Camp Merritt was a military base in Cresskill, in Bergen County, New Jersey, that was activated for use in World War I. Etymology The word bases is first recorded in English language from c Cresskill is a borough in Bergen County, New Jersey, United States. Bergen County is the most populous County of the state of New Jersey, United States. New Jersey ( is a state in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeastern regions of the United States. World War I (abbreviated WWI; also known as the First World War, the Great War, and the War to End All It was from this camp that thousands of soldiers were deployed to Hoboken, New Jersey before being shipped off to Europe. Hoboken is a city in Hudson County, New Jersey, United States. Camp Merritt was decommissioned in November, 1919.  The camp contained 1,302 buildings over a 770-acre (3. 1 km²) area.
A monument was erected to honor those soldiers that died due to the spread of the Spanish flu throughout the area. The 1918 flu pandemic (commonly referred to as the Spanish flu) was an Influenza Pandemic that spread to nearly every part of the world The 66-foot (20 m) tall granite monument stands in the center of the Camp Merritt Memorial Circle at the intersection of Knickerbocker Road and Madison Avenue. The Camp Merritt Memorial Circle is a Traffic circle in Cresskill, New Jersey at the intersection of Madison Avenue and Knickerbocker Road ( CR 505 County Route 505 is a County highway in the US state of New Jersey. Camp Merritt is commemorated today by the conversion and expansion of a popular soldiers' theatre on the site of the camp into the elementary school of the same name. Theatre (or theater, see spelling differences) is the branch of the Performing arts defined by Bernard Beckerman as what "occurs when one See also Primary education An elementary school is an institution where children receive the first stage of Compulsory education known as elementary