Center Square

Center Square (HM218S)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19107 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 57.143', W 75° 9.816'

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The site of this City Hall was originally Center Square, one of the five squares given by William Penn to the city when he founded Philadelphia. During the Revolution, regiments of Patriots drilled here. In September 1781, Comte de Rochambeau, Commander in Chief of the French Army in America, encamped here with six thousand soldiers on their way to the final battle of the war at Yorktown, where they assisted Washington in capturing Cornwallis.
To commemorate these events which make this spot significant in the Annals of Liberty, this Tablet is erected by The Pennsylvania Society of the Order of The Founders and Patriots of America.
September 1908
HM NumberHM218S
Year Placed1908
Placed ByThe Pennsylvania Society of the Order of The Founders and Patriots of America
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Date Added Wednesday, August 30th, 2017 at 10:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 486025 N 4422485
Decimal Degrees39.95238333, -75.16360000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 57.143', W 75° 9.816'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 57' 8.58" N, 75° 9' 48.96" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6661 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19107, US
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