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Whitehouse in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Blue Star Highway

 
 
Blue Star Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 12, 2011
1. Blue Star Highway Marker
Inscription. New Jersey was the first to propose naming a highway in honor of WWII veterans. The Blue Star sign placed here was the nation's first to identify a highway as such.
 
Erected 2011 by Hunterdon County Cultural And Heritage Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the New Jersey, Hunterdon County Cultural and Heritage Commission marker series.
 
Location. 40° 37.01′ N, 74° 44.45′ W. Marker is in Whitehouse, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is on New Jersey Route 22, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Whitehouse NJ 08888, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Whitehouse Veterans Monument (approx. 0.7 miles away); Leake - Stillwell Mills (approx. one mile away); "From Here They Served" (approx. 1.4 miles away); Rockaway Valley Railroad 1888 (approx. 1.5 miles away); White House Station (approx. 1.6 miles away); Site of Colonel John Mehelm House (approx. 1.7 miles away); Readington Township Veterans Monument (approx. 2 miles away); Great War Heroes. (approx. 2.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Whitehouse.
 
Also see . . .
Blue Star Highway Marker image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 12, 2011
2. Blue Star Highway Marker
 Blue Star Highway. The history of the Blue Star Memorial Highways program. (Submitted on August 14, 2011, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Patriots & PatriotismRoads & VehiclesWar, World II
 
Blue Star Highway Marker & Original Sign image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 12, 2011
3. Blue Star Highway Marker & Original Sign
Original Blue Star Memorial Drive Sign - 1946 image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 12, 2011
4. Original Blue Star Memorial Drive Sign - 1946
Reverse side of Blue Star Memorial Drive sign image. Click for full size.
By Alan Edelson, August 12, 2011
5. Reverse side of Blue Star Memorial Drive sign
The Blue Star Memorial Drive is a living tribute to the men and women of New Jersey who served in the armed forces of World War II. Initially, Blue Star Memorial Drive followed this road (USS22 / NJ28) its routes marked by tablets and flowering dogwood trees. This original route marker was re-dedicated 2003. Hunterdon County Cultural And Heritage Commission Hunterdon County Road Department
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 12, 2011, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 655 times since then and 42 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on August 12, 2011, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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