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Benjamin Franklin

(1706 - 1790)

 
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Inscription.  Printer, author, inventor, diplomat, philanthropist statesman, and scientist. The eighteenth century's most illustrious Pennsylvanian built a house in Franklin Court starting in 1763, and here he lived the last five years of his life.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraEducationPatriots & PatriotismScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers. In addition, it is included in the Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1763.
 
Location. 39° 56.928′ N, 75° 8.81′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. It is in Old City. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 316 Chestnut St, 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. Franklin Court Market Street Houses (here, next to this marker); Franklin Court & Museum
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(here, next to this marker); Carpenters' Hall (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Benezet (within shouting distance of this marker); Fawcitt House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); What Was Lost? (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Court (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. Marker is between 3rd and 4th Streets.
 
Also see . . .
1. Facts About Benjamin Franklin. Interesting facts about Benjamin Franklin (Submitted on September 27, 2010, by Michael of Des Moines, Iowa.) 

2. Benjamin Franklin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Benjamin Franklin - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Benjamin and Deborah Franklin Tombstone image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2007
4. Benjamin and Deborah Franklin Tombstone
In Christ Church cemetery, Philadelphia.
Benjamin Franklin Bust made out of pennies. image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
5. Benjamin Franklin Bust made out of pennies.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 2, 2023. It was originally submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,460 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.   4. submitted on October 11, 2011, by Sandra Hughes Tidwell of Killen, Alabama, USA.   5. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.

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