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

Philadelphia

 
 
Philadelphia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
1. Philadelphia Marker
Inscription. Founded by William Penn. Laid out in 1682. Chartered a city, 1701. Pennsylvania's capital until 1799; the nation's to 1800. County was one of Pennsylvania's original three, formed 1682 and consolidated with city in 1854. Name means "City of Brotherly Love."
 
Erected 1982 by Pennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 57.208′ N, 75° 9.803′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of North Broad Street and John F. Kennedy Blvd on North Broad Street. Touch for map. The marker is located on a traffic island at the intersection, just north of City Hall. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19107, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Public Sector Collective Bargaining (within shouting distance of this marker); Masonic Temple Philadelphia (within shouting distance of this marker); Government Of The People (within shouting distance of this marker); William Penn (within shouting distance of this marker); Philadelphia Fire Department Memorial (within shouting distance of this
Philadelphia Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
2. Philadelphia Marker
marker); John Wanamaker (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Christian Bullitt (about 300 feet away); Girl Scout Cookies (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
Philadelphia City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
3. Philadelphia City Hall
General George Meade statue in front of City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
4. General George Meade statue in front of City Hall
General George B. McClellan statue in front of City Hall image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 17, 2015
5. General George B. McClellan statue in front of City Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 199 times since then and 50 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 20, 2015, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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