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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Jersey City

 
Clickable Map of Hudson County, New Jersey and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Hudson County, NJ (71) Bergen County, NJ (397) Essex County, NJ (146) Union County, NJ (111) Kings County, NY (170) New York County, NY (1308) Richmond County, NY (116)  HudsonCounty(71) Hudson County (71)  BergenCounty(397) Bergen County (397)  EssexCounty(146) Essex County (146)  UnionCounty(111) Union County (111)  KingsCountyNew York(170) Kings County (170)  NewYorkCounty(1308) New York County (1308)  RichmondCounty(116) Richmond County (116)
Jersey City, New Jersey and Vicinity
    Hudson County (71)
    Bergen County (397)
    Essex County (146)
    Union County (111)
    Kings County, New York (170)
    New York County, New York (1308)
    Richmond County, New York (116)
 
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1New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — An Gorta Mor
In Memoriam of the Irish Famine An Gorta Mor   1845 – 1852 For those lives claimed by it and the Irish Immigrants that survived and relocated to the United States. Erected By The Friendly Sons of St. Patrick Hudson County, N.J. [ Back . . . — Map (db m42404) HM
2New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Black Tom ExplosionLiberty State Park
You are standing on a site which saw one of the worse acts of sabotage in American history! Prior to the U.S. entering WWI, the shoreline on which you now stand was occupied by an extensive munitions depot operated by the Lehigh Valley . . . — Map (db m126349) HM
3New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Blakeslee Route
In honor of George E. Blakeslee Pioneer of the modern highway [ Rear Marker : ] Blakeslee rededicated September 2005 by The Friends of the Marion Section Patrick J. O’Melia Hassan Abubakr • Tessie Brady • Sam C. Difeo • Mary Donnelly . . . — Map (db m51534) HM
4New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Central Railroad of NJ Employees
New Jersey Central Jersey Central Lines Honoring the employees of the Central Railroad of New Jersey 1849 – 1976 Dedicated by the Central Railroad of New Jersey Veteran Employees Association — Map (db m51512) HM
5New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Changes in the LandLiberty State Park
Prior to 1860, the area surrounding you was mostly brackish waters, salt marshes and mudflats of a tidal estuary. Known to the native Lenape as Communipaw Cove, these wetlands were a rich source of fish, waterfowl and shellfish. Early Dutch and . . . — Map (db m49794) HM
6New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Changes in the Land
The land we know as Liberty State Park has undergone many changes. Known to the Lenape Indians as Communipaw Cove, it was a place of saltmarshes and oysters. Later Dutch and English settlers harvested salt hay for their livestock. To native people . . . — Map (db m69423) HM
7New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Communipaw and Lafayette
Henry Hudson’s “Half Moon” anchored off Communipaw in 1609. In 1633 the Dutch West India Company built the first house occupied by “John the Laugher.” A small colony of Dutch houses and farms developed along the shore where . . . — Map (db m42415) HM
8New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Empty Sky: New JerseySeptember 11th Memorial
On the morning of September 11, 2001, with the skies so clear that the Twin Towers across the river appeared to be within reach, the very essence of what our country stands for - freedom, tolerance, and the pursuit of happiness – was attacked. . . . — Map (db m49789) HM
9New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Explosion at Liberty!
On July 30, 1916, the Black Tom munitions depot exploded, rocking New York Harbor and sending sleeping residents tumbling from their beds. The noise of the explosion was heard as far away as Maryland and Connecticut. On Ellis Island, terrified . . . — Map (db m126348) HM
10New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Farrier Memorial
to the Volunteer Fireman of Jersey City Erected through the bequest of Capt. Frederick T. Farrier as a token of the friendship and esteem in which he held his former associates in the Volunteer Fire Department. Edwin M. Farrier 1931                 . . . — Map (db m42413) HM
11New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Jack Roosevelt Robinson
“A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” Jack Roosevelt Robinson 1919–1972 Jack Roosevelt Robinson, the first African-American to break the color barrier in Major League Baseball, . . . — Map (db m6101) HM
12New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Jane Tuers
This marks the site of the home of Jane Tuers a heroine of the American Revolution Presented by Jane Tuers Cociety C.A.R. 1925 — Map (db m63612) HM
13New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Jersey City Civil War Memorial
In memory of the Soldiers of Jersey City who fought in the War of the Rebellion. [ Back of Monument: ] This monument is erected by the executor of the estate of the late Edward J. Donnelly, Sergt. Co. C, 5th N.J. Volunteers and a . . . — Map (db m42406) HM
14New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Liberation
Dedicated to America’s role of preserving freedom and rescuing the oppressed, this monument, by Natan Rapoport, of an American soldier carrying a World War II concentration camp survivor was gifted to the State of New Jersey through the generosity . . . — Map (db m13295) WM
15New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Lincoln Park
Hudson County’s great public work of the 1890’s was Hudson (now Kennedy) Boulevard, a 20-mile landscaped roadway running through the county. Construction caused the demolition or relocation of many buildings and was completed in 1895. The road . . . — Map (db m42419) HM
16New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Morris Pesin’s Legendary Canoe Trip Which Launched Liberty State Park
On the foggy, drizzly morning of June 13, 1958, Morris Pesin (1911-1992) made his historic 8 minute canoe trip to the Statue of Liberty with a Jersey Journal reporter to dramatize the close proximity of the Jersey City shoreline to Ms. . . . — Map (db m126346) HM
17New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Mystic Lincoln
Sculptor   James Earle Frazer Erected in 1930 by the Lincoln Association of Jersey City with contributions from the school children of Jersey City. Rededicated February 12, 2005 75th Anniversary [ Pedestal Inscription: ] Lincoln . . . — Map (db m42408) HM
18New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Newkirk House
Jersey City’s oldest building, the Newkirk House was erected circa 1690 a few blocks northeast of the nearby Dutch settlement of Bergen Square (1660). Occupied for two centuries by the Newkirk family, the sandstone structure was sold by . . . — Map (db m156027) HM
19New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — NewportJersey City
. . . — Map (db m35586) HM
20New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Old Bergen Church
The Old Bergen Church, a Dutch Reformed Church, is a classic blending of Greek Revival details and form, with New Jersey Dutch influences. Originally founded in 1662 at Bergen Avenue and Vroom Street, the church has undergone two rebuildings on this . . . — Map (db m6137) HM
21New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Paulus Hook
Washington’s “Flying Camp” here in 1776. Later fort held by British during entire war despite American attacks. — Map (db m7697) HM
22New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Peter StuyvesantC. 1612 – 1672
In 1660, as the last Dutch Director-General of the colony of New Netherland, Stuyvesant was instrumental in the establishment of the Village of Bergen, which was near this site. The Scottish-American sculptor J. Massey Rhind was commissioned to . . . — Map (db m100143) HM
23New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Rt. Rev. Msgr. Roger A. McGinleyPriest and Patriot
In grateful memory of Right Reverend Monsignor Roger A. McGinley Priest and Patriot who by teaching and example raised the level of citizenship in our city, and by founding Saint Aedan’s Parish in 1912, serving as its pastor for twenty-four . . . — Map (db m35589) HM
24New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — The Bridge of Nations
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25New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — The Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) TerminalFerry Houses: Connecting People, Boats and Trains
From 1864 until 1967: the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) Terminal provided a vital link between the New Jersey and New York City shores. At its busiest, more than 200 ferry sailings transported tens of thousands of commuters and thousands of . . . — Map (db m13300) HM
26New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — The Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) TerminalEmigrant (Immigrant) Waiting Room
After passing the Statue of Liberty and being processed at Ellis Island, where did the new Americans go? Once declared “clearly and beyond a doubt, entitled to land” almost two-thirds of the immigrants processed at Ellis Island . . . — Map (db m49339) HM
27New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — The Central Railroad of New Jersey Terminal
This terminal was completed in June, 1889 and became fully operational on October 6, 1889. For almost 80 years it served as the main passenger terminal for the Central Railroad Company of New Jersey at this strategic Jersey City waterfront location. . . . — Map (db m13290) HM
28New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — The Historic Trilogy
The term “Historic Trilogy” is used to represent the role the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) Terminal, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty played in American history. It was these three historic structures that greeted most . . . — Map (db m49344) HM
29New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — The Historic Trilogy
The term “Historic Trilogy” is used to represent the role the Central Railroad of New Jersey (CRRNJ) Terminal, Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty played in American history. It was these three historic structures that greeted most . . . — Map (db m69419) HM
30New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — The Salt Marsh
Salt marshes like the one you are looking at, once lined the entire coast of New York Harbor. Most were filled as the Harbor became an industrial port. However, this remnant marsh teems with the life that results when brackish (salty) water meets . . . — Map (db m69424) HM
31New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — Tribute to the Soldiers of New Jersey
A Tribute to the Soldiers of New Jersey who encamped on this hill during the War of 1812 Placed by The United States Daughters 1812 State of New Jersey 1915 — Map (db m156026) WM
32New Jersey (Hudson County), Jersey City — U.S.S. Maine Memorial
In Memoriam U.S.S. Maine Destroyed in Havana Harbor February 15, 1898 This tablet is cast from metal recovered from the U.S.S. Maine Presented to the People of Jersey City, N.J. By General Joseph Wheeler Post No. 4 A.V.F.S. . . . — Map (db m6102) WM
 
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