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

Center Square

 
 
Center Square Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 2014
1. Center Square Marker
Inscription. The site of this City Hall was originally Center Square, one of the five squares given by William Penn to the city when he founded Philadelphia. During the Revolution, regiments of Patriots drilled here. In September 1781, Comte de Rochambeau, Commander in Chief of the French Army in America, encamped here with six thousand soldiers on their way to the final battle of the war at Yorktown, where they assisted Washington in capturing Cornwallis.

To commemorate these events which make this spot significant in the Annals of Liberty, this Tablet is erected by The Pennsylvania Society of the Order of The Founders and Patriots of America.
September 1908
 
Erected 1908 by The Pennsylvania Society of the Order of The Founders and Patriots of America.
 
Location. 39° 57.143′ N, 75° 9.816′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Germantown Avenue. Touch for map. The marker is in the central court of Philadelphia City Hall. 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. William Pennís Prayer for Philadelphia (here, next to this marker); The Great World War Memorial (here, next to this marker); Declaration of Independence Signators (here, next to this marker); Philadelphia City Hall (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Philadelphia City Hall (here, next to this marker); Mother Jones (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); Brigadier General Smedley D. Butler (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker. The marker is one of many on or around Philadelphia City Hall.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 30, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 29, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photo   1. submitted on August 29, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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