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Long Branch in Monmouth County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James A. Garfield

 
 
President Garfield Death Site Marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
1. President Garfield Death Site Marker
A special train track was laid just to bring the dying president to his summer home in Long Branch, NJ so he could die by the ocean.
Inscription.
James A. Garfield
Twentieth President of
The United States
Born Nov 19, 1831 at Orange, Ohio
Died on this site, Sept. 19, 1881.

 
Location. 40° 15.833′ N, 73° 59.25′ W. Marker is in Long Branch, New Jersey, in Monmouth County. Marker is at the intersection of Garfield Road and Ocean Court on Garfield Road. Touch for map. Marker is on the boundary of a private residence near the intersection of the two streets. Marker is in this post office area: Long Branch NJ 07740, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Church of the Presidents (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dorothy Parker Birthplace (approx. 1.1 miles away); Corner of Ocean and Brighton Avenues (approx. 1 miles away); Brinley Grist Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); a different marker also named Brinley Grist Mill (approx. 1.7 miles away); Historic Site of Old Free Church Cemetery (approx. 1.8 miles away); New Era Anchor (approx. 2.2 miles away); Jersey Central Power & Light Employees (approx. 2.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Long Branch.
 
Regarding James A. Garfield. Although he was shot with a pistol by Charles Guiteau, most historians and medical
View of Garfield Marker from street. image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
2. View of Garfield Marker from street.
experts believe it was inept doctors who encouraged conditions leading to infection in Garfield's wounds that actually caused his death.
 
Also see . . .
1. Wikipedia entry for President Garfield. (Submitted on April 4, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.)
2. James Garfield - An interesting site that ties Alexander Graham Bell to his death. (Submitted on April 4, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.)
3. "The Ballad of Guiteau" A song from a Sondheim musical. Stephen Sondheim's musical Assassins includes the story of Charles J. Guiteau and his assassination of Garfield and features a song, "The Ballad of Guiteau." (Submitted on April 4, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.) 

4. James Abram Garfield at FindAGrave.com. (Submitted on September 16, 2013, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.)
 
Additional keywords. President Garfield Death Site
 
Categories. Notable PersonsPolitics
 
James A. Garfield Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, August 16, 2014
3. James A. Garfield Marker
Federal Crest at top of marker image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
4. Federal Crest at top of marker
President Garfield's summer home was once on this site. image. Click for full size.
By R. C.
5. President Garfield's summer home was once on this site.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 4, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,902 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on April 4, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey.   3. submitted on August 17, 2014, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.   4, 5. submitted on April 4, 2008, by R. C. of Shrewsbury, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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