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

Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

 
 
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By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Inscription. The class of 1930 at its 50th reunion honors Benjamin Franklin founder of the University of Pennsylvania which began at this site in 1749 and which in 1779 became the first university in this nation. We recognize the growth of our beloved institution from small beginning to world renown. May our fellow men note our affection for the university and our respect for its architect. May 1980
 
Location. 39° 57.137′ N, 75° 8.815′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is at the intersection of 4th Street and Arch Street, on the right when traveling south on 4th Street. Touch for map. Marker is on the side wall of the Holiday Inn. 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. Philadelphia Conference (within shouting distance of this marker); Keys To Community (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Rush, M.D. (within shouting distance of this marker); Arch Street Friends (within shouting distance of this marker); National Funeral For President Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Friends Meeting
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By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Benjamin Franklin Marker
(about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Arch Street Meeting House (about 300 feet away); Christ Church Burial Ground (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
Also see . . .  Benjamin Franklin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
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By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Benjamin Franklin Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,029 times since then and 49 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on July 27, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.
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