Newark in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Wars of America
What the fathers under the limitations of circumstance failed to complete became the voluntary task of Amos Hoagland Van Horn, a Civil War veteran and patriotic citizen of Newark, whose generous legacy at his death in 1908, provided for the adjacent monument.
The passer-by profitably may reflect upon the prophetic “Jubilee Stone” of 1826 and its fulfillment.
Erected in this sesquicentennial year of 1926.
Back of Monument:
One hundred years ago the citizens of Newark set up on this spot a stone marked to be the foundation of a monument in grateful commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of American Independence and it is our privilege
Let love of liberty be joined to acceptance of responsibility and a steadfast hold on unity and the life of out nation is secure. A good citizen of Newark, Amos H. Van Horn on his death in MCMVIII gave us by his will the opportunity and the obligation to erect in his city three monuments. * * One to Washington, who established us in liberty and responsibility, one to Lincoln, who guided us to a permanent unity, and this to the spirit which has again and again moved our fellow countrymen to purchase for us in the face of death itself an abiding freedom at the price of duty done.
East of Monument:
The citizens of Newark in grateful commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of American Independence have on this 4th day of July A.D. 1826, deposited this stone as the foundation of a monumental memorial here to be erected and when the dilapidations of time shall discover this inscription to future generations.
May the light of the Gospel illuminate the whole world.
Location. 40° 44.325′ N, 74° 10.186′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Broad Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is located in Military Park. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Historic Plane Tree (within shouting distance of this marker); Archie Callahan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (about 300 feet away); “Hitherto Hath The Lord Helped Us” (about 400 feet away); Philip Kearny (about 400 feet away); Training Place (about 400 feet away); Elisha Boudinot and General Lafayette (about 500 feet away); First School Safety Patrol in America (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Categories. • Patriots & Patriotism •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on October 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,154 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10. submitted on October 31, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.