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The Welsh Society

Philadelphia

 

—Organized March 1, 1729 —

 
The Welsh Society Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. The Welsh Society Marker
Inscription.
Organized March 1, 1729
Cogoniant I Dduw
Glory To God
Commemorating the Welsh contributions
to the founding of the city of Philadelphia
the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
and the United States of America

William Penn, 1644-1718, proclaimer of freedom of religion
and planner of New Wales, later named Philadelphia.

Robert Morris, 1734-1806, foremost financier of the
American Revolution and signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Thomas Jefferson, 1743-1826, third president of the
United States and author of the Declaration of Independence.

Gouverneur Morris, 1752-1816, author of the final draft
of the Constitution of the United States.

John Marshall, 1755-1835. Chief Justice of the
United States and father of American Constitutional law.

Erected on St. David’s Day, March 1, 1968.

 
Erected 1968 by The Welsh Society of Philadelphia.
 
Location. 39° 57.147′ N, 75° 9.865′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on N 15th Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. German Tricentennial Anniversary (here, next to this marker); Alexander Milne Calder (a few steps from this marker); General George McClellan/Major General John Fulton Reynolds (within shouting distance of this marker); Mother Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); Matthias William Baldwin (within shouting distance of this marker); John Christian Bullitt (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Philadelphia City Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. One of the many markers placed on or about Philadelphia City Hall.
 
Categories. Colonial EraFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 74 times since then. Last updated on August 28, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photo   1. submitted on August 18, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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