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

Rittenhouse

 
 
Rittenhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
1. Rittenhouse Marker
Inscription.
The Mennonites arrived in Germantown October 6, 1683. William Rittenhouse was chosen their first minister in 1688. In 1689, he drew this number 19 lot, and on it in 1891, he and his fellow members built the little log church. In 1702 he donated part of lot, and later the present church lot and burial ground.
He was the first paper maker in America.
Died in 1708. Aged 84 years.
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Erected by the Pennsylvania
Historical Commission and the Rittenhouse Memorial Committee.

 
Erected by Pennsylvania Historical Commission and the Rittenhouse Memorial Committee.
 
Location. 40° 2.484′ N, 75° 10.754′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Germantown Avenue and E Herman Street, on the right when traveling north on Germantown Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6119 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia PA 19144, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. First Mennonite Church in America (a few steps from this marker); Ora Washington (a few steps from this marker); Wyck (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct
Rittenhouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
2. Rittenhouse Marker
line); The Public School of Germantown (about 600 feet away); The Johnson House (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Concord School House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soldiers of the War of 1812 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary Soldiers Buried Here (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse. Historic Germantown website. (Submitted on September 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Churches, Etc.
 
Marker on Germantown Avenue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
3. Marker on Germantown Avenue
Historic Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, September 3, 2011
4. Historic Germantown Mennonite Meetinghouse
The Rittenhouse marker (seen on the left) is located in front of the Mennonite Meetinghouse in Germantown.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 4, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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