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Camden in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Walt Whitman

(1819 - 1892)

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 14, 2020
1. Walt Whitman Marker
Inscription.  Standing just a few blocks from here on Mickle St.(now MLK Blvd.) is the historic home of America's "Poet of Democracy," Walt Whitman. In 1873, after suffering a stroke, Whitman moved to Camden to live closer to his family. He purchased the only house he ever owned in 1884, where he lived until his passing in 1892. While living in Camden, Whitman continued to write and create new editions of his life's work, Leaves of Grass.
 
Erected by Camden County, New Jersey.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. In addition, it is included in the Walt Whitman 🏳️‍🌈 series list.
 
Location. 39° 56.586′ N, 75° 7.827′ W. Marker is in Camden, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is at the intersection of Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard and Riverside Drive, in the median on Dr. Martin Luther King Boulevard. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 Riverside Dr, Camden NJ 08103, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. USS New Jersey Propeller (a few steps from this marker); Ulysses S. Wiggins Park
Walt Whitman Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Becker Jones, March 14, 2020
2. Walt Whitman Marker
(a few steps from this marker); American Merchant Marine Memorial (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); L-3 Communications (about 800 feet away); Battleship New Jersey (approx. ¼ mile away); M2 Browning (approx. ¼ mile away); Eyewitness to History (approx. ¼ mile away); Side View Turret #1 (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
 
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ, 🏳️‍🌈
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 22, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 43 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
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