The Fries Rebellion of 1799

The Fries Rebellion of 1799 (HMHTW)

Location: Quakertown, PA 18951 Bucks County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 26.543', W 75° 21.145'

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Site of early challenge to federal government's authority. This armed resistance by Pennsylvania-German farmers to the 1798 federal house tax was suppressed by soldiers. Leader John Fries was arrested for treason, condemned to death, and pardoned by President John Adams.
Year Placed2003
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical and Museum Commission
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 12:07am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 470112 N 4476918
Decimal Degrees40.44238333, -75.35241667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 26.543', W 75° 21.145'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 26' 32.58" N, 75° 21' 8.70" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267, 484, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 2-16 S Main St, Quakertown PA 18951, US
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