Shot Tower

Shot Tower (HM1JO4)

Location: Philadelphia, PA 19147 Philadelphia County
Country: United States of America

N 39° 56.088', W 75° 8.778'

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First in the nation. Built 1806 by Thomas Sparks and John Bishop to make hunting shot & symbolized a new U.S. industrial independence. Bishop, a Quaker, sold his share when ammunition was made here for the War of 1812. The Sparks family stayed in control until 1903.
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HM NumberHM1JO4
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Year Placed1997
Placed ByPennsylvania Historical & Museum Commission
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, March 19th, 2015 at 5:01pm PDT -07:00
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Photo Credits: [1] CHUCK MARTIENSSEN  [2] CHUCK MARTIENSSEN  
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487500 N 4420530
Decimal Degrees39.93480000, -75.14630000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.088', W 75° 8.778'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 5.28" N, 75° 8' 46.68" W
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Area Code(s)215, 267
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 111 Carpenter St, Philadelphia PA 19147, US
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