U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers' Birthplace

U.S. Navy Commandant Richard Somers' Birthplace (HM1QMI)

Location: Somers Point, NJ 08244 Atlantic County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 19.042', W 74° 35.609'

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Born at this site on September 15, 1778, educated in Philadelphia, Somers led the Battle of Tripoli and sacrificed his life on September 4, 1804. He is memorialized by both a monument at the U.S. Naval Academy and a U.S. Navy ship commissioned in his name. He was the son of Col. Richard Somers and Sophia Stillwell who occupied the homestead and tavern at this location. Col. Somers was a patriot and privateer during the Revolutionary War. He inherited the homestead from his father, Richard, builder of the Somers Mansion
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HM NumberHM1QMI
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Placed ByPrimo Pizza and the City of Somers Point
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, February 1st, 2016 at 9:04am PST -08:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 535043 N 4352074
Decimal Degrees39.31736667, -74.59348333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 19.042', W 74° 35.609'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 19' 2.52" N, 74° 35' 36.54" W
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Area Code(s)609
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 22-110 Bethel Rd, Somers Point NJ 08244, US
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