Rittenhouse (HMVJ4)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19144 Philadelphia County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 2.484', W 75° 10.754'

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The Mennonites arrived in Germantown October 6, 1683. William Rittenhouse was chosen their first minister in 1688. In 1689, he drew this number 19 lot, and on it in 1891, he and his fellow members built the little log church. In 1702 he donated part of lot, and later the present church lot and burial ground.
He was the first paper maker in America.
Died in 1708. Aged 84 years.
Erected by the Pennsylvania
Historical Commission and the Rittenhouse Memorial Committee.
HM NumberHMVJ4
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical Commission and the Rittenhouse Memorial Committee
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Date Added Sunday, September 14th, 2014 at 4:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 484709 N 4432367
Decimal Degrees40.04140000, -75.17923333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 2.484', W 75° 10.754'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 2' 29.04" N, 75° 10' 45.24" W
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Area Code(s)215, 610, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 6119 Germantown Ave, Philadelphia PA 19144, US
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