“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Oradell in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)


Oradell Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 8, 2009
1. Oradell Marker
Inscription. Home of Commander Walter M. Schirra, Jr., USN, the first Jerseyman to orbit the Earth, Oct 3, 1962.
Location. 40° 57.258′ N, 74° 1.88′ W. Marker is in Oradell, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Kindermack Road and Oradell Avenue, on the right when traveling north on Kindermack Road. Touch for map. The small park behind the marker was dedicated to Astronaut Walter M. Schirra and is known as Schirra Park. Marker is in this post office area: Oradell NJ 07649, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Van Buskirk-Oakley House (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Oradell Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Oradell World War II Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Hagler’s Diner (approx. 0.3 miles away); Richard T. Cooper House (approx. 0.4 miles away); Soldier Hill (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Honor Of Our Heroic Citizens (approx. 1.3 miles away); Paramus Veterans Memorial (approx. 1.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oradell.
Regarding Oradell. The town held a parade to honor Astronaut Walter M. Schirra a few weeks after his mission when they dedicated the park and unveiled the marker.
Also see . . .
1. NASA’s Biography of Walter M. Schirra. (Submitted on May 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.)
2. Walter Schirra’s Obituary. Printed in the New York Times, May 4, 2007 (Submitted on May 10, 2009, by Syd Whittle of El Dorado Hills, California.) 
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 9, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,667 times since then and 31 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on May 9, 2009, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. • Syd Whittle was the editor who published this page.
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