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Resting Place of Seven Signers of the Declaration of Independence

 
 
Resting Place of Seven Signers of the Declaration of Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Resting Place of Seven Signers of the Declaration of Independence Marker
Inscription.
In the Burial Ground of this Church
rest the remains of Seven Signers of the

Declaration of Independence

Benjamin Franklin Benjamin Rush MD
Obit 1796 Obit 1813
Robert Morris James Wilson
Obit 1806 Obit 1798
In unidentified graves
George Ross Joseph Hewes
Obit 1779 Obit 1779
Francis Hopkinson
Obit 1791
with a firm reliance in the protection of Divine Providence

 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 39° 57.038′ N, 75° 8.629′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from 2nd Street. Touch for map. Monument is on the south side of Christ Church. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. James Wilson (here, next to this marker); Christ Church
Resting Place of Seven Signers of the Declaration of Independence Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Resting Place of Seven Signers of the Declaration of Independence Marker
(a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Christ Church (a few steps from this marker); The Original Eight Bells in this Church (a few steps from this marker); a different marker also named Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Pierce Butler (within shouting distance of this marker); Andrew Hamilton (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Christ Church (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Christ Church & Burial Ground markers.
 
Also see . . .  Biography of Joseph Hewes - Signer of the Declaration of Independence from North Carolina. While the exact location of his grave is unknown, in 1963 the the National Society of the Daughters of the American Revolution of North Carolina erected a marker in the graveyard at Christ Church commemorating the life of Joseph Hewes. (Submitted on September 26, 2008, by Michael of Des Moines, Iowa.) 
 
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Benjamin Franklin Gravesite image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2009
3. Benjamin Franklin Gravesite
At Christ Church Burial Ground.
DAR Markers Commemorating Joseph Hewes and George Ross image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2009
4. DAR Markers Commemorating Joseph Hewes and George Ross
In Christ Church Burial Ground.
Francis Hopkinson Grave Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2009
5. Francis Hopkinson Grave Marker
In Christ Church Burial Ground.
Benjamin Rush Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2009
6. Benjamin Rush Marker
In Christ Church Burial Ground.
Benjamin Rush Burial Site image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., June 29, 2009
7. Benjamin Rush Burial Site
In Christ Church Burial Ground.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 17, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,211 times since then and 71 times this year. Last updated on August 8, 2014, by Barliz Jordan of San Diego, California. Photos:   1. submitted on July 20, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2. submitted on August 2, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on October 14, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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