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U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace

 
 
U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
1. U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace Marker
Inscription.  Born at this site on September 15, 1778, educated in Philadelphia, Somers led the Battle of Tripoli and sacrificed his life on September 4, 1804. He is memorialized by both a monument at the U.S. Naval Academy and a U.S. Navy ship commissioned in his name. He was the son of Col. Richard Somers and Sophia Stillwell who occupied the homestead and tavern at this location. Col. Somers was a patriot and privateer during the Revolutionary War. He inherited the homestead from his father, Richard, builder of the Somers Mansion
 
Erected by Primo Pizza and the City of Somers Point.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical date for this entry is September 15, 1778.
 
Location. 39° 19.042′ N, 74° 35.609′ W. Marker is in Somers Point, New Jersey, in Atlantic County. Marker is on Shore Road. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 599 Shore Road, Somers Point NJ 08244, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Submarine Veterans Memorial (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Burial Ground of Col. Richard Somers (approx. 0.2 miles
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away); Bass Harbor (approx. ¼ mile away); Somers Point Bapist Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richard Somers Memorial Building (approx. 0.3 miles away); Somers Point City Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Somers Point World War I Monument (approx. 0.4 miles away); Somers Point World War II Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Somers Point.
 
U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
2. U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace
U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
3. U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace
Inscription on the plaque: Birthplace of Capt. Richard Somers born September 15, 1776, died in Tripoli Harbor September 4, 1804. Erected by the Capt. Richard Somers Chapter Children of the American Revolution.
U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace-Side view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
4. U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace-Side view
U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace-Front view image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, January 19, 2016
5. U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers’ Birthplace-Front view
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on January 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on January 29, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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