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

Kinderkamack

 
 
Kinderkamack Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, June 28, 2008
1. Kinderkamack Marker
Inscription. An area which in colonial times included part of Emerson, Kinderkamack extended southward into part of River Edge. The name is found recorded as early as 1686. This portion became Etna in the late 19th century and Emerson in 1909. The road which bears the name was surveyed during the Revolution and used by American and British troops. Today the name remains only in the main route north from Hackensack to Montvale.
Sponsored by the Emerson Bicentennial Commission 1976

 
Erected 1976 by Bergen County Historical Society. (Marker Number 70.)
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Bergen County Historical Society marker series.
 
Location. 40° 58.511′ N, 74° 1.618′ W. Marker is in Emerson, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Kinderkamack Road (County Route 503) and Linwood Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Kinderkamack Road. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emerson NJ 07630, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Emerson Veterans Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); Site of Bogertís Mill
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By Bill Coughlin
2. Marker on Kinderkamack Road
The term "Kinderkamack" comes from the language of the Lenni-Lenape Native Americans, meaning "place of ceremonial dance and worship.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Soldier Hill (approx. one mile away); Westwood World War I Monument (approx. 1.1 miles away); Sgt. Ralph W. Lester (approx. 1.2 miles away); Westwood Veterans Monument (approx. 1.2 miles away); Charles A. Bellon (approx. 1.2 miles away); Westwood Fire Department Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away).
 
Also see . . .  Bergen County Historical Society. (Submitted on June 29, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraRoads & VehiclesWar, US Revolutionary
 
Emerson Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin
3. Emerson Marker
During the Revolutionary War, troops under the Marquis de Lafayette camped along this road, further south in what today is Oradell.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,936 times since then and 7 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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