Major General William Jenkins Worth

Major General William Jenkins Worth (HMRMP)

Location: New York, NY 10010 New York County
Country: United States of America

N 40° 44.561', W 73° 59.339'

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1794 - 1849

William J. Worth, born in Hudson, New York
Began his military career in the War of 1812
and from 1820 to 1828 was Commandant of Cadets at West Point.
In the Mexican-American War, he distinguished himself in battles inscribed on this monument.
Brevetted a Major General in 1846, he was awarded a congressional sword of honor in 1847.
Worth was Army Commander of the Department of Texas
when cholera took his life in 1849.
Named in his honor are Fort Worth, Texas,
Lake Worth, Florida and Worth Street in lower Manhattan.

Dedicated 1857
James Goodwin Batterson, architect

Monument and tomb are Quincy granite and bronze
Cast-iron fence replicates the Congressional Sword.

Restoration in 1995 made possible by
The Paul and Klara Porzelt Foundation and
James A. Woodruff, Jr. Commander USN (Ret.)
Great-Great-Grandson of Major General Worth,
and other private donations
through the adopt-a-monument program sponsored by
The Municipal Art Society
Art Commission of the City of New York
Perpetual maintenance endowment funded by
James A Woodruff, Jr., Commander USN (Ret.)

[ Right of Monument: ]
Ducit Amor Patria

[ Back of Monument: ]
Under this monument
lies the body of
William Jenkins Worth
Born in Hudson, N. Y.
March 1, 1794
Died in Texas
May 7, 1849

[ Left of Monument: ]
By the Corporation
of the
City of New York
Honor the Brave
Year Placed1857
Placed ByCorporation of the City of New York
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 4:07pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 585358 N 4510684
Decimal Degrees40.74268333, -73.98898333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 44.561', W 73° 59.339'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 44' 33.66" N, 73° 59' 20.34" W
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Area Code(s)212, 347, 646, 914, 917,
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 952 Broadway, New York NY 10010, US
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