Norristown in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Born April 8, 1732
Died June 26, 1796.
He calculated and
observed the transit
of Venus at his home
in Norriton 1769
Erected 1884 by Montgomery County Centennial (1784-1884) Association.
Location. 40° 6.906′ N, 75° 20.647′ W. Marker is in Norristown, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is on Swede Street, on the left when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is about 75 feet southwest of the county courthouse. Marker is in this post office area: Norristown PA 19401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Military Order of the Purple Heart (a few steps from this marker); Montgomery County Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); September 11 2001 (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Vietnam War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Montgomery County Court House Selma (approx. one mile away); Gen. Andrew Porter (approx. one mile away); Hancock the Superb (approx. 1.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Norristown.
Also see . . .
1. David Rittenhouse. (Submitted on October 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. David Rittenhouse at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 715 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on October 23, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. 3. submitted on May 25, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.