New York in New York County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
erects this statue to the
memory of a citizen whose
genius has contributed
to the greatness of the
republic and the progress
of the world.
April 26, 1893.
On July 31, 1803, John Ericsson was
Born in Langsbanshytten, Sweden
Died in New York March 8, 1889
Erected 1893 by City of New York.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Civil. A significant historical month for this entry is March 1882.
Location. 40° 42.217′ N, 74° 0.872′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker can be reached from State Street, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located in the northeast part of Battery Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10004, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Ericsson Statue (here, next to this marker); This Ancient Cannon (within shouting distance of this marker); Fort George (within shouting distance of this marker); Wireless Operators Memorial (within shouting distance of this Netherlands Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Netherlands Memorial (about 300 feet away); Historic Battery Park & Castle Clinton (about 300 feet away); American Merchant Marine (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. A marker for John Ericsson in Washington, D.C.
Also see . . .
1. The Battle of the Ironclads, 1862. EyeWitness to History.com website. (Submitted on November 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. The Battery: John Ericsson. The official Parks Department description of the monument. (Submitted on December 12, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
3. John Ericsson. Wikipedia biography. (Submitted on April 11, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 23, 2021. It was originally submitted on November 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 904 times since then and 10 times this year. Last updated on April 3, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on November 25, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 8. submitted on March 21, 2015, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.