Philadelphia in Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin
1706 - 1790
"The sage whom two worlds claimed as their own."
"He tore from the skies the lightning and from tyrants the sceptre."
Location. 39° 57.149′ N, 75° 8.896′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Arch Street near 5th Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is on the wall of Christ Church Burial Ground. 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. Christ Church Burial Ground (here, next to this marker); Chronology of Benjamin Franklin (here, next to this marker); David Salisbury Franks (a few steps from this marker); Philadelphia Female Anti-Slavery Society (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Hopkinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Benjamin Franklin (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Haym Salomon (about 400 feet away); National Funeral For President Washington (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
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Also see . . .
1. Facts About Benjamin Franklin. Interesting facts about Benjamin Franklin (Submitted on September 27, 2010, by Michael of Des Moines, Iowa.)
2. Benjamin Franklin at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,374 times since then and 68 times this year. This page was the Marker of the Week April 17, 2016. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. 3, 4. submitted on May 1, 2011, by Volker Schmidt of Albstadt, Germany. 5. submitted on July 19, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.