Newark in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
This Liberty Pole
Stands on the site
of the original Liberty Pole
erected July 3, 1793.
Military Park, first known as
“The Training Place,”
was set apart as
the town common in 1669.
During the Civil War thousands of
men enlisted at the recruiting
tents set up in this park.
assisted by the pupils of the Newark Public Schools
Newark Day, November 4, 1918.
Erected 1918 by Schoolmen’s Club.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Places • War, US Civil • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 44.25′ N, 74° 10.253′ W. Marker is in Newark, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Broad Street and Raymond Blvd, on the left when traveling south on Broad Street. Marker is at the southern end of Military Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Newark NJ 07104, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Elisha Boudinot and General Lafayette (within shouting First School Safety Patrol in America (within shouting distance of this marker); “Hitherto Hath The Lord Helped Us” (within shouting distance of this marker); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (within shouting distance of this marker); Archie Callahan (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Wars of America (about 600 feet away); Historic Plane Tree (about 700 feet away); Philip Kearny (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newark.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 966 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on October 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.