West Orange in Essex County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
National Historic Site
Thomas Alva Edison
from 1886 to his death
on October 18, 1931.
Here three children
were born to him and
his wife, Mina.
The Library over the
entranceway was his
for many ideas which
later took shape at
the Edison Laboratory
in the valley below.
National Park Service
Department of the Interior
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Science & Medicine. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1870.
Location. 40° 47.183′ N, 74° 14.447′ W. Marker is in West Orange, New Jersey, in Essex County. Marker can be reached from Honeysuckle Road, on the left when traveling west. 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. The Estate Staff (here, next to this marker); Llewellyn Park (within shouting distance of this marker); Japanese Stone Lanterns Edison’s Home, Glenmont (within shouting distance of this marker); Greenhouse and Barn (within shouting distance of this marker); Mina Miller Edison (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Garage (about 500 feet away); Llewellyn Park Gatehouse (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in West Orange.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Take a tour of the markers at Thomas Edison's Glenmont homesite.
Also see . . .
1. Edison National Historic Site. National Park Service. (Submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. The Biography of Thomas Edison. "... Thomas Edison was more responsible than any one else for creating the modern world .... No one did more to shape the physical/cultural makeup of present day civilization.... Accordingly, he was the most influential figure of the millennium...." The Heroes Of The Age: Electricity And Man (Submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 24, 2019. It was originally submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,444 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on July 29, 2016, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on July 28, 2008, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.