“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Camden, New Jersey

Clickable Map of Camden County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Camden County, NJ (115) Atlantic County, NJ (276) Burlington County, NJ (325) Gloucester County, NJ (55) Philadelphia County, PA (1465)  CamdenCounty(115) Camden County (115)  AtlanticCounty(276) Atlantic County (276)  BurlingtonCounty(325) Burlington County (325)  GloucesterCounty(55) Gloucester County (55)  PhiladelphiaCountyPennsylvania(1465) Philadelphia County (1465)
Camden is the county seat for Camden County
Camden is in Camden County
      Camden County (115)  
      Atlantic County (276)  
      Burlington County (325)  
      Gloucester County (55)  
      Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania (1465)  
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1New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — American Merchant Marine Memorial
. . . Map (db m7430) HM
2New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Bascom S. Waugh, MD1909 - 1992
Bascom S. Waugh was the first African-American physician at Cooper University Hospital, a specialist in Internal Medicine and later in Cardiology. He served during World War II and was a flight surgeon for the 332nd Fighter Group, the legendary . . . Map (db m146680) HM
3New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Battleship New Jersey
Battleship New Jersey The USS New Jersey (BB-62) launched from the Philadelphia Naval Shipyard on December 7, 1942, and served in World War II, the Korean War, the Vietnam War, and as part of a multinational force of peacekeepers during the . . . Map (db m133527) HM WM
4New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Benjamin Franklin Bridge
The Benjamin Franklin Bridge, originally named the Delaware River Bridge, opened on Jul 1, 1926, after four years of construction. Commuter rail service was added in 1936. At the time of completion, the Benjamin Franklin Bridge was the world's . . . Map (db m146412) HM
5New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Benjamin Franklin Bridge
Although efforts to build a bridge connecting Camden with Philadelphia began in 1818, it wasn't until 1926 that a bridge was completed. Ferries provided transportation across the Delaware River as early as the 1680's and contributed to the growth . . . Map (db m190722) HM
6New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Camden Civil War Memorial
Our Heroic DeadMap (db m146675) WM
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7New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Campbell Soup Company
Joseph Campbell and Abraham Anderson formed the Anderson and Campbell Preserve Company in 1869 in Camden, NJ which changed its name to Campbell & Company in 1896. In 1897, John Dorrance, a chemist working for Campbell & Company, developed a . . . Map (db m146413) HM
8New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Cooper Street: the Gateway of Southern New Jersey
Cooper Street has been one of Camden's most important streets for over two centuries. Known in 1765 as the Middle Ferry Road, it became Cooper Street in 1773 when Jacob Cooper laid out the town in Camden. The street takes its name from the Cooper . . . Map (db m208376) HM
9New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Cooper's Ferry Reported missing
Licensed in 1688, it carried New Jersey products to Philadelphia. Terminus for stage lines in 1751, for railroads in 1834 and 1854Map (db m88381) HM
10New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Daniel Cooper Ferry Hotel
To mark the site Of The Daniel Cooper Ferry Hotel Erected 1764 It was used as a British out post 1777-1778 Here was located the first office of the "Cooper's Ferry Post Office"Map (db m146664) HM
11New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Enslaved Africans Once Sold Here
African slavery in New Jersey began with early European settlement. By 1766, circa 800 captive people had been sold here at Coopers Street Ferry and two other near ferry landings. In Africa, approximately 24 million men, women and children marched . . . Map (db m145252) HM
12New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Enslaved Africans Once Sold Here
African slavery in New Jersey began with early European settlement. By 1766, circa 800 captive people had been sold here at the Federal Street Ferry and two other nearby ferry landings. In Africa, approximately 24 million captured men, women and . . . Map (db m208367) HM
13New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Eyewitness to History
Eyewitness to History This massive gun barrel sitting before you was once mounted inside Turret 1 of the battleship USS New Jersey. During the epic battles of World War II and the Korean War this gun barrel, along with the other guns and brave crew . . . Map (db m133525) HM WM
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14New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile
Harpoon Anti-Ship Missile First deployed in 1977, the RGM-84 Harpoon is an all-weather anti-ship missile developed for fleet-wide use. Harpoon is 15 feet in length and propelled by a turbojet motor burning aircraft fuel generating 660lbs. of . . . Map (db m133789) HM
15New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — In Memoriam
1917 - 1918 1941 - 1945 1950 - 1953 1964 - 1975 They gave their lives that freedom might live World War I 1917 - 1918 That those who served and lived will be honored and not forgotten 1918 ★ 1945 ★ . . . Map (db m208381) WM
16New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — L-3 Communications
For more than 100 years, we at L-3 Communications and our heritage companies have touched the lives of millions of people. We have embodied the creative spirit of America and its technological greatness by being a leader in the design, . . . Map (db m146672) HM
17New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Lewis L. Coriell, MD, PhD1911 - 2001
Lewis L. Coriell was a charismatic physician, scientist, and humanitarian. He established the critical technology needed to produce the vaccine to eradicate polio, in addition to many other pioneering techniques used in laboratories today. In 1953, . . . Map (db m146685) HM
18New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — M2 Browning
M2 Browning Two Marines fire an M2 during gunnery practice on the Battleship Missouri (BB-63) in 1987. The M2 machine guns on Battleship New Jersey (BB-62) were operated in the same manner. Sand bags could be placed around the gun mount to provide . . . Map (db m133782) HM WM
19New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — 1 — PRR Federal Street Ferry Terminal
Prior to the 1800s ferries and stagecoaches were critical to the transport of passengers in and out of the City of Camden, and this transportation network continued to grow during the 19th century. Once the Camden and Amboy Railroad (C&A) had . . . Map (db m208368) HM
20New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Side View Turret #1
Standing 5 stories high, this side view shows the massive size of the 2,050 Ton 16 inch Gun Turret. It took a crew of 77 sailors to load and fire this three rifle Gun Turret. Capable of firing one 1,900 lb. High Capacity or one 2,700 lb. Armor . . . Map (db m133786) HM WM
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21New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — South Jersey Vietnam Veterans Memorial
All gave some Some gave all South Jersey =DMZ= Map (db m146686) WM
22New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — The Campbell KidsBeloved Icons of Campbell Soup Company
When the campbell Kids were created in 1904 for a Campbell Soup Company ad campaign, little did anyone realize what enduring icons the fresh-faced, roly-poly characters would become. The Campbell Kids first appeared with cans of soup and verses . . . Map (db m7427) HM
23New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — 2 — The Cooper Family
Beginning in the 1620s European settlers of Dutch, Swedish and English origin arrived along the Delaware River in the vicinity of present-day Camden, and by the 1670s English Quakers had established permanent homesteads throughout the region. One . . . Map (db m88384) HM
24New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — The Edward Sharp HouseErected 1812
Here was planned the first bridge between Camden and Philadelphia for which a charter was granted in 1819Map (db m208369) HM
25New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — The New Jersey Safe Deposit and Trust Company Building
The New Jersey Safe Deposit and Trust Company Building was placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior on August 24th, 1990. The building was completed in 1886 . . . Map (db m208375) HM
26New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — The VictorThe "Nipper Building"
The revitalization of this historic landmark symbolizes the rebirth of Camden on its 175th Anniversary. RCA Victor Building #17, completed in 1916, was widely known as the "Nipper Building" after the company's Nipper the Dog logo. It became the site . . . Map (db m7426) HM
27New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Ulysses S. Wiggins ParkOctober 12, 1992
In honor of the 500th anniversary of Christopher Columbus' discovery of America, the County of Camden, dedicates this monument in remembrance of this significant event in world historyMap (db m146670) HM
28New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — USS New Jersey Aircraft
USS New Jersey Aircraft The evolution of battleships in the early 20th century resulted in big guns that could hit a target beyond visual range. In 1929 the U.S. Navy began equipping new battleship designs with spotter aircraft to scout targets and . . . Map (db m133790) HM WM
29New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — USS New Jersey Marine Detachments
Dedicated to the memory of the Marines of the Marine Detachments that served aboard the USS New Jersey from 1942–1991 Sember FidelisMap (db m7432) WM
30New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — USS New Jersey Propeller
Donated by the Bantivoglio Family to the City of Camden to memorialize the City for its deep roots in world-wide commerce and shipping. The Bantivoglio Family owned and operated Camden Iron and Metal which was headquartered in Camden, NJ for 5 . . . Map (db m146668) HM WM
31New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Walt Whitman(1819 - 1892)
Standing just a few blocks from here on Mickle St.(now MLK Blvd.) is the historic home of America's "Poet of Democracy," Walt Whitman. In 1873, after suffering a stroke, Whitman moved to Camden to live closer to his family. He purchased the only . . . Map (db m146669) HM
32New Jersey, Camden County, Camden — Walt WhitmanMay 31, 1819-March 26, 1892
Author of Leaves of Grass, the most extraordinary piece of wit and wisdom that America has yet contributed. His life was an affirmation of freedom. His poetry was a celebration of life and his philosophy was a preparation for . . . Map (db m171891) HM
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Jan. 27, 2023