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

Robert Morris

1734 - 1806

 

—Patriot - Businessman - Founding Father —

 
Robert Morris Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
1. Robert Morris Marker
Inscription.

Known as the "Financier of the American Revolution," Robert Morris was regarded by many as second in importance to General George Washington in winning the War for Independence. He gave Washington the decisive support needed to win battles from Trenton to Yorktown. Morris signed the Declaration of Independence (1776), the Articles of Confederation (1778), and the United States Constitution (1787). Among his many accomplishments, Morris established the Navy and founded the Bank of North America. From 1791 to 1798 he owned historic Summerseat and nearly succeeded in establishing this property as the Capital of the United States.

Dedicated October 2, 2004
 
Erected 2004 by Morrisville 200 Bicentennial Committee and Concerned Citizens and Organizations.
 
Location. 40° 12.476′ N, 74° 46.537′ W. Marker is in Morrisville, Pennsylvania, in Bucks County. Marker is at the intersection of Pennsylvania Avenue and Bridge Street (Lincoln Highway) (Pennsylvania Route 32), on the right when traveling south on Pennsylvania Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: Robert Morris Plaza, Morrisville PA 19067, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Millstone (approx. 0.2

Robert Morris Plaza image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
2. Robert Morris Plaza
miles away); World War I Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summerseat (approx. ¼ mile away); a different marker also named Summerseat (approx. ¼ mile away); Pennsylvania (approx. ¼ mile away); Trenton Ferry (approx. half a mile away in New Jersey); John Fitch Steamboat Dock (approx. half a mile away in New Jersey); Trenton Iron Works 1847-1867 (approx. 0.6 miles away in New Jersey). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Morrisville.
 
Also see . . .
1. Robert Morris Plaza. (Submitted on April 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Robert Morris Bio. (Submitted on April 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Robert Morris Congressional Bio. (Submitted on April 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommercePatriots & PatriotismWar, US Revolutionary
 
Robert Morris Statue image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
3. Robert Morris Statue
Robert Morris image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, January 18, 2014
4. Robert Morris
This c. 1785 portrait of Robert Morris by Robert Edge Pine hangs in the National Portrait Gallery in Washington, DC.

“As the Second Continental Congress moved toward a vote for independence, Robert Morris, one of America's leading merchants, thought that the country was not ready for it. In the interest of colonial unity, Morris absented himself from the Pennsylvania delegation when the vote was taken on July 2, but added his signature to the embossed copy of the Declaration of Independence on August 2. ‘I am not one of those politicians that run testy when my own plans are not adopted,’ Morris said.‘I think it is the duty of a good citizen to follow when he cannot lead.’

During the Revolutionary War, Morris did yeoman service, championing the formation of the American navy, striving to keep Washington's army fed and supplied, and, as superintendent of finance, pledging his personal credit as a substitute ‘for that which the Country had lost.’” — National Portrait Gallery
Robert Morris Plaza Sponsors image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., January 29, 2010
5. Robert Morris Plaza Sponsors
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 284 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on June 16, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland.   5. submitted on April 3, 2015, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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