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

Refuge in the country

 
 
Refuge in the country Marker Text image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
1. Refuge in the country Marker Text
Inscription.

In November of 1793, Washington, his staff and cabinet, along with many other Philadelphia upper and middle class residents, found temporary housing in Germantown nine miles away until the deadly yellow fever epidemic ended. In town, Philadelphians of African descent organized to nurse the sick and bury the mounting number of dead.
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 39° 57.031′ N, 75° 9′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Market Street and South Independence Mall West (6th Street), on the left when traveling west on Market Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: President's House Site N of Liberty Bell Pavilion, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Executive Branch (here, next to this marker); Death Carts (here, next to this marker); A Day of Reciprocity (here, next to this marker); Promoting the Abolition of Slavery (here, next to this marker); The opener of the Way (here, next to this marker); "Burn this treaty to Hell!"

Refuge in the country Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
2. Refuge in the country Marker
(here, next to this marker); "I am free now" (here, next to this marker); "We shall come to a civil war" (here, next to this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is highly reflective and difficult to photograph straight on.
 
Also see . . .
1. The Yellow Fever Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Yellow Fever Attacks Philadelphia, 1793. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Yellow Fever. (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. The Great Fever: Epidemic in Philadelphia, 1793 (PBS American Experience). (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
5. Diagnosing and Treating Yellow Fever in Philadelphia, 1793 (Middle School Lesson Plan). (Submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. African AmericansDisastersScience & MedicineSettlements & Settlers
 
Refuge in the country Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., March 22, 2017
3. Refuge in the country Marker
Exhibit on the exterior of the east wall of The President's House partial reconstruction (second marker from right)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 26, 2017. This page originally submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 26, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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