The Grand Battery

The Grand Battery (HMEQF)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19147 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 39° 55.957', W 75° 8.613'

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Known also as the Association Battery, this was Pennsylvania's largest early fortification. Originally built in 1748, shortly after formation of a volunteer military force called the Association, it mounted 27 guns; within a few years it held some 50 guns. Later the first Philadelphia Navy Yard was here, 1800-1875. A short distance to the north, the smaller Society Hill Battery was built in Apirl 1748; it mounted 13 guns.
Year Placed1997
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 1st, 2014 at 6:31am PDT -07:00
Photo Credits: [1] CHUCK MARTIENSSEN  
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487734 N 4420288
Decimal Degrees39.93261667, -75.14355000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 55.957', W 75° 8.613'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 55' 57.42" N, 75° 8' 36.78" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1107-1259 S Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia PA 19147, US
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