Quakertown in Bucks County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Fries Rebellion of 1799
Site of early challenge to federal government's authority. This armed resistance by Pennsylvania-German farmers to the 1798 federal house tax was suppressed by soldiers. Leader John Fries was arrested for treason, condemned to death, and pardoned by President John Adams.
Erected 2003 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 40° 26.543′ N, 75° 21.145′ W. Marker is in Quakertown, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street and Broad Street (Pennsylvania Route 313), on the right when traveling south on Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at the Red Lion Inn. Marker is at or near this postal address: 4 S. Main Street, Quakertown PA 18951, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 9 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Replica of the Liberty Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); VFW Post 3405 Veterans Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); VFW Post 3405 Vietnam Memorial (approx. 5.3 miles away); Walking Purchase (approx. 7.6 miles away); Frank N.D. Buchman (approx. 8.2 miles away); Indian Jasper Quarries (approx. 8.8 miles away); Jasper Park Indian (approx. 9 miles away); Pearl S. Buck (approx. 9 miles away).
Also see . . .
1. Fries Rebellion. (Submitted on January 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. The Fries Rebellion of 1799 - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 14, 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 January 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 1,068 times since then and 22 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on January 24, 2010, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.