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Jersey City in Hudson County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

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Marker on Liberty Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
1. Marker on Liberty Island
Inscription.
Height from base to torch           151’ 1”       (46.50m)
Pedestal foundation to torch       305’ 1”       (92.99m)
Length of hand                            16’ 5”        (5.00m)
Index finger                                 8’ 0”          (2.44m)
Size of fingernail                         13” x 10”   (.33x.25m)
Head from chin to cranium         17’ 3”        (5.26m)
Head width from ear to ear         10’ 0”        (3.05m)
Distance across eye                     2’ 6”          (.76m)
Length of nose                             4’ 6”        (1.48m)
Right Arm length                        42’ 0”       (12.80m)
Right arm greatest thickness       12’ 0”         (3.66m)
Thickness of waist                      35’ 0”       (10.67m)
Width of mouth                           3’ 0”        (.91m)
Tablet length                               23’ 7”       (7.19m)
Tablet width                               13’ 7”       (4.14m)
Tablet thickness                          2’ 0”        (.61m)
Height of granite pedestal           89’ 0”       (27.13m)
Height of foundation                  65’ 0”       (19.81m)
Weight of copper used       200,000 pounds       (100 tons)
Weight of steel
Marker on Liberty Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
2. Marker on Liberty Island
used          250,000 pounds       (125 tons)
Total weight       450,000 pounds       (225 tons)
 
Erected by National Park Service.
 
Location. 40° 41.393′ N, 74° 2.789′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Click for map. Marker is located on Liberty Island, near the food concession area. Marker is in this post office area: Jersey City NJ 07304, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Inside the Statue (here, next to this marker); Symbolism (here, next to this marker); “Mother of Exiles” (a few steps from this marker); Emma Lazarus (a few steps from this marker); “The New Colossus” (a few steps from this marker); Bartholdi (a few steps from this marker); The New Colossus (a few steps from this marker); New York Sculptures (a few steps from this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Jersey City.
 
More about this marker. Closeups of the Statue of Liberty’s tablet, torch and nose appear at the top of the marker.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicMan-Made Features
 
Statue of Libery image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
3. Statue of Libery
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 270 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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