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Samuel Hopkins

(1743-1818)

 
 
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By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
1. Samuel Hopkins Marker
Inscription. The holder of the first U.S. patent, signed by George Washington, lived here. On July 31, 1790, Hopkins received a patent for an improvement in making potash, a major industrial chemical. In succeeding centuries, the U.S. Government issued millions of patents.
 
Erected 2000 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.116′ N, 75° 8.559′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Arch Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 119 Arch Street, Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cyrus Bustill (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Christ Church (about 500 feet away); Andrew Hamilton (about 500 feet away); Pierce Butler (about 500 feet away); Jacob Broom (about 500 feet away); Robert Morris (about 500 feet away); a different marker also named Christ Church (about 500 feet away); Betsy Ross House (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Samuel Hopkins Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 25, 2015
2. Samuel Hopkins Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 144 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 4, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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