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

The American Immigrant Wall of Honor

 
 
The American Immigrant Wall of Honor  Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
1. The American Immigrant Wall of Honor Marker
Inscription.
The American Immigrant Wall of Honor
celebrates the peopling of America.

The names of individuals and families
are inscribed on the wall for posterity as gifts of remembrance through donations made to restore and maintain Ellis Island.

The circular wall contains over 500,000 names.
It measures 262 feet across and 664 feet in length.
The straight wall contains 56,000 names
and is 213 feet in length.

There are three separate alphabetical listings:
those names registered before 1993, on panels 7-484,
those names registered between 1993 and 1995, on panels 485-579,
and those names registered between 1995 and 1998, on panels 581-650.

You can find individual entries and their exact panel locations in a computerized register located in the museum.

The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc.
Statue of Liberty National Monument and Ellis Island
Department of the Interior
National Park Service

 
Location. 40° 41.962′ N, 74° 2.35′ W. Marker is in Jersey City, New Jersey, in Hudson County. Click for map. The marker is located at the north end of Ellis Island. 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
Wall of Honor Reverse Side image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
2. Wall of Honor Reverse Side
Identical text appears on each side of the marker
distance of this marker. Fort Gibson: The Other Ellis Island Story (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Gibson: Uncovering the Past (within shouting distance of this marker); Delaware Indian Burials (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Gibson: Ammunition to Immigration (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Gibson: Oyster Banks to Batteries (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named The American Immigrant Wall of Honor (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Gibson: Defending the Approaches (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort Gibson: The New York Harbor System (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Jersey City.
 
More about this marker. A map of the Wall of Honor appears at the bottom of the marker.
 
Also see . . .  The American Immigrant Wall of Honor. The Statue of Liberty-Ellis Island Foundation, Inc. website. (Submitted on November 25, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Landmarks
 
Marker on Ellis Island image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
3. Marker on Ellis Island
The American Immigrant Wall of Honor and Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
4. The American Immigrant Wall of Honor and Marker
The circular portion of the American Immigrant Wall of Honor can be seen in the background.
The American Immigrant Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
5. The American Immigrant Wall of Honor
The American Immigrant Wall of Honor image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, November 7, 2011
6. The American Immigrant Wall of Honor
The Ellis Island Immigration Building can be seen behind the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 663 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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