Huntington Station in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Born here May 31, 1819
Wrote "Leaves of Grass."
The Poet of Democracy.
Teacher & journalist.
Tended Civil War wounded.
Erected 2019 by William G. Pomeroy Foundation. (Marker Number 560.)
Marker series. This marker is included in the William G. Pomeroy Foundation marker series.
Location. 40° 49.024′ N, 73° 24.672′ W. Marker is in Huntington Station, New York, in Suffolk County. Marker is on Walt Whitman Road (New York State Route 110) south of Norwich Road, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Huntington Station NY 11746, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Home of John Whitman (approx. 0.4 miles away); Site of Civilian Conservation Corps Camp 1934-1938 (approx. half a mile away); Site of Stone Fort (approx. 0.6 miles away); Nathaniel Whitman (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peace and Plenty Inn (approx. ¾ mile away); Mountain Mist Spring West Hills School (approx. 0.9 miles away); Col. George Washington Brush (approx. 1.4 miles away).
More about this marker. The marker is located on SR 110 (Walt Whitman Road), outside the fence on the east side of the Walt Whitman State Historic Site. Note there is no entrance to the site on the east side; access to the historic site is on the Old Walt Whitman Road side (246 Old Walt Whitman Road).
Also see . . . Walt Whitman (Wikipedia). "Walt Whitman (May 31, 1819 – March 26, 1892) was an American poet, essayist, and journalist. A humanist, he was a part of the transition between transcendentalism and realism, incorporating both views in his works. Whitman is among the most influential poets in the American canon, often called the father of free verse. His work was controversial in its time, particularly his poetry collection Leaves of Grass, which was described as obscene for its overt sensuality. Whitman's own life came under scrutiny for his presumed homosexuality." (Submitted on November 7, 2019.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on November 7, 2019. This page originally submitted on November 7, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 45 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on November 7, 2019, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.