St. Petersburg in Pinellas County, Florida — The American South (South Atlantic)
Brigadier General Thaddeus Kosciuszko
1746 - 1817
—American Revolutionary War Hero
Pure Son of Liberty —
Of the many distinguished military men who came from abroad to fight for the independence of the American colonies, Kosciuszko was among the very first. In August 1776, only months after the Declaration of Independence had been signed, the thirty-year old military engineer arrived in Philadelphia from Poland. He offered his services to the Continental Congress and served continuously until the British surrender seven years later. Since that time the memory of his dedication and contribution has forged strong bonds between the people of Poland and the United States. In keeping with that long standing tie, this monument is a gift from proud Americans of Polish descent to their fellow Americans.
Erected by American Institute of Polish Culture (Miami and Pinellas County); American Council for Polish Culture; The Kosciuszko Foundation; Polish American Engineers Association; Polonia, Inc.; Frank & Janine Lennox-Ziebowicz; Monsignor Thaddeus Malanowski; Joanna Mroczka; Edward Pinkowski; Stefanski Family, Ben II, Ben III, Christina; Ernest H. Sutkowski; Wallace M. West.
Location. 27° 46.395′ N, 82° 38.24′ W. Marker is in St. Petersburg, Florida, in Pinellas County. Marker is at the intersection of 3rd Street North (State Road 687) and 2nd Avenue North on 3rd Street North. Touch for map. Statue is located in Williams Park. Marker is at or near this postal address: 330 2nd Ave N, Saint Petersburg FL 33701, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The United States Veterans Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Pinellas County Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Our Heroes of the World War (about 500 feet away); S. H. Kress and Co. Building (approx. 0.2 miles away); Soreno Hotel (approx. ¼ mile away); Pioneer Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Stonewall Jackson Memorial Highway Terminus (was approx. 0.3 miles away but has been reported permanently removed. ); Demens Landing (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in St. Petersburg.
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary •
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