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Willingboro in Burlington County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Site of Governor William Franklinís Home

 
 
Site of Governor William Franklinís Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 5, 2016
1. Site of Governor William Franklinís Home Marker
Inscription. William Franklin, son of Benjamin Franklin, and last royal governor of New Jersey, had his country home here and owned the property from 1770-1785. As a boy he participated in the lightning experiment with his father. Appointed governor in 1763 by George III, he was arrested in June 1776 by the provincial congress for his loyalist sympathies. He died in England in 1813.
 
Location. 40° 0.97′ N, 74° 53.2′ W. Marker is in Willingboro, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is at the intersection of Beverly Rancocas Road and John F. Kennedy Way on Beverly Rancocas Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Willingboro NJ 08046, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Honor Roll (approx. 1.1 miles away); Old School House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Methodist Episcopal Church (approx. 2.5 miles away); Bridgeboro Bridge (approx. 2.5 miles away); Methodist Cemetery (approx. 2.6 miles away); Bridgeboro Grammar School (approx. 2.6 miles away); Marne Highway (approx. 2.7 miles away); World War II Observation Tower (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Willingboro.
 
Categories. Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary
 
Site of Governor William Franklinís Home Marker image. Click for full size.
By Don Morfe, May 5, 2016
2. Site of Governor William Franklinís Home Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 22, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. This page has been viewed 130 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 22, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Md 21234. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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