Governors Island, NYC in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
the United States First Army
who served in the
of World War I
September 26 - November 11, 1918
Dedicated August 11, 1958
Location. 40° 41.244′ N, 74° 0.971′ W. Marker is in Governors Island, NYC, New York, in New York County. Marker is on Carder Road, on the left. Touch for map. This marker is on the north side of the island. After leaving the ferry, turn left and walk past the red brick building. It is in the opening beyond the building. Carder Road becomes Kimmel Road. There is an oyster farm (Bldg #114 - part of a NYC public school). Look on Google maps, see the route designation 478 (describing the Brooklyn-Battery (now the Hugh L Carey Tunnel). Marker is at or near this postal address: Building #114 (Next to), New York NY 10004, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Yankee Pier (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The South Battery (about 400 feet away); The Buttermilk Channel and Brooklyn Waterfront (about 400 feet away); a different marker also named The South Battery (about 400 feet away); John Peter Zenger (about 400 feet away); The Fort Jay Theater (about 400 feet away); Comfort Road (about 400 feet away); Maj. General Hanson E. Ely Retirement (about 400 feet away).
Regarding Meuse-Argonne Point. Governors Island was a US Army location from 1783. It was Headquarters for the US First Army from 1939 to 1966, then it became a US Coast Guard station.
Categories. • War, World I •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 217 times since then and 7 times this year. Photo 1. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Philip Gilson of Brooklyn, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.