Camden in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
May 31, 1819-March 26, 1892
Author of Leaves of Grass, the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed. His life was an affirmation of freedom. His poetry was a celebration of life and his philosophy was a preparation for death.
I depart as air, I shake my white locks
at the runaway sun.
I effuse my flesh in eddies, and drift it
in lacy jags.
I bequeath myself to the dirt to grow
from the grass I love.
If you want to see me again look for me under
your boot soles.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Cemeteries & Burial Sites. In addition, it is included in the Walt Whitman series list.
Location. 39° 55.577′ N, 75° 5.613′ W. Marker is in Camden, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker can be reached from Haddon Avenue, 0.1 miles east of Vesper Boulevard, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1640 Haddon Ave, Camden NJ 08103, 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. South Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 Route 30/130 Cooper River Bridge: A Component of the Cooper River Park (approx. half a mile away); General Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. 0.8 miles away); Champion School (approx. 1.2 miles away); Old Newton Friends Burial Ground (approx. 1.3 miles away); Lewis L. Coriell, MD, PhD (approx. 1.4 miles away); Bascom S. Waugh, MD (approx. 1.4 miles away); Veteran's Island (approx. 1½ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Camden.
Additional keywords. LGBT, LGBTQ
Credits. This page was last revised on May 1, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 26, 2021, by Thomas Anderson of Haddon Township, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 54 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 26, 2021, by Thomas Anderson of Haddon Township, New Jersey. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.