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Kilian Van Rensselaer

 
 
Kilian Van Rensselaer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Yugoboy, April 6, 2013
1. Kilian Van Rensselaer Marker
Inscription.
Kilian Van Rensselaer
the Progenitor
of the Van Rensselaer family in America, a merchant of Amsterdam Holland, the original proprietor and first patroon of the Manor of Rensselaerwyck, under a grant from the Dutch government in 1629. In following years he bought from the Indians lands lying on both sides of the Hudson from Baeren Island to Cohoes Falls and established the settlement.
 
Erected 1886 by Albany Bi-Centennial committee.
 
Location. 42° 39.112′ N, 73° 45.28′ W. Marker is in Albany, New York, in Albany County. Marker is at the intersection of Eagle Street and Corning Place, on the left when traveling north on Eagle Street. Click for map. Marker is attached to City Hall. Marker is at or near this postal address: 24 Eagle Street, Albany NY 12207, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 1624-1924 (here, next to this marker); City Hall Carillon (a few steps from this marker); 200th Anniversary of Albany Charter (within shouting distance of this marker); The Kings Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); Schuyler Mansion
Wideview of Kilian Van Rensselaer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin Craft, September 30, 2016
2. Wideview of Kilian Van Rensselaer Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Academy Park (within shouting distance of this marker); NSDAR Revolutionary Soldiers Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Frederick (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Albany.
 
Categories. Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York. This page has been viewed 449 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on , by Yugoboy of Rochester, New York.   2. submitted on , by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on October 4, 2016.
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