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Merion Station in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

John Dickinson

(1732-1808)

 
 
John Dickinson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 11, 2013
1. John Dickinson Marker
Inscription.
Statesman, author. In influential writings, 1765-74, argued against British policies. Later, as a member, Continental Congress, 1774-76, favored conciliation and opposed the Declaration of Independence; nonetheless, served the patriot cause as colonel, 1st Philadelphia Battalion. President, Pa. Supreme Executive Council, 1782-85. Delegate, U.S. Constitutional Convention, 1787; a strong supporter of the Constitution. Deeded land to Merion Meeting, 1801-04.
 
Erected 2001 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 40° 0.515′ N, 75° 15.147′ W. Marker is in Merion Station, Pennsylvania, in Montgomery County. Marker is at the intersection of Montgomery Avenue and Haverford Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Montgomery Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Merion Station PA 19066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Early Tavern (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia and Columbia Railway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Merion Friends Meeting House (about 700 feet away); Merion Friends Meeting
John Dickinson Marker - Roadside image. Click for full size.
By Keith S Smith, September 11, 2013
2. John Dickinson Marker - Roadside
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington's Army Encampment (approx. 0.2 miles away); James A. Bland (approx. mile away); Wilt Chamberlain (1936-1999) (approx. 2 miles away); Philadelphia & Columbia Railroad (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Merion Station.
 
Also see . . .
1. Biography of John Dickinson. (Submitted on September 12, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
2. John Dickinson - Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 12, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania.)
3. John Dickinson at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 18, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 12, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 244 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 12, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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