"The Place You Tread is Holy Ground-"

"The Place You Tread is Holy Ground-" (HM5SO)

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

N 39° 56.747', W 75° 8.899'

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In this church
on the 4th of July 1779 was held the first
public - religious commemoration of the
Declaration of Independence.
Attendance at the Holy Mass, then sung, was
The Continental Congress, The President
and official head of the new government,
the officers of the army and navy,
and the French and Spanish Ministers-
at the close of the
following the surrender of the British under
Cornwallis to Washington at Yorktown
the armies of the Republic and of France joined
in a solemn mass of thanksgiving and the conquered flags of Great Britain were laid upon
the altar steps of this old church of
St. Mary.
November 4th, 1781
"God of Our Fathers - Be With Us Yet"
HM NumberHM5SO
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, October 10th, 2014 at 9:16pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 487329 N 4421750
Decimal Degrees39.94578333, -75.14831667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 39° 56.747', W 75° 8.899'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds39° 56' 44.82" N, 75° 8' 53.94" W
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Area Code(s)267, 484, 215, 610
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 252 S 4th St, Philadelphia PA 19106, US
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