Elysian Fields

Elysian Fields (HM46F)

Location: Hoboken, NJ 07030 Hudson County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 44.935', W 74° 1.469'

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New York's First Central Park

Fast, reliable ferry service run by the Stevens family brought New Yorkers to Hoboken in droves. To attract riders, the Stevens' turned the waterfront into a semi-public park. They opened paths, pavilions, and breath-taking views, and named it Elysian Fields, after the paradise of ancient mythology. It opened with fanfare on July 11, 1831. The park stretched from this site to Weehawken Cove. Sports games, rides, and outdoor events gave people reasons to return. Tens of thousands packed the park daily in summer months. Then Central Park opened in 1857, replacing Hoboken as the park of choice, and Elysian Fields vanished beneath new development.
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HM NumberHM46F
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Placed ByCity of Hoboken
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, September 11th, 2014 at 9:44am PDT -07:00
Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 582353 N 4511342
Decimal Degrees40.74891667, -74.02448333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.935', W 74° 1.469'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 56.10" N, 74° 1' 28.14" W
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Area Code(s)201, 732
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1125 Maxwell Ln, Hoboken NJ 07030, US
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