Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Although William Penn, founder of Philadelphia carefully planned the placement of city streets as early as 1681, it was not until 1762 that the city assumed responsibility for paving.
Erected by Independence National Historical Park.
Location. 39° 56.804′ N, 75° 8.935′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker can be reached from Walnut Street. Touch for map. Marker is in the Rose Garden between 4th and 5th Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Philadelphia PA 19106, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. St. Thomas' African Episcopal Church (within shouting distance of this marker); John Nepomuk Maelzel (within shouting distance of this marker); Rose Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); The Philadelphia Contributionship (within shouting distance of this marker); Old St. Joseph's (within shouting distance of this marker); Insurance Company of North America Philosophić et Scientić Domus (about 300 feet away); Don Juan Bautista Bernabeu (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
Categories. • Colonial Era • Man-Made Features • Notable Persons • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 824 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 13, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.