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

Ebenezer Emmons

1799-1863

 

A giant of nineteenth century geology

 
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 9, 2014
1. Ebenezer Emmons Marker
Inscription.
Rensselaer graduate of the first class of 1826
Rensselaer Professor of Geology 1830-1840
State Geologist, New York Geological Survey
The first State Geologist of North Carolina 1851

Created the standard for American stratigraphic surveys
and established the local stratigraphic and structural
geology now know as the "Taconic System." The Taconic
frontal fault, which extends from Canada through
southern New York, runs through the Rensselaer
campus and is know as the "Emmons' Line."

Wrote classic texts on geology and other aspects of natural
history. Named the Adirondack and Taconic Mountains.
Acquainted the public with these regions through his writings.

Wrote classic texts on geology and other aspects of
history. Named the Adirondack and Taconic Mountains.
Acquainted the public with these regions through his writings.

The Association of American Geologists, which later
became the American Association for the Advancement
of Science, was founded in his home in 1840.

 
Location. 42° 43.778′ N, 73° 40.721′ W. Marker is in Troy, New York, in Rensselaer County. Marker can be reached from 15th Street. Click for map.
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By Howard C. Ohlhous, June 9, 2014
2. Ebenezer Emmons Marker on the Campus of Rensselaer
Marker is located in a courtyard on the Rensselaer campus. Marker is in this post office area: Troy NY 12180, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. West Hall (approx. 0.3 miles away); Church of the Holy Cross (approx. 0.3 miles away); W & L E Gurley Building (approx. half a mile away); Wilson Farmhouse (approx. half a mile away); History of 1819 Fifth Avenue (approx. half a mile away); The Great Fire of 1862 (approx. half a mile away); Old Mount Ida Cemetery (approx. 0.6 miles away); Albert Pawling (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Troy.
 
Additional keywords. RPI Rensselaer Graduate
 
Categories. EducationScience & Medicine
 
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