Washington Square

Washington Square (HM5QA)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19106 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.855', W 75° 9.08'

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Washington Square (6.4 acres) is one of the original five squares laid out by William Penn and his surveyor Thomas Holme in the plan for the city of Philadelphia in 1682. First designated as Southeast Square, it was renamed Washington Square in 1825 in honor of America's most illustrious Revolutionary War General and First President of the United States, General George Washington.
During the American Revolution, Washington Square served as a burial ground for over 2,000 Continental soldiers and British prisoners. It has remained an open space public parkland since 1816 as have three of the other original squares - Franklin, Logan and Rittenhouse. Center Square, at Broad and Market Streets, is now the site of Philadelphia's landmark City Hall.
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No dogs, bicycles or alcoholic beverages are permitted in the Square. Your cooperation in helping protect and maintain this historic area is requested and appreciated
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HM NumberHM5QA
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Placed ByThe Fairmount Park Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Monday, October 20th, 2014 at 10:01pm PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487072 N 4421950
Decimal Degrees39.94758333, -75.15133333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.855', W 75° 9.08'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 51.30" N, 75° 9' 4.80" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 200-204 S 6th St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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