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

Founder of Johnstown

(Sir William Johnson)

 
 
Founder of Johnstown Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
1. Founder of Johnstown Marker
Inscription. In efforts to develop great land holdings, he surveyed and laid out the village of Johnstown, built the first public school, and after Tryon County was set off in 1772, ensured the location of the county seat here. Interested in learning, he was a member of the board of trustees of King's College, now Columbia University, a founding member of the first board of trustees of Queen's College, now Rutgers University. Made a member of the Society of the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts, he established a church for the Indians at Canajoharie, and built the first church at Johnstown in 1766. He effected the translation of some of the Gospels into the Mohawk Indian language and published a prayer book for them.

He aided and assisted emigrants from Scotland, Ireland, England, Wales, and Germany, to settle on his lands. Being known for his kindness to help the unfortunate.

A successful military commander, a great colonial administrator, and the "Builder of an Empire."
 
Erected 1971 by City of Johnstown, Fulton County, New York.
 
Location. 43° 0.396′ N, 74° 22.397′ W. Marker is in Johnstown, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on Main Street. Click for map. Between William & Market Streets. Marker is in this post office area: Johnstown NY 12095, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.

Sir William Johnson Memorial Park image. Click for full size.
By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
2. Sir William Johnson Memorial Park
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Superintendent of Indian Affairs (here, next to this marker); A Military Commander (here, next to this marker); A Colonial (here, next to this marker); Lest We Forget (here, next to this marker); Grave of Sir William Johnson (a few steps from this marker); Historic Johnstown (within shouting distance of this marker); Women's Rights (within shouting distance of this marker); Elizabeth Cady Stanton (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Johnstown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
Sir William Johnson Memorial Park Marker image. Click for full size.
By Joe Harness, July 20, 2011
3. Sir William Johnson Memorial Park Marker
 
 
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