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

Pennsylvania Bible Society

 
 
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By Thomas Anderson, January 25, 2019
1. Pennsylvania Bible Society Marker
Inscription.  America's first Bible society, founded in 1808 by Robt. Ralston, Bishop Wm. White, and Dr. Benj. Rush. In 1812 PBS was first in the U.S. to print Bibles using stereotyped plates which made them affordable and advanced literacy. Bible House has been its center of distribution since 1854.
 
Erected 2014 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public WorkChurches & Religion. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list.
 
Location. 39° 56.879′ N, 75° 9.169′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Walnut Street and 7th Street on Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The First Bible in English (here, next to this marker); Freedom is a Light (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Ayer Building (about 400 feet away); Tom Foglietta
Pennsylvania Bible Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Pennsylvania Bible Society Marker
(about 400 feet away); Sorrow and Joy (about 400 feet away); Linked in Memory (about 400 feet away); Congregation of the Dead (about 400 feet away); Penn's Plan (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Pennsylvania Bible House image. Click for full size.
By Thomas Anderson, January 25, 2019
3. Pennsylvania Bible House
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 31, 2019. It was originally submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 261 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on January 27, 2019, by Thomas Anderson of Haddon Township, New Jersey.   2. submitted on March 27, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland.   3. submitted on January 27, 2019, by Thomas Anderson of Haddon Township, New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
 
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Jan. 26, 2021