Cresskill in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Camp Merritt Memorial
This monument marks the center of the camp and faces the highway over which more than a million American soldiers passed on their way to and from the World War 1917-1919.
Erected by the State of New Jersey, the County of Bergen, The Bergen County Historical Society, Officers and men of Camp Merritt. Many patriotic citizens and the Camp Merritt Memorial Association.
Erected 1924 by State of New Jersey, the County of Bergen, The Bergen County Historical Society, Officers and men of Camp Merritt. Many patriotic citizens and the Camp Merritt Memorial Association.
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 (here, next to this marker); The Christie-Parsels House 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).
Regarding Camp Merritt Memorial. Total troop movement through Camp Merritt to and from overseas were as follows:
Troops going overseas ... 578,566
Troops from overseas ... 509,515
Total. . . . 1,088,081
This includes men from every State in the Union and our overseas possessions. At the time of this memorial's dedication, more troops had moved through Camp Merritt than in any camp in the history of our country.
Also see . . . Camp Merritt. Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on April 30, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
1. Camp Merritt
At the base if the monument, formed in the concrete floor, is an aerial view of the camp showing the
— Submitted May 22, 2010.
Categories. • Forts, Castles • Military • Notable Places • War, World I •
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