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William Henry Drayton

1742 - 1779

 
 
William Henry Drayton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
1. William Henry Drayton Marker
Inscription.
Clarion call of the American Revolution in South Carolina. His eloquence awakened the sons of his native state to their danger and brought them to arms, from the mountains to the sea. President of Provincial Congress in 1775, Chief Justice of S.C. 1776, Member of Continental Congress 1778 until his death in Philadelphia in 1779, Signer of the Articles of Confederation, he is buried here in a grave unknown and unmarked.

Erected by
S.C. Societies of Daughters of American
Colonists and Daughters of Colonial Wars
1965

 
Erected 1965 by S.C. Societies of Daughters of American Colonists & Daughters of Colonial Wars.
 
Location. 39° 57.118′ N, 75° 8.908′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from N 5th Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in the Christ Church Burial Ground on the west wall. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Francis Hopkinson (a few steps from this marker); Joseph Hewes (within shouting distance of this marker); George Ross (within
William Henry Drayton Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. William Henry Drayton Marker
shouting distance of this marker); David Salisbury Franks (within shouting distance of this marker); Christ Church Burial Ground (within shouting distance of this marker); Chronology of Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Rush, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesNotable PersonsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Marker in Christ Church Burial Ground image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Marker in Christ Church Burial Ground
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 2, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 44 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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