Belleville in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
1451 - 1506
who had the foresight
courage and determination
to venture into the unknown
and discover America.
Presented to the
Township of Belleville
on October 12, 1996
Belleville Italian American
Civic Assn. Inc.
Pres. Joseph Fornarotto
Erected 1996 by Belleville Italian American Civic Assn. Inc.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Exploration.
Location. 40° 47.187′ N, 74° 9.18′ W. Marker is in Belleville, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Washington Avenue (New Jersey Route 7) north of Belleville Avenue, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located in front of Belleville Town Hall. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Belleville NJ 07109, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Victory (a few steps from this marker); 150th Anniversary of Belleville (a few steps from this marker); Belleville First Fire House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Josiah Hornblower (approx. 0.2 miles Belleville Reformed Church Cemetery (approx. 0.2 miles away); Revolutionary War Soldiers Monument (approx. 0.2 miles away); School Number One (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Dutch Church (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Belleville.
More about this marker. The monument consists of a bust of Christopher Columbus atop a granite pedestal. An image of crossed American and Italian flags appear on the pedestal.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on November 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 385 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 5, 2011, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.