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Huntington Station in Suffolk County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Walt Whitman

 
 
Walt Whitman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
1. Walt Whitman Marker
Inscription.  
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. mile away); Mountain Mist Spring
Walt Whitman Marker - wide view, looking north on Walt Whitman Road. image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
2. Walt Whitman Marker - wide view, looking north on Walt Whitman Road.
(approx. 0.8 miles away); 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.) 
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, Music
 
Walt Whitman house of birth image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
3. Walt Whitman house of birth
The house is located at the state historical site, and is accessible with the accompaniment of a docent from the interpretive center.
Additional Walt Whitman marker <i>(click on photo to enlarge)</i> image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
4. Additional Walt Whitman marker (click on photo to enlarge)
Adjacent to the Whitman house is this marker, placed in 1903 by the Colonial Society of Huntington, to mark the place of Whitman's birth.
Statue of Walt Whitman by John Giannotti, located on the grounds of his birthplace image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, September 4, 2019
5. Statue of Walt Whitman by John Giannotti, located on the grounds of his birthplace
Walt Whitman image. Click for full size.
Image courtesy of the New York Public Library, circa 1895
6. Walt Whitman
 

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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.
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