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Full Name: Walt Whitman
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(1819-1892) Poet. Walt Whitman moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 1823, when he was four years old, and lived there for much of his life. He taught school in Woodbury, New York; the schoolhouse has been restored. West Hills, Huntington Station, New York is the site of Whitman's birth, built in 1819 by Whitman's father, it is preserved and open to public with many artifacts and original manuscripts. 516-427-5240. He taught school in Smithtown, New York in 1837-38; the schoolhouse has been moved to Old Bethpage, New York. Whitman moved to Manhattan, New York, staying at 113 East 10th Street.
Author's Timeline:
1819 Suffolk County
West Hills, Huntington Station, New York, is the site of Whitman's birth, built in 1819 by Whitman's father. It is preserved and open to public with many artifacts and original manuscripts. 516-427-5240.  
1823 Kings County
Whitman moved to Brooklyn, New York, in 1823, when he was four years old, and lived there for much of his life. One of his residences was in the Fort Greene neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York. 
1855 New York County
Leaves Of Grass
First edition of a collection of 12 poems self published in 1855 including the poems "Song of Myself" and "I Sing The Body Electric." Several editions would follow, the last containing over 350 poems. 
1839 Queens County
Whitman lived in Queens, New York, from 1839 to 1841, and taught in a one-room schoolhouse called Jamaica Academy. 
1892 (Unknown) County
Walt Whitman died in Camden, New Jersey, in 1892. 
1892 (Unknown) County
Walt Whitman is buried in Harleigh Cemetery, Camden, New Jersey, in a tomb of his own design. 
1842 (Unknown) County
Franklin Evans; or, The Inebriate
Novel. 
1865 (Unknown) County
Drum-Taps
Collection of poetry. 
1865 Bronx County
Sequel to Drum-Taps
Collection of poetry. 
1871 (Unknown) County
Democratic Vistas
Prose. 
1882 (Unknown) County
Specimen Days and Collect
Prose. 
1888 (Unknown) County
November Boughs
 
1845 (Unknown) County
The Half-Breed
Novella. 
1860 (Unknown) County
Leaves of Grass
Third edition of the poetry collection; contained the poem, "I Hear America Singing." 
? Nassau County
Whitman taught school in Woodbury, New York; the schoolhouse has been restored. 
? New York County
Whitman moved to Manhattan, New York, staying at 113 East 10th Street. 

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