“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Schuylkill Arsenal

Schuylkill Arsenal Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, April 29, 2015
1. Schuylkill Arsenal Marker
Inscription. Supplies for the Lewis & Clark Expedition (1803-1806), bought in Philadelphia by Meriwether Lewis, were stored and shipped to Pittsburgh from here in preparation for the journey’s start. Supplied military goods for Civil War, WWI and WWII. Built 1802-1806. Razed 1963.
Erected 2004 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lewis & Clark Expedition marker series.
Location. 39° 56.425′ N, 75° 11.26′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of Grays Ferry Avenue and Washington Avenue, on the right when traveling west on Grays Ferry Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19146, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia (approx. 0.6 miles away); Marian Anderson (approx. 0.7 miles away); Edward Drinker Cope (approx. ¾ mile away); Philadelphia General Hospital (approx. ¾ mile away); The Penn Relays (approx. ¾ mile away); 2012 Delancey Place (approx. 0.8 miles away); Citizens and Southern Bank (approx. 0.8 miles away); Dr. A.S.W. Rosenbach (approx. 0.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. Industry & CommerceWar, US CivilWar, World IWar, World II
Credits. This page was last revised on August 22, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 279 times since then and 23 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 5, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bernard Fisher was the editor who published this page.
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