Signers of the Declaration: Historic Places Commemorating the Signing of the Declaration of Independence


Robert G. Ferris

Series: Historical Figures
BISAC: HIS036030

This book incorporates a comprehensive survey of sites and buildings associated with the signers of the Declaration of Independence. The book highlights the sites where freedom was forged and our founding fathers actually made the decisions which have stood the severest tests of time. With the assistance of this book, many more people may come to know the sites and structures frequented by the signers of the Declaration, to visit them personally, and to appreciate more deeply the importance of their preservation.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Chapter I. Signers of the Declaration: Historical Background
Chapter II. Signers of the Declaration: Biographical Sketches
John Adams • Massachusetts
Samuel Adams • Massachusetts
Josiah Bartlett • New Hampshire
Carter Braxton • Virginia
Charles Carroll • Maryland
Samuel Chase • Maryland
Abraham Clark • New Jersey
George Clymer • Pennsylvania
William Ellery • Rhode Island
William Floyd • New York
Benjamin Franklin • Pennsylvania
Elbridge Gerry • Massachusetts
Button Gwinnett • Georgia
Lyman Hall • Georgia
John Hancock • Massachusetts
Benjamin Harrison • Virginia
John Hart • New Jersey
Joseph Hewes • North Carolina
Thomas Heyward, Jr. • South Carolina
William Hooper • North Carolina
Stephen Hopkins • Rhode Island
Francis Hopkinson • New Jersey
Samuel Huntington • Connecticut
Thomas Jefferson • Virginia
Francis Lightfoot Lee • Virginia
Richard Henry Lee • Virginia
Francis Lewis • New York
Philip Livingston • New York
Thomas Lynch, Jr. • South Carolina
Thomas McKean • Delaware
Arthur Middleton • South Carolina
Lewis Morris • New York
Robert Morris • Pennsylvania
John Morton • Pennsylvania
Thomas Nelson, Jr. • Virginia
William Paca • Maryland
Robert Treat Paine • Massachusetts
John Penn • North Carolina
George Read • Delaware
Caesar Rodney • Delaware
George Ross • Pennsylvania
Benjamin Rush • Pennsylvania
Edward Rutledge • South Carolina
Roger Sherman • Connecticut
James Smith • Pennsylvania
Richard Stockton • New Jersey
Thomas Stone • Maryland
George Taylor • Pennsylvania
Matthew Thornton • New Hampshire
George Walton • Georgia
William Whipple • New Hampshire
William Williams • Connecticut
James Wilson • Pennsylvania
John Witherspoon • New Jersey
Oliver Wolcott • Connecticut
George Wythe • Virginia
Chapter III. Signers of the Declaration: Survey of Historic Sites and Buildings
Huntington Birthplace, Conn.
Huntington House, Conn.
Williams Birthplace, Conn.
Williams House, Conn.
Wolcott House, Conn.
The White House, D.C.
College Hill, Ga.
Meadow Garden, Ga.
Tabby Cottage, Ga.
Whipple Birthplace, Maine
Carroll Mansion, Md.
Carrollton Manor, Md.
Chase-Lloyd House, Md.
Deshon-Caton-Carroll House, Md.
Doughoregan Manor, Md.
Habre-de-Venture, Md.
Paca House, Md.
Peggy Stewart House, Md.
Adams (John) Birthplace, Mass.
Adams (John Quincy) Birthplace, Mass.
Adams National Historic Site, Mass.
Elmwood, Mass.
Gerry Birthplace, Mass.
Hancock-Clarke House, Mass.
Bartlett House, N.H.
Moffatt-Ladd House, N.H.
Thornton House, N.H.
Hopkinson House, N.J.
Maybury Hill, N.J.
Morven, N.J.
President’s House, N.J.
Tusculum, N.J.
Floyd Birthplace (Fire Island National
Seashore), N.Y.
General Floyd House, N.Y.
Iredell House, N.C.
Nash-Hooper House, N.C.
Independence National Historical Park, Pa.
Parsons-Taylor House, Pa.
Shippen-Wistar House, Pa.
Summerseat, Pa.
Taylor House, Pa.
Governor Hopkins House, R.I.
Heyward-Washington House, S.C.
Hopsewee-on-the-Santee, S.C.
Middleton Place, S.C.
Rutledge House, S.C.
Berkeley, Va.
Elsing Green, Va.
Menokin, Va.
Monticello, Va.
Mount Airy, Va.
Nelson House (Colonial National
Historical Park), Va.
Poplar Forest, Va.
Stratford Hall, Va.
Tuckahoe, Va.
Wythe House, Va.
The Declaration and Its History
Text of the Declaration
History of the Document
Suggested Reading
Criteria for Selection of Historic Sites of National Significance
Art and Picture Credits
Map: Signers of the Declaration—Historic Sites of National Significance

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