Marker Logo HMdb.org THE HISTORICAL
MARKER DATABASE
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
Ballston Spa in Saratoga County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Home of Jonathan Filer

 
 
Home of Jonathan Filer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, January 22, 2019
1. Home of Jonathan Filer Marker
Inscription.  Partially burned in Ballston invasion of 1780. Braided Indian torch found here. Family escaped and hid nearby.
 
Erected 1996 by Town of Ballston.
 
Location. 42° 59.178′ N, 73° 52.924′ W. Marker is in Ballston Spa, New York, in Saratoga County. Marker is on Middle Line Road, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Ballston Spa NY 12020, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Site of (approx. ¼ mile away); Colonial Inn (approx. ¼ mile away); Home of George Scott (approx. 0.6 miles away); Briggs Cemetery (approx. one mile away); James Gordon (approx. 1.1 miles away); 1780 Invasion (approx. 1.2 miles away); McCrea Hill (approx. 1.7 miles away); E. Hubbell 1831 (approx. 1.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ballston Spa.
 
Regarding Home of Jonathan Filer. When remodeling was done on the Jonathan Filer Homestead on Middle Line Road, a charred braided rope was found in the wall. Legend has it that the rope was used as a torch by raiders in an attempt
Home of Jonathan Filer Marker image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, January 22, 2019
2. Home of Jonathan Filer Marker
to burn the house in 1780. Stories also suggest that Jonathan Filer’s mother-in-law put out the fire after the rest of the family escaped into the woods, saving the home from certain destruction. (Brookside Museum)
 
Also see . . .  Brookside Museum. (Submitted on January 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York.)
 
Categories. Settlements & SettlersWar, US Revolutionary
 
Home of Jonathan Filer image. Click for full size.
By Steve Stoessel, January 22, 2019
3. Home of Jonathan Filer
 

More. Search the internet for Home of Jonathan Filer.
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 22, 2019. This page originally submitted on January 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. This page has been viewed 50 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 22, 2019, by Steve Stoessel of Niskayuna, New York. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
Paid Advertisement