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Town of Plattsburgh in Clinton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Possession House

Possession House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Ellen Adams, September 24, 2017
1. Possession House Marker
Inscription.  Site of first home raised by a European settler in the Town of Plattsburgh and Clinton County. Erected September 10-13, 1766 by William Gilliland (1734-1796).
Erected by Town of Plattsburgh.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1766.
Location. 44° 37.663′ N, 73° 26.857′ W. Marker is in Town of Plattsburgh, New York, in Clinton County. Marker is on New York State Route 9 north of South Junction Road, on the right when traveling south. Marker is located just past where Route 9 crosses the Salmon River, when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Plattsburgh NY 12901, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Blast Furnace (a few steps from this marker); Sax House (within shouting distance of this marker); Friswell Patent (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gilliland Homestead (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gilliland Cemetery (approx. 0.3 miles away); Battle of Valcour
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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Valcour Bay (approx. 0.6 miles away); Peru’s First Settler (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Town of Plattsburgh.
Credits. This page was last revised on September 26, 2017. It was originally submitted on September 24, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. This page has been viewed 415 times since then and 26 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on September 24, 2017, by Ellen Adams of Plattsburgh, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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