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

Benjamin Rush

(1745-1813)

 
 
Benjamin Rush Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
1. Benjamin Rush Marker
Inscription. Physician, humanitarian, educator, patriot leader. He signed the Declaration of Independence, opposed slavery, and supported public health & social reforms. Known as "Father of American Psychiatry." His house of birth stood here until 1969.
 
Erected 2002 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Signers of the Declaration of Independence marker series.
 
Location. 40° 4.643′ N, 74° 59.138′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Keswick Road and Rayland Road on Keswick Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19154, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Andalusia (approx. 1.5 miles away); Katharine Drexel (approx. 1.5 miles away); Byberry Hall (approx. 1.7 miles away); Thomas Holme (1624-1695) (approx. 2.4 miles away); Greenbelt Knoll (approx. 2.4 miles away); "Babe" Ruth (approx. 2.6 miles away in New Jersey); Delanco's Tribute to Those Who Lost Their Lives in the Second World War 1941 - 1945
Benjamin Rush Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, March 23, 2015
2. Benjamin Rush Marker
(approx. 2.6 miles away in New Jersey); Honor Roll (approx. 2.6 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. EducationPoliticsScience & MedicineWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 332 times since then and 99 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 28, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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