West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Mina Miller Edison
Women's Heritage Trail
Mina Miller Edison was not content simply to be the wife of America's most famous inventor. As a devout Methodist, she firmly believed that each individual possesses the power to make positive change in their community. Her passion for gardening led her to support organizations that delivered flowers to shut-ins and developed children's gardens in underprivileged neighborhoods. Her work with Eleanor Roosevelt and the National Recreation Association furthered her involvement in public recreation and beautification.
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Glenmont, the home of Thomas Alva and Mina Miller Edison, is on the New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail because of Mina's exemplary commitment to her community, which made significant contributions to the health and recreation of New Jersey residents.
The New Jersey Women's Heritage Trail highlights a collection of historical sites located around the state that represent
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Churches & Religion • Women. In addition, it is included in the Eleanor Roosevelt, and the New Jersey Women’s Heritage Trail series lists.
Location. 40° 47.218′ N, 74° 14.378′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker is on Honeysuckle Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in Llewellyn Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: West Orange NJ 07052, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Edison’s Home, Glenmont (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenhouse and Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Llewellyn Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Glenmont (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Estate Staff (about 400 feet away); Garage (about 400 feet away); Japanese Stone Lanterns (about 600 feet away); Access Granted (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
More about this marker. A portrait of Mina Miller Edison appears at the lower left of he marker.
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 432 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.