Matthew Alexander Henson

Matthew Alexander Henson (HM7LD)

Location: Arlington, VA 22204 Arlington County
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N 38° 52.236', W 77° 4.106'

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Co-discoverer of the North Pole

Reached the North Pole on April 6, 1909, with Robert E. Peary and four Polar Eskimos.

[Caption with image of group at Pole:]
Ooqueah, Ootah, Henson, Egingwah, Seegloo.

Matthew Alexander Henson Re-interment Committee: Dr. S. Allen Counter, Chairman and Organizer; John H. Johnson, Honorary Chairman.

April 6, 1988.


Matthew Alexander Henson

Co-discoverer of the North Pole

August 8, 1866 - March 5, 1955

"The lure of the Arctic is tugging at my heart. To me the trail is calling! The old trail - the trail that is always new."

And his beloved wife, Lucy Ross Henson
HM NumberHM7LD
Series This marker is part of the More Than Words series
Year Placed1988
Placed ByThe Matthew Alexander Henson Re-interment Committee
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 2:30am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18S E 320556 N 4304450
Decimal Degrees38.87060000, -77.06843333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 38° 52.236', W 77° 4.106'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds38° 52' 14.16" N, 77° 4' 6.36" W
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Area Code(s)703
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1614 Jessup Dr, Arlington VA 22204, US
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