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The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin

1706 - 1790

 
 
The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. The Last Resting Place of Benjamin Franklin Marker
Inscription. "Venerated for benevolence, admired for talents, esteemed for patriotism, beloved for philanthropy."
Washington
"The sage whom two worlds claimed as their own."
Mirabeau
"He tore from the skies the lightning and from tyrants the sceptre."
Turgot
 
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); William Henry Drayton (within shouting distance of this marker); Francis Hopkinson (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Hewes (within shouting distance of this marker); George Ross (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
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Franklin's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
2. Franklin's Grave
this marker. Christ Church & Burial Ground markers.
 
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.)
 
Categories. Cemeteries & Burial SitesCharity & Public WorkEducationHeroesNotable PersonsPatriots & PatriotismScience & Medicine
 
Benjamin Franklin's Grave image. Click for full size.
By Volker Schmidt, May 2010
3. Benjamin Franklin's Grave
Located at the Christ Church Burial Ground
Benjamin Franklin's Burial Place image. Click for full size.
By Volker Schmidt, May 2010
4. Benjamin Franklin's Burial Place
Christ Church Burial Ground, Est. 1719
Closeup of Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, May 7, 2008
5. Closeup of Marker
 
 
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 1,407 times since then and 101 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.
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