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Albany in Albany County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“The Elms”

Home of Verplank Colvin

 
 
The Elms Marker image. Click for full size.
By James M. Vianna, LS, May 25, 2006
1. The Elms Marker
Inscription. Surveyor of the Adirondack wilderness and state lands from 1872 to 1900. Champion of the N.Y. Forest Preserve
 
Erected 2006 by New York State Association of Professional Land Surveyors/ Eastern New York Society of Land Surveyors.
 
Location. 42° 39.69′ N, 73° 46.546′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Western Ave 0.2 miles west of Cortland Place, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. In front of the First Lutheran Church of Albany. Marker is at or near this postal address: 181 Western Ave, Albany NY 12203, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Battle of Henry Johnson (approx. 0.6 miles away); First Railroad (approx. 0.9 miles away); New York State Office Building (approx. one mile away); Site of New York Central Railroad Erector Shop (approx. one mile away); 200th Anniversary of the Birth of George Washington (approx. one mile away); LaFayette Park (approx. 1.2 miles away); Lincoln in Albany (approx. 1.2 miles away); Birthplace of Modern Electricity (approx. 1.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
 
Also see . . .
1. Eastern New York Society of Land Surveyors Verplanck Colvin Historical Sign Project
Wideview of The Elms Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 30, 2016
2. Wideview of The Elms Marker
. Pictures of the dedication ceremony for this Historical Marker. Keynote speaker was State Assemblyman John McEneny whose ancestor served on one of Verplank Colvin's crews, and whose Assembly District includes the site of the marker. (Submitted on January 14, 2009, by James M. Vianna, LS of Stillwater, New York.) 

2. First Lutheran Church, Albany, New York. Information and history of the current owners of the property who purchased the property from the V. Colvin estate. Dating from 1649, Albany's First Lutheran Church is the oldest congregation of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, and the second oldest church in Albany, NY. (Submitted on January 12, 2009, by James M. Vianna, LS of Stillwater, New York.) 
 
Additional keywords. Land surveyor, Adirondack Mountains
 
Categories. ExplorationHorticulture & ForestryLandmarks
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by James M. Vianna, LS of Stillwater, New York. This page has been viewed 1,626 times since then and 184 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by James M. Vianna, LS of Stillwater, New York.   2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 5, 2016.
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