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William H. Seward

 
 
William H. Seward Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
1. William H. Seward Marker
Inscription.  
Governor

U. S. Senator

Secretary of State
of   U. S.

 
Erected 1876.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
 
Location. 40° 44.49′ N, 73° 59.329′ W. Marker is in New York, New York, in New York County. Marker is at the intersection of Broadway and E 23rd Street, on the left when traveling south on Broadway. Marker is located on the southwest corner of Madison Square Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: New York NY 10010, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commemorating the 50th Anniversary of the New York City Pride March (a few steps from this marker); Star of Hope (within shouting distance of this marker); New York Fire Department – City of New York (within shouting distance of this marker); Eternal Light Flagstaff (within shouting distance of this marker); To Our Heroes (within shouting distance of this marker); Fifth Avenue Building (within shouting
William H. Seward Statue image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
2. William H. Seward Statue
Seward served as Lincoln's Secretary of State during the Civil War. His purchase of Alaska was ridiculed at the time as “Seward's Folly.”
distance of this marker); 200 Fifth Avenue Clock (within shouting distance of this marker); Flatiron Building (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in New York.
 
Also see . . .
1. William H. Seward (1801-1872). Mr. Lincoln’s White House website. (Submitted on April 1, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. William Seward Statue. New York City Department of Parks & Recreation website. (Submitted on April 1, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

3. The Wm. H. Seward Statue -- Madison Square. "Daytonian in Manhattan" entry. (Submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
Seward in Madison Square Park image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, March 26, 2011
3. Seward in Madison Square Park
William Seward was the first New Yorker to have a monument erected in his honor in New York City.
Closeup of William Seward image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2007
4. Closeup of William Seward
William H. Seward Statue in Summer image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, July 28, 2007
5. William H. Seward Statue in Summer
William H. Seward image. Click for full size.
from the Auburn Citizen, unknown
6. William H. Seward
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 13, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 615 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 1, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   6. submitted on April 13, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.
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