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

William Bird, Esq.

 
 
William Bird, Esq. Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
1. William Bird, Esq. Marker
Inscription.
Died
November 16th 1761
Ironmaster at
Hopewell [Furnace] and Birdsboro
named for him

In memory of
William Bird, Esq.
Who departed this Life
November the 16th,
1761
Aged 55. Years.

 
Location. 40° 15.439′ N, 75° 43.755′ W. Marker is in Douglassville, Pennsylvania, in Berks County. Touch for map. Marker is on Bird's grave slab in St. Gabriel's Church cemetery, about 75 feet southwest of the c.1801 stone church. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1188 Benjamin Franklin Highway (U.S. Route 422), Douglassville PA 19518, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Douglass Family (a few steps from this marker); St. Gabriels (within shouting distance of this marker); Anthony Sadowski (within shouting distance of this marker); James Warren (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Anthony Sadowski (within shouting distance of this marker); Swedish Pioneers (approx. 0.3 miles away); Daniel Boone (approx. 1.8 miles away); Thomas Rutter (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Douglassville.
 
Also see . . .  Brief Historical Sketch of William Bird
William Bird, Esq. Marker and Grave Slab image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
2. William Bird, Esq. Marker and Grave Slab
. (Submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
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William Bird, Esq. Marker and Grave image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., July 4, 2009
3. William Bird, Esq. Marker and Grave
St. Gabriel's Stone Church (c.1801) in background.
Birdsboro World War I Memorial image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr.
4. Birdsboro World War I Memorial
Birdsboro Community Center (William Bird House) in background.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,037 times since then and 44 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on December 8, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on October 28, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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