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

East Berne

 
 
East Berne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 10, 2011
1. East Berne Marker
Inscription.
Formerly Called
Werner's Mills
And Philadelphia

 
Erected 1932 by New York State Education Department.
 
Location. 42° 36.948′ N, 74° 4.394′ W. Marker is in Berne, New York, in Albany County. Marker is on Main Street near Helderberg Trail (New York State Route 443), on the right when traveling south. Click for map. On Main Street next door to the Post Office. Marker is in this post office area: East Berne NY 12059, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 4 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Earliest House (approx. 2.3 miles away); Anti-Rent Riots (approx. 3 miles away); Weidman Home (approx. 3.1 miles away); Mill Site (approx. 3.2 miles away); Ax Factory (approx. 3.2 miles away); Cheese Factory (approx. 3.3 miles away); Reformed Dutch Church (approx. 3.3 miles away); Johannes Dietz (approx. 3.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Berne.
 
Regarding East Berne.
EAST BERNE.

"This village, situated on the Upper Beaverdam, has a population of seventy. It was known as Werner's Mills when the town was organized, and took its present name from the post-office there in 1825. It is known
East Berne Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, December 10, 2011
2. East Berne Marker
The post office is in the background.
locally as "Philley," a name given it by Elnathan Stafford, who kept a small tavern in the neighborhood in 1820, and purchased his liquors in Philadelphia.

Nathaniel, Albert and Benjamin Gallup started in the mercantile business here in 1825; and Stephen Willes, who had long controlled the trade in that part of town, started also a store on the opposite side of the street. "
- Bi-Centennial History of Albany - History of the County of Albany, N.Y., From 1609 to 1886
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 420 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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