 1.)
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Military • Patriots & Patriotism. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #01 George Washington, and the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1794.
Location. 39° 56.695′ N, 75° 8.511′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of S Columbus Blvd and Dock Street, on the right when traveling north on S Columbus Blvd. Touch for mapTouch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Philadelphia Beirut Bombing Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Purple Heart Memorial (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Philadelphia Korean War Memorial at Penn's Landing (about 400 feet away); Philadelphia Vietnam Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Cruiser Olympia - Submarine Becuna (about 500 feet away); The Liberation of Jane Johnson (about 600 feet away); Exiles for Conscience Sake (about 600 feet away); Glomar Explorer (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . .
1. John Barry - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 9, 2014, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
2. John Barry, Naval History and Heritage Command. (Submitted on August 8, 2019.)
Credits. This page was last revised on August 20, 2019. It was originally submitted on September 8, 2014, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 479 times since then and 25 times this year. Last updated on September 13, 2014, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. Photos: 1. submitted on September 8, 2014, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. 2. submitted on August 8, 2019. 3. submitted on September 13, 2014, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.