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East Norriton Township in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Rittenhouse Farm

 
 
Rittenhouse Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
1. Rittenhouse Farm Marker
Inscription.  David Rittenhouse, born in 1732, lived here until 1770. Here he began his distinguished scientific career; and computed and observed the transit of Venus, 1769. Spent later years in Philadelphia, where he dies in 1796.
 
Erected 1949 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraScience & Medicine. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1732.
 
Location. 40° 9.389′ N, 75° 22.106′ W. Marker is in East Norriton Township, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Germantown Pike. The marker is at the entrance to Valley Forge Medical Center Hospital. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1026 W Germantown Pike, Norristown PA 19403, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Rittenhouse Observatory (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Rittenhouse Farm (approx. 1½ miles away); West Norriton Township World War Memorial
Rittenhouse Farm Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, June 28, 2015
2. Rittenhouse Farm Marker
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(approx. 2 miles away); American Alligator (approx. 2.2 miles away); a different marker also named American Alligator (approx. 2.2 miles away); North American River Otter (approx. 2.3 miles away); Donald Kimmel (approx. 2.3 miles away); Bison (approx. 2.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  David Rittenhouse - Wikipedia. (Submitted on July 2, 2015, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 5, 2021. It was originally submitted on July 1, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 494 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Jan. 27, 2023