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Image for William Bird, Esq. - Douglassville, PAview gallery

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Grave of a Famous PersonWilliam Bird, Esq. - Douglassville, PA

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This is the grave site of William Bird, Esq.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member 79scouts

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 12/1/2012

last visited: 7/9/2018

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Grave of a Famous PersonStephen Decatur Jr. - Philadelphia PA

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American Naval Officer. After peace with Great Britain, he commanded the US Mediterranean Squadron in the Second Barbary War. In a pioneering display of Gunboat Diplomacy, he put an end to the practice of paying tribute to pirate states.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/26/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonColonel Edward Buncombe - Philadelphia, PA

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In a cemetery full of history and American history, it is a common site to find a Revolutionary War veteran. Colonel Buncombe's grave can be found on the southern end of the Christ Church Burial Ground in Old City Philadelphia.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/25/2011

last visited: 9/23/2013

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Grave of a Famous PersonFrancis Hopkinson - Philadelphia, PA

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Here, at Christ Church Burial Ground lies the remains of five signers of the Declaration of Independence. Hopkinson was one of those signers. His grave is marked by a recent plaque which recreates the original epithet, now, barely legible.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/25/2011

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Grave of a Famous PersonDr. Benjamin Rush - Philadelphia, PA

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Dr. Rush is buried at Christ Church Burial Ground. Rush was a physician, social reformer, Treasurer of the U.S. Mint, Signer of the Declaration of Independence, founder of Dickinson College, & known as the "The Father of American Psychiatry".

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/25/2011

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Grave of a Famous PersonJoseph Hewes - Philadelphia, PA

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The grave of Joseph Hewes is located at Christ Church Burial Ground in Old City Philadelphia. He is buried next to another patriot & fellow Declaration signer, George Ross. For $2 you can visit five total signers of the Declaration if Independence.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/23/2011

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeorge Ross - Philadelphia, PA

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The grave of George Ross is located @ Christ Church Burial Ground in Philadelphia. He is buried next to another patriot & fellow Declaration signer, Joseph Hewes, which is directly to the left of his marker. There are 3 other signers here as well.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/24/2011

last visited: 7/27/2017

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Grave of a Famous PersonSarah Franklin Bache - Philadelphia, PA

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This American Patriot helped raise money for the Continental Army during the War of Independence. Buried at Christ Church Burial Ground.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/10/2011

last visited: 12/27/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonBenjamin Franklin - Philadelphia, PA

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Interred at Christ Church Burial Ground are hundreds of Colonial, Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary notables. The most famous of whom is Benjamin Franklin. This final resting place for this patriot is quite busy & will cost you $2 to visit.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/25/2008

last visited: 12/27/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonMajor David Salisbury Franks - Philadelphia, PA

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In Christ Church Burial Ground, here lies the highest ranking Jewish officer in the Continental Army and possible the only Jew buried here. His original marker is gone but a modern, black, synthetic marker acts as a head stone.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/3/2011

last visited: 7/31/2016

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Grave of a Famous PersonBetsy Ross - Philadelphia, PA

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In preparation for the United States Bicentennial, bones deemed to be that of Betsy Ross, born Elizabeth Griscom (January 1, 1752 - January 30, 1836), were moved to a grave in the courtyard of the Betsy Ross House.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/12/2008

last visited: 10/27/2013

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Grave of a Famous PersonBenjamin Franklin Shibe - Bala Cynwyd PA

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Major League Baseball Team Owner. He was the co-owner of the Philadelphia Athletics, the first tenants of Shibe Park.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/29/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonSamuel Kosciuszko Zook - Norristown PA

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Civil War Union Brigadier General. On July 2, 1863,at the Battle of Gettsyburg, while leading his brigade in an attack on Confederate General Longstreet's troops, he was fatally wounded and died in the field hospital at Baltimore Pike, the next day.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/27/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonWinfield Scott Hancock - Norristown PA

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Civil War Union Army Major General. One of the Union Army’s ablest field commanders, his performance at the July 1863 Battle of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania brought him lasting historical fame and renown.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/26/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJohn Adolphus Dahlgren - Philadelphia PA

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Civil War Union Rear-Admiral. Became famous as a Naval Ordinance officer before the onset of the Civil War. Invented a 11-inch smoothbore cannon, the "Dahlgren Gun", that was used extensively in the conflict.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/26/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeneral George Gordon Meade - Philadelphia, PA

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General Meade was a Civil War Union Major General. He is known universally for being the victor of the Battle of Gettysburg. He is buried at historic Laurel Hill Cemetery, the final resting place of many famous military historical figures.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 10/1/2009

last visited: 10/24/2009

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Grave of a Famous PersonHarry Kalas - Philadelphia, PA

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Harry Kalas was one of the most beloved figures in the Philly area. He was the radio announcer for the Philadelphia Phillies. He did play-by-play radio and television broadcasting for out team from 1971 until his death in 2009, a span of 38 years.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 1/9/2018

last visited: 6/12/2018

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Grave of a Famous PersonRobert Patterson - Philadelphia, PA

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Robert Maskell Patterson was a professor of mathematics, chemistry & natural philosophy at the University of Pennsylvania and professor of natural philosophy at the University of Virginia before serving as director of the US Mint from 1835 to 1851.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 9/1/2009

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonJames St. Clair Morton - Philadelphia PA

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Civil War Union Brigadier General. After participating in the Battles of Murfreesboro and Chickamauga, he then, by his own request, reverted from his Volunteer Generalship to his Regular Army rank of Major of Engineers.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Don.Morfe

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 7/26/2020

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonHenry Charles Lea - Philadelphia, PA

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Henry C. Lea was an important Philadelphian of his time. A huge, gorgeous monument marks his graves and can be found on the Smithsonian page. Also, a Philadelphia School is also named after him. Truly, he was quite famous in his day.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 11/4/2009

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonThomas McKean - Philadelphia, PA

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Thomas McKean, signer of the Declaration of Independence as well as many other Patriots, are buried here @ Laurel Hill Cemetery, an NRHP site. Originally, he was buried in the First Presbyterian Church Cemetery & later moved to Laurel Hill in 1843.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/25/2009

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonGeneral Hugh Mercer - Philadelphia, PA

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One of the most famous Revolutionary War heroes can be found here @ Laurel Hill cemetery. There is a beautiful monument and his horizontal marker relocated from Christ Church. The entire grave site is surrounded by a black wrought iron fence.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/25/2009

last visited: never

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Grave of a Famous PersonCommodore Isaac Hull - Philadelphia, PA

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The grave and historical marker of this The War of 1812 American hero can be found here, at Laurel Hill Cemetery.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: Pennsylvania

date approved: 8/28/2009

last visited: never

Image for Walt Whitman Mausoleum @ The Harleigh Cemetery - Camden, NJview gallery

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Grave of a Famous PersonWalt Whitman Mausoleum @ The Harleigh Cemetery - Camden, NJ

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Walt Whitman is buried in Harleigh Cemetery in a tomb of his own design. Thousands of adoring fans & poet scholars & anyone else just interested in history & culture visit this fascinating place where not only Whitman, but 5 relatives are buried.

posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher

location: New Jersey

date approved: 8/14/2009

last visited: 11/10/2020

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