“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Oradell in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Oradell Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Michael Herrick, May 8, 2009
1. Oradell Marker
Home of Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr., USN, the first Jerseyman to orbit the Earth, Oct 3, 1962.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Air & Space. A significant historical year for this entry is 1962.
Location. 40° 57.258′ N, 74° 1.88′ W. Marker is in Oradell, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Kindermack Road and Oradell Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Kindermack Road. The small park behind the marker was dedicated to Astronaut Walter M. Schirra and is known as Schirra Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Oradell NJ 07649, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Buskirk-Oakley House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oradell Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oradell World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hagler’s Diner (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richard T. Cooper House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldier Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); Water at the Hackensack Water Works (approx. 0.6 miles away); Ecology Along the Hackensack River (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oradell.
Regarding Oradell.
Walter M. Schirra, Jr. image. Click for full size.
via NASA, unknown
2. Walter M. Schirra, Jr.
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The town held a parade to honor Astronaut Walter M. Schirra a few weeks after his mission when they dedicated the park and unveiled the marker.
Also see . . .
1. Walter M. Schirra. NASA website entry (Submitted on May 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 

2. Walter Schirra’s Obituary. Printed in the New York Times, May 4, 2007 (Submitted on May 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of Mesa, Arizona.) 
Additional keywords. astronaut
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2021. It was originally submitted on May 9, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,851 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on May 9, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.   2. submitted on December 15, 2021, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.

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May. 26, 2022