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Dumont in Bergen County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

In Grateful Remembrance

 
 
Dumont Memorial image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
1. Dumont Memorial
The monument contains the names of 125 Dumont citizens who served during World War I.
Inscription.
In grateful remembrance
of the
Citizens of Dumont
who so nobly answered their country’s call to arms to fight in the Great War for Liberty and Democracy
1917 - 1919

[A list of names follow]

Along this road Washington and his Army marched in our War for Independence.

Here during the World War more than a million American soldiers passed on their way to Camp Merritt for service overseas and on their return.
 
Location. 40° 56.423′ N, 73° 59.641′ W. Marker is in Dumont, New Jersey, in Bergen County. Marker is at the intersection of Washington Avenue and Madison Avenue, on the left when traveling north on Washington Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Dumont NJ 07628, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Old North Church (here, next to this marker); Derick Banta House (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Camp Merritt Memorial (approx. 0.9 miles away); Camp Merritt (approx. 0.9 miles away); South Church (approx. 0.9 miles away); African American Baptist Church Cemetery
Marker at the Old North Church image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
2. Marker at the Old North Church
This church was organized in 1723 as the Schraalenburgh Reformed Dutch Church.
(approx. 0.9 miles away); Old Slave Cemetery (approx. 0.9 miles away); Zabriskie-Christie House (approx. one mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dumont.
 
Categories. MilitaryNotable PlacesPatriots & PatriotismWar, US RevolutionaryWar, World I
 
Camp Merritt Obelisk image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 30, 2008
3. Camp Merritt Obelisk
The obelisk marks the center of Camp Merritt. It is located several blocks east of this marker.
 
 
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