Linked in Memory

Linked in Memory (HM5QV)

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

N 39° 56.848', W 75° 9.095'

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A statue of the most famous American, George Washington, stands near the Square's center. It keeps a vigil at the tomb of an unknown soldier who died during the War for Independence. Revolution linked them in life. This shrine joins them in our memory.
In 1825 the city renamed its five public squares. This one became Washington Square. Organizers raising money for a suitable monument hoped for success as the 1832 centennial of the president's birth approached. They actually laid a cornerstone in 1833, but failed to raise enough cash for a statue.
Success waited for over a century. A new drive begun in 1953, finally funded the joint memorial that you see today.
HM NumberHM5QV
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Saturday, September 20th, 2014 at 7:42pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487050 N 4421937
Decimal Degrees39.94746667, -75.15158333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.848', W 75° 9.095'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 50.88" N, 75° 9' 5.70" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 600-630 Walnut St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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