Rutherford in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
U.S.S. Maine Memorial
Destroyed in Havana Harbor
February 15th 1898
This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine
the school children and
citizens of Rutherford
under the auspices of
John T. Hilton Camp No. 3 U.S.W.V.
May 30th 1914
Erected 1914 by School children and citizens of Rutherford under the auspices of John T. Hilton Camp No. 3 U.S.W.V.
Topics and series. This historical marker memorial is listed in this topic list: War, Spanish-American. In addition, it is included in the U.S.S. Maine Memorial Plaques series list. A significant historical month for this entry is February 1732.
Location. 40° 49.511′ N, 74° 6.493′ W. Marker is in Rutherford, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Highland Cross and Lincoln Ave, on the right when traveling west on Highland Cross. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rutherford NJ 07070, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rutherford Vietnam & Korea Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Gettysburg AddressJohn Rutherfurd (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Rutherford World War II Memorial (about 300 feet away); Rutherford Veterans of War (about 400 feet away); United Spanish War Veterans (about 400 feet away); Rutherford World War I Monument (about 500 feet away); The Passaic River (approx. ¾ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rutherford.
More about this memorial. Pro Patria can be loosely translated as, "for country."
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. About 1,000 of these markers were made and distributed throughout the country.
Also see . . .
1. USS Maine - Department of the Navy. (Submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. Remember the Maine. (Submitted on April 2, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 2,566 times since then and 12 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 1, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.