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The Woodlands

 
 
The Woodlands Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 27, 2000
1. The Woodlands Marker
Inscription. Here, William Hamilton (1745-1813) created one of the finest landscape gardens of its' day and introduced many exotic plants. His mansion and stable, built 1787-92, are early examples of the neo-classical Adamesque-Federals style. In 1840 the estate became one of the first large rural cemeteries in America. The writer S. Weir Mitchell, artist Thomas Eakins, nurse-reformer Alice Fisher, and architect Wilson Eyre are buried here.
 
Erected 1996 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.94′ N, 75° 12.204′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Woodland Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19104, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Paul Philippe Cret (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Commodore David Porter (approx. 0.2 miles away); Herman Herzog (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Woodlands-Historic Mansion, Cemetery and Landscape (approx. mile away); Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science (approx. 0.3 miles away); Philadelphia General Hospital
The Woodlands Marker-Entrance to the Cemetery image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 27, 2000
2. The Woodlands Marker-Entrance to the Cemetery
(approx. 0.4 miles away); The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (approx. 0.6 miles away); The Penn Relays (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesHorticulture & Forestry
 
Sylvester Bonnaffon Civl War Medal of Honor Recipient buried at Woodlands image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, July 29, 2003
3. Sylvester Bonnaffon Civl War Medal of Honor Recipient buried at Woodlands
Thomas Cripps Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient buried at Woodlands image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 27, 2000
4. Thomas Cripps Civil War Medal of Honor Recipient buried at Woodlands
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 41 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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