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Cohoes in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Van Schaick Burial Plot
 
Van Schaick Burial Plot - Cohoes, NY Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 28, 2008
1. Van Schaick Burial Plot - Cohoes, NY
 
Inscription.
First Settlers of Cohoes
And Owners of Half Moon
Patent Buried Here

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 46.133′ N, 73° 41.179′ W. Marker is in Cohoes, New York, in Albany County. Marker can be reached from Delaware Avenue, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cohoes NY 12047, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Van Schaick Mansion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Van Schaick Mansion (about 600 feet away); Camp Van Schaick (approx. 0.2 miles away); a different marker also named Camp Van Schaick (approx. 0.2 miles away); Van Schaick Island (approx. mile away); Herman Melville (approx. half a mile away); The Matton Shipyard (approx. mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cohoes.
 
More about this marker. It takes a keen eye to spot this marker from the car because the marker is not beside the road, but rather a ways back from the road and just beyond the small cemetery that is enclosed by a wrough iron fence, the Van Schaick Burial Plot.
 
Van Schaick Burial Plot Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 28, 2008
2. Van Schaick Burial Plot
The Van Schaick burial plot is on the left and surrounded by the wrough iron fence. The Van Schaick Mansion is in the distance to the right.
 

 
Related marker. Click here for another marker that is related to this marker. The Van Schaick Mansion is very close by.
 
Van Schaick Burial Plot Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 28, 2008
3. Van Schaick Burial Plot Marker
The historic marker is beyond the fence and to the right of the Van Schaick head stone in this view.
 
 
Van Schaick Burial Plot Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 28, 2008
4. Van Schaick Burial Plot
The entire plot is seen enclosed within the fence. The New York State historic marker is on the far side of the plot.
 
 
Van Schaick Mansion Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, February 28, 2008
5. Van Schaick Mansion
This is the front door and front yard of the Van Schaick Mansion. The Van Schaick Burial Plot is in the distance to the right of the tree beside the steps.
 
 
Burying Ground Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 25, 2012
6. Burying Ground Marker
This metal shield had been on display at the Van Schaick burial grounds until vandals ripped it down and discarded it where it was later found by Cohoes police who returned it to the owners of the Van Schaick Mansion. The text at the bottom of the plaque has been chiseled off. The text that remains reads as follows:
In This Burying Ground rests the mortal remains of John Gerritse Van Schaick and his wife Anna. Ardent and Generous Patriots, at whose house south of this spot General Philip Schuyler made his headquarters Aug. 14. 1777, to Aug. 19. 1777, when he was superseded by General Horatio Gates who made his headquarters at the same house, until the advance of the Army northward Sept. 8. 1777.
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on April 21, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 2,703 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 21, 2008, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York.   6. submitted on July 29, 2012, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
 
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