John Peter Zenger

John Peter Zenger (HMVO0)

Location: New York, NY 11231 New York County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 41.294', W 74° 0.92'

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The renowned champion of the freedom of the press spent his first days in America on Governors Island. As a 13 year old boy he arrived in New York in 1710 with thousands of refugees from the Palatinate, who were quartered for a time on this island. In 1735, as publisher of the New York Weekly Journal, he won acquittal of libel charges in the historic court trial which marked the first major contribution to the cause of freedom of the press in America.

Erected by First United States Army, 14 October 1963
HM NumberHMVO0
Year Placed1963
Placed ByFirst United States Army
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Date Added Thursday, October 9th, 2014 at 10:11am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 583201 N 4504615
Decimal Degrees40.68823333, -74.01533333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.294', W 74° 0.92'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 17.64" N, 74° 0' 55.20" W
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Area Code(s)718, 212, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 15 Evans Rd, New York NY 11231, US
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