Elizabeth in Union County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
who died national heroes
as members of the crew of the
January 28, 1986
Erected in their memory by the students of Elizabeth
October 22, 1986
Francis R. Scobee Commander
Michael J. Smith Lt. Comdr. USN
Ellison S. Onizuka Lt. Col. USAF
Ronald E. McNair Ph. D.
Judith A. Resnik Ph. D.
Sharon Christa McAuliffe
First Teacher in Space
Gregory B. Jarvis
Erected 1986 by Students of Elizabeth, NJ.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Air & Space • Patriots & Patriotism. A significant historical month for this entry is January 1669.
Location. 40° 39.815′ N, 74° 12.678′ W. Marker is in Elizabeth, New Jersey, in Union County. Marker is on Winfield Scott Place, on the left when traveling south. Marker is located in Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Elizabeth NJ 07201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. General Winfield Scott (within shouting distance of this marker); Washington’s Inaugural Bicentennial (within shouting distance of this marker); Boxwood Hall (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Property of John Ogden 1680 (about 600 feet away); The Belcher-Ogden Mansion (about 700 feet away); The Nathaniel Bonnell House 1682 (about 700 feet away); Old Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Presbyterian Church Burial Grounds and Elizabethtown Academy (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Elizabeth.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains an American flag and the NASA logo. The monument itself features a bas relief of the Space Shuttle Challenger which is surrounded by images of the crew.
Also see . . . Challenger Disaster - A NASA Tragedy. (Submitted on March 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on March 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 693 times since then and 26 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on March 8, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 5. submitted on June 7, 2012, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.