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Cresskill in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Camp Merritt

 
 
Camp Merritt Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
1. Camp Merritt Marker
Inscription. Established A.D. 1917 for use in connection with the port of embarkation at Hoboken New Jersey.

Named in honor of Major-General Wesley Merritt

Continously in service of his country July 1, 1855 to June 16, 1900
 
Location. 40° 56.469′ N, 73° 58.61′ W. Marker is in Cresskill, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is on Camp Merritt Memorial Circle, in the median. Click for map. Marker is in the middle of the Camp Merritt Memorial Circle, at the intersection of Madison Ave and Knickerbocker Road. Marker is in this post office area: Cresskill NJ 07626, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Camp Merritt Memorial (here, next to this marker); The Christie-Parsels House (approx. 0.7 miles away); Derick Banta House (approx. 0.9 miles away); African American Baptist Church Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Slave Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Old North Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); In Grateful Remembrance (approx. 0.9 miles away); Schraalenburgh Road (approx. one mile away).
 
Also see . . .  Camp Merritt. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Forts, CastlesMilitaryNotable PlacesWar, World I
 
Marker in Camp Merritt Memorial Circle Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
2. Marker in Camp Merritt Memorial Circle
Between 1917-1919, during World War I, more than a million American soldiers passed through Camp Merritt on their way to Hoboken for passage to France.
Camp Merritt Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
3. Camp Merritt Monument
The marker is on the opposite side of the obelisk, which is at the center of the Camp Merritt site.
Detail of Camp Merritt Monument Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
4. Detail of Camp Merritt Monument
This marker is on the opposite side.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,963 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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