Walt Whitman Honored with Plaque in Camden

Last Edited:

One of America's greatest poets and thinkers was honored in Camden for all his contributions to the place he once called home.

On Thursday, November 2nd, the Camden County Freeholder Board unveiled a new historical marker to honor "America's Poet of Democracy," Walt Whitman.

Whitman lived in Camden from 1873 until his death in 1892 and just as he left his mark on American literature, he will now leave a permanent mark in South Jersey.

"It's important as we move forward and make progress in the city that we remember our roots, we remember our history, and we remember our culture because that is all part of what we are and who we are in Camden County," said freeholder director for Camden County, Louis Cappelli, Jr.

This is the second historical plaque the freeholder board has installed as part of a project to recognize significant individuals across Camden County for their achievements and contributions.

Plaque Unveiling Commemorates Civil Air Patrol's 75th Anniversary

SNJ Today is a Southern New Jersey news and information source that is dedicated to providing current stories related specifically to South Jersey.

Do you have community news or events? Email news@snjtoday.com, text SNJNews to 313131, or call 856.825.NEWS (6397).