List of places named after Joyce Kilmer

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This is a list of places which are located all around the world named or renamed in honor of American poet, writer and literary critic, Joyce Kilmer (1886-1918).


In the United States[edit]



  • Joyce Kilmer Road in Roscommon, Michigan. This road ends at a Branch of the very famous Au Sable River. Plenty of 'Trees' too!


  • Joyce Kilmer Memorial Fireplace (built 1936) in Como Park in St. Paul, MN [1] Kilmer was honored by St. Paul Parks Superintendent W. Lamont Kauffman, who was a charter member of the Joyce Kilmer post of the American Legion.

New Jersey[edit]

New York[edit]

North Carolina[edit]



  • The Philolexian Society of Columbia University, a collegiate literary society of which Kilmer was vice president, holds the annual Alfred Joyce Kilmer Memorial Bad Poetry Contest in his honor.[9]
  • Nobody's Inn, a bar and grill at 150 Franklin Turnpike in Mahwah (next to the Erie-Lackawanna railroad tracks about 0.7 miles from the border of Suffern, New York), which closed in 2002, was widely believed to occupy the house that inspired Kilmer's poem, "The House with Nobody In It." The poem begins, "Whenever I walk to Suffern along the Erie track / I go by a poor old farmhouse with its shingles broken and black."
  • The Joyce Kilmer Memorial Tree, located in New York City's Central Park near Center Drive and 67th Street.[10][11]


  1. ^ Xiong, Chao. "At Como Park, a hearth-warming". Newspaper. Star Tribune, Minneapolis, MN. Retrieved 20 May 2011. 
  2. ^ a b Mappen, Marc. The Encyclopedia of New Jersey (New Brunswick, New Jersey: Rutgers University Press, 2004), 117.
  3. ^ Kilmer Rest Area - New Jersey Turnpike published by the New Jersey Turnpike Authority (no further authorship information available). Retrieved January 13, 2007.
  4. ^ Brewer, Alberta, and Brewer, Carson. Valley So Wild. (Knoxville: East Tennessee Historical Society, 1975), 350-351.
  5. ^ Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
  6. ^ Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
  7. ^ Joyce Kilmer Elementary School
  8. ^ Joyce Kilmer K-8 School
  9. ^ The Philolexian Society at the Philolexian Foundation website. Published by the Philolexian Foundation (no further authorship information available). Retrieved 13 January 2007.
  10. ^ " Natural History/The Journal of the American Museum 19. 1919. 
  11. ^ XIX, 1919, pp. 746-47.