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Benjamin Franklin

(1706 - 1790)

 
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
1. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Inscription. Printer, author, inventor, diplomat, philanthropist statesman, and scientist. The eighteenth century's most illustrious Pennsylvanian built a house in Franklin Court starting in 1763, and here he lived the last five years of his life.
 
Erected 1990 by Pennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission.
 
Location. 39° 56.928′ N, 75° 8.81′ W. Marker is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in Philadelphia County. Marker is on Chestnut Street, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. 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. Carpenters' Hall (a few steps from this marker); Anthony Benezet (within shouting distance of this marker); Fawcitt House Site (within shouting distance of this marker); New Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Franklin Court (within shouting distance of this marker); The History of Franklin Court (within shouting distance of this marker); First Continental Congress (within shouting distance of this marker); Secretary of the Treasury’s Office Site (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Philadelphia.
 
More about this marker.
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
2. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Marker is between 3rd and 4th Streets.
 
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.)
3. Benjamin Franklin - Behind the Marker. ExplorePAHistory.com (Submitted on July 21, 2011, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicColonial EraEducationNotable PersonsNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismScience & Medicine
 
Benjamin Franklin Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 25, 2017
3. Benjamin Franklin Marker
Benjamin and Deborah Franklin Tombstone image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 24, 2007
4. Benjamin and Deborah Franklin Tombstone
In Christ Church cemetery, Philadelphia.
Benjamin Franklin Bust made out of pennies. image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, July 5, 2008
5. Benjamin Franklin Bust made out of pennies.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 29, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,147 times since then and 65 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.   2, 3. submitted on July 25, 2017, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4. submitted on October 11, 2011, by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa.   5. submitted on July 25, 2008, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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