Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected by Post 2, Department of Pennsylvania, Grand Army of the Republic.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Patriots & Patriotism • War, US Civil. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #16 Abraham Lincoln, and the Lincoln 1861 Inaugural Train Stops series lists. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1916.
Location. 39° 56.943′ N, 75° 8.998′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is on the pavement near the statue of George Washington near Independence Hall. 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. John F. Kennedy (here, next to this marker); Independence Hall (a few steps from this marker); Memorial to the Soldiers and Patriots of the Revolution (a few steps from this marker); West Wing - Independence Hall (within Independence Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); In This Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Preserving America's Treasures (within shouting distance of this marker); Declaration Chamber (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Regarding Abraham Lincoln. This flag raising was performed on Abraham Lincoln's Inaugural Journey by train to Washington to be sworn in as President.
Also see . . . Lincoln's Speech:. given at the Flag Raising befor Independence Hall on February 22, 1861. (Submitted on April 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.)
1. Flag Raising on Birthday of George Washington
Provided by Robert L. Giannini, III, Museum Curator of Independence National Historical Park in Philadelphia. The following is from the Diary of Jacob Elfreth (v.35, p. 146—MSS Harverford) dated Feb. 22, 1861 “The Birthday of the Illustrious George Washington —
— Submitted July 18, 2008, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 3,031 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 2. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 3. submitted on July 17, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 4. submitted on April 30, 2009, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.