Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Erected 1993 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
Location. 39° 56.79′ N, 75° 8.787′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of South 3rd Street and Thomas Paine Place, on the left when traveling north on South 3rd Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 12 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Home of Juan de Miralles (within shouting distance of this marker); The Home of John Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); The House of Samuel Powel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); “Evangeline” (about 300 feet away); Old St. Joseph's Roman Catholic Church (about 400 feet away); Philadelphia Exchange (about 400 feet away); Old St. Joseph's Todd House (about 500 feet away); The Philadelphia Contributionship (about 500 feet away); Fraunces Tavern (about 500 feet away); James Madison 4th President lived here (about 500 feet away); A Working-Class House in the Capital City (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Also see . . .
1. Common Sense. “ ‘Common Sense’ was first published anonymously by Thomas Paine in January of 1776 and is regarded by many as the most important piece of writing of the American Revolution. Although dissent among the colonists was growing over the British government’s newly levied taxes and customs duties and the bloody battle at Concord, there was still talk of reconciliation among the colonists. However, Paine’s convincing arguments against the monarchy and British domination spread like wildfire throughout the colonies and turned the public tide toward independence. General George Washington wrote to a friend in Massachusetts: ‘I find that “Common Sense” is working a powerful change there in the minds of many men. (Submitted on June 25, 2010.)
2. Common Sense - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
3. Thomas Paine at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on June 25, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia. This page has been viewed 852 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 25, 2010, by J. J. Prats of Springfield, Virginia.